Global Conference 2013
Chairman and CEO, Ramsey Asset Management
Russ Ramsey is CEO and chief information officer of Ramsey Asset Management (RAM), a private investment company in the Washington, D.C., area. He is a successful entrepreneur, having built multi-billion-dollar businesses primarily in the fields of investment banking and money management. Prior to starting RAM, Ramsey was co-founder and co-CEO of Friedman, Billings Ramsey (FBR) and related companies. He led FBR from a startup research organization to a successful initial public offering. Through the W. Russell and Norma G. Ramsey Foundation, the Ramseys are actively committed to philanthropic causes dedicated to helping at-risk families through education and wellness programs. The Ramseys are founding investors of Venture Philanthropy Partners, which has invested nearly $80 million in nonprofits in the D.C. area. Ramsey serves the George Washington University as a trustee. He attended the university on a baseball scholarship and earned his bachelor's of business administration there.