Russell Walker is the author of the book, Winning with Risk Management (World Scientific Publishing, 2013), and has authored many business cases on the topic of risk management. His business cases have garnished acclaim from PRMIA, Harvard Business School Publishing, The Bank of England, The World Bank, the Amsterdam Institure of Finance, and the Aspen Institute for excellence in risk management education.
Russell is the founder and academic director of executive education programs in risk management, including the Complete Course in Risk Management, a week-long program that provides executives a perspective on risk, from measurement to board of director governance, Enterprise Risk Management, a two-day program that looks at the regulatory impacts to the financial services industry, and the Master Class in Operational Risk Management, which examines operational risk from measurement to management.
Russell has taught risk management through multiple classes, including courses on Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, and the Risk Lab. In the Risk Lab, companies work with Russell and MBA students on projects related to risk. Participating firms in the Risk Lab have included: Microsoft, Western Union, CF Industries, and the CME Group, among others.
He has advised executives, Chief Risk Officers, and Boards of Directors on Risk Management in banking, insurance, credit unions, agricultural firms, energy firms, and medical device firms.
Recent industry research on risk includes:
- Risks Posed by Amazon's Alexa
- Industry Risks of Disruption from Drones and Autonomous Vehicles
- Recovering from Chipotle's Crisis
- The FICO Credit Surveys
- Operational Risk in the Insurance Industry
- Supply and Price Risks in Agricultural Supply Chains
- Operational Risk in Food Supply