Who is John Russell?
John Russell, is an entrepreneur and president of
R J Associates, based in Grosse Ile, Michigan. He founded the company in
July 1997, but its roots go back to 1985. He has worked with a wide
variety of Individuals, businesses and organizations in his professional
career. John has an innate ability to take complicated and confusing
topics and make them practical and understandable.
John has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in
management roles and inside/outside sales. He has a Masters Degree in
Management from Walsh College in Troy where he has worked as an adjunct
professor in traditional, Internet and interactive marketing.
John has served the Southern Wayne
County Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Board of Directors,
Moderator of the Technology Group and Chairman of the Small Business
His program on "Web Site
Re-Engineering" received top marks at the Internet World Conferences
in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. In March of 2000, John took his
program internationally to Internet World Asia in Singapore. He added
"Small Business and the Internet" topic to the 2000 Los Angeles
and New York Internet World lineup, and added IW-Toronto to the list in
2001. He was invited to speak three times (once as a keynote) at Internet
World in Buenos Aires Argentina in August 2001. In addition, he
participated in "E-Business 4 Small Business" in Las Vegas and
Des Moines Iowa, sponsored by Iowa State University in 2001. John
completed his 5th year at Internet World at 2003 Spring Internet World in
San Jose, CA.
He partnered with Key3Media to produce "E-business for Small
Business" at the 2001 Spring COMDEX in Chicago, where he served as
Program Chair, moderator and speaker at one session. John brought a
similar program to Internet World in Los Angeles and New York City in
2002, producing the program in cooperation with Penton Media. John has
spoken on e-business and e-marketing concepts to a variety of groups like
the International Association of Business Communicators, the Adcraft Club,
Comerica Bank, as well as programs co-sponsored with Microsoft
From 2003-2011, John was the senior
pastor of a small church in the downriver area, where he led the
congregants into deeper understanding of their spiritual relationship with
God and others. This was his second foray into ministry, and also taught a
large adult Bible class at a third local church for several years.
In July 2012, John returned to
his retail roots and is currently Appliance & Kitchen Department
Manager at Lowes Home Improvement in Woodhaven, Michigan.
John currently is
available on a consulting/contractor basis for individuals, small
businesses, and churches. How can he help you move to the next level?