Michael M. Russo is Head of Manager Strategies of Nationwide Investment Management Group, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nationwide Investment Management Group (NIMG) is a $58 billion diversified investment advisor. NIMG is part of Nationwide Financial Services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world. Mr. Russo was a risk manager at several institutional money management firms. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and asset management industry. Prior to joining Nationwide, Mr. Russo was a vice president at Bank of New York Mellon, where he was responsible for overseeing the underlying boutique firms as a senior research analyst. Before joining BNY Mellon, he was the Manager of Investment Analytics at John A. Levin & Co., Inc. in New York. His past employment also includes U.S. Trust and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. where he was responsible for institutional investment analysis and review. Mr. Russo earned a bachelor’s degree and a Banking and Finance certificate from Hofstra University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Pace University, Lubin School of Business. He makes his home in Holland, Pennsylvania and is originally from Baldwin, New York.