Mark L. Russell is founder and CEO of Russell Media (www.russell-media.com). He has a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Auburn University. His PhD thesis was on the topic of Business as Mission (BAM).
Mark is a frequent public speaker and has worked as a consultant for a diverse set of organizations. He has done extensive work in areas of poverty, empowering microentrepreneurs through microfinance and other economic development initiatives. Mark has lived and worked in Russia, Chile and Germany and in traveled to over 70 countries to carry out a variety of business, educational, humanitarian and religious projects. He has been published in over 60 academic and popular level publications and is the author of The Missional Entrepreneur (New Hope Publishers), the coauthor of Routes and Radishes and Other Things to Talk About at the Evangelical Crossroads (Zondervan) and editor and publisher of Our Souls at Work: How Great Leaders Live Their Faith in the Global Marketplace. Mark lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife Laurie, and their children, Noah and Anastasia.