Bill Russell

Keynote speaker, consultant and trainer


Banking, Corporate


Business Growth, Change, Corporate Culture, Customer Service, Finance, Virtual Workforce

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Professional Speaker

Your Future Options are Limitless.

When it comes to motivating-experience counts. Real stories. Humor. Vision. Purpose. Bill is a highly informative and entertaining speaker on the global markets, market bubbles, sales, team-building, business ethics, and change management. He adeptly mixes his superb business knowledge and acumen with an incredible ability to entertain-drawing on his experience as an award-winning impromptu and humorous speaker, and as an improvisational theatre performer in South Africa.

Bill Russell has been a keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer for blue-chip companies such as J.P. Morgan, General Electric, Deloitte and Ernst & Young-and for such charitable organizations as Speakers Trust, Young Enterprise, Shelter, and TEACH South Africa. Bill frequently works in the financial industry as a featured speaker, presenter, and moderator; performing presentations for the FIA, FOA, and CME as well as Euronext.liffe and Eurex. Bill has addressed appreciative and influential audiences across Europe, America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Management Consultancy

Consult your dreams. Consult with Future Options.

Bill Russell has extensive international experience in sales, trade, and regulatory issues, with a great talent for developing and maintaining client relationships. His years in sales, trading, and management of the listed derivatives markets for the world's largest and most influential investment banks gave him invaluable experience in macroeconomics. He has a proven track record for quickly increasing sales revenues and productivity, implementing change, building harmonious and extremely profitable teams, and improving client satisfaction.

Having personally survived and thrived through a number of high-profile multi-national corporate mergers, Bill is adept at change management, reconciling clashing business cultures, and handling cultural differences. As an expatriate for nineteen years he has learned to navigate successfully through diverse cultures on three different continents-and to deal with the needs and expectations of clients at home and on distant shores.

Bill has built and managed global sales teams, set up businesses in the US, UK, New Zealand, and South Africa, and dealt confidently dealing with legal and accountancy firms, and regulators in many jurisdictions.

Executive Skills Training

Future Options offers an entire suite of courses and programs to enhance the skills and capabilities of any executive, office team, or support staff member. Our courses are delivered with enthusiasm and experience on the topic. We will tailor any program to meet the specific needs of the individual or group and each can be delivered as a half-day, full-day, or two-day courses depending on the requirements and specifications of the client. Each course is hands-on, interactive, and fun, ensuring the highest productivity and greatest information retention. We promise to motivate, educate and invigorate.


"Bill will convince your organizations to embrace creativity and develop strong team cultures, to build self-belief, and to commit to achievement. You'll commit to setting higher goals and passionately strive to surpass them.Bill Russell is an outstanding professional speaker. He can hold any audience in his hand commanding total attention from his audience be it when he speaks at large corporate international conferences or speaking to challenging pupils in a school assembly. He stands head and shoulders above most other speakers. He gets heard because he speaks from the heart - backed up by nearly three decades of corporate experience"
Sue Warner
Founding Director, SpeakersBank

"A forthright speaker who manages to successfully combine an engage 'no nonsense' style of presentation with a deep understanding of the futures and options business. These qualities, coupled with his ability to interact with his audience, make him a leading public speaker in his field."
Anthony Belchambers
Chief Executive, Futures and Options Association

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