Founder — The Russell G. Redenbaugh Foundation
In 2020 Russell Launched the “The Shift The Narrative Foundation” and is currently helping local leaders who are already making a difference in their communities accelerate their impact through leadership training and financial support.
Blind from the age of 16, Russell Redenbaugh’s achievements as a successful investor and economist, a Commissioner on the US Civil Rights Commission serving under three US Presidents and a black belt, three-time gold medal jiu-jitsu world champion fighting sighted opponents, prove that if he can, you can. With the first MBA awarded to a blind student from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Russell went on to become Chief Investment Officer at a prominent Philadelphia money management firm that he helped grow to $6 billion in assets. After successfully selling the firm as one of six partners, Russell moved on to teach at Wharton, serve as a Commissioner on the US Civil Rights Commission and consult to global corporations such as IBM, Applied Materials, and KLA Tencor on “Shifting the Narrative” through redesigning business processes. Russell founded and was a managing partner of Kairos Capital Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor, where he managed his own and his clients’ money using strategies departing from flawed investment industry narratives.