Russell Axford

Russell supports Canada's fastest-growing companies to scale their finance leadership and fuel growth. As an active member of Clarity’s executive leadership team, he is responsible for the business strategy and leadership of the executive search practice.

With 10 years of finance and accounting recruitment experience, Russell leverages his network of finance executives and industry knowledge to deliver the best hiring outcomes for his clients.

Russell has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Guelph and is passionate about leadership development. He spends his time working with a high-performance coach and enjoys listening to various leadership audiobooks on effective leadership. Russell cares about living a healthy lifestyle and when he is not spending time with his family, he is golfing, cycling and snowboarding.

Fun Fact: He went on a golf trip to St. Andrews (ask him about it!)

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