Russ Bryan is founder of Portfolio Marketing Communications, a highly qualified marketing and communications consultancy with a proven track record in finance and technology markets. Based in the City of London, his firm delivers board level strategic counsel and executive level implementation for corporate and business-to-business campaigns. The firm’s experience base covers consultants, insurance firms, stockbrokers, software vendors and wealth managers. Current clients include Ernst & Young. Before setting up Portfolio, Russ (51) co-founded a marketing boutique, Ascension Consulting, with a former colleague from American Express. Russ has also worked for Band & Brown Communications, a Camden-based PR agency and Landmark Consultants, an advisory led communications agency. He left Band & Brown as a Senior Consultant in the Business Division. At these firms, Russ specialised in PR, branding and stakeholder relations work for technology clients including BT, Viatel, Xchanging, Cisco Systems, Evolution and Sony Ericsson. A business management graduate (2:1), Russ is a Fellow and diploma member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, holds the CAM diploma in PR and the Market Research Society diploma. He is a Chartered Marketer.