Russ Stoddard began his career as a river guide before entering the corporate world where he has become recognized as an expert working at the confluence of business and social responsibility.
He is the founder and president of Oliver Russell, a public benefit corporation that builds brands for purpose-driven companies whose products, services or business models benefit society.
Russ is a leader in the certified B Corporation community, a new classification of companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental issues. He has received awards for lifetime achievements in community service from the American Advertising Federation, the YMCA, and his alma mater, the University of Puget Sound.
He lives in beautiful Boise, Idaho, with his wife, Sarah, and their standard poodle, Roux.