Launched in 2011, SFB is a strategic marketing consulting firm that helps companies grow by leveraging insights and data, defining their brand, crafting and refining offerings, launching solutions and analyzing results for continuous improvement.  With organizations facing greater demands from both the market and from competition, decision makers are faced with ongoing challenges to drive growth in their business while also demonstrating solid return on their investments.  The IDEAs approach addresses these challenges, by efficiently capturing both market and customer intelligence, and then incorporating those findings into go-to-market strategies and tactics for maximum results.

Russell Harrell

Russell is a seasoned executive with a track record of success across the entire spectrum of marketing, from strategy development to tactical execution. His client engagements include many industries, such as financial services, travel and transportation, healthcare, retail,  consumer services and more. He has deep experience in product marketing and related strategies with a distinct focus on revenue growth. Russell previously led U.S. marketing for WorldPay, a global electronic payments processor and a former division of The Royal Bank of Scotland, where his efforts grew top-line revenue by 10-12% each year. Before WorldPay, Russell was an integral part of the direct-to-consumer business at Equifax.  He helped launch the online business for individuals to obtain credit reports, scores and monitoring services. He also created an insights and intelligence function that enabled the company to gauge market demand and performance of various  products and services. Early in his career, Russell held numerous marketing roles at Delta Air Lines, and most notably, he led the team that launched Delta.com.  Russell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia, and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.


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newday Media Services

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Bulldog 100

SFB IDEAS is a proud member of the 2020 Bulldog 100.  Each year, the University of Georgia Alumni Association names the Bulldog 100  by recognizing the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.  Click here for more details.