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Russ Bencks

Managing Director, Executive Search

Russ is an executive search industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience. He has led hundreds of executive searches and has also been retained by clients to lead merger and acquisition engagements, both on the buy-side and sell-side. Before joining The Fahrenheit Group in 2016, Russ served as President of Bencks & Co., a boutique executive search firm located in Richmond, Virginia, that he founded in 1999. Russ has managed searches for clients throughout the U.S. and Europe in a variety of functional areas, including finance, human resources, marketing, compliance, and general management.

Prior to his search career, Russ worked in the banking and media industries. Russ is a Rotarian and a past President and current member of the West Richmond Rotary Club. He is also an active volunteer with his children’s schools, St. Christopher’s and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, as well as Junior Achievement of Central Virginia.

Russ holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond.

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