Russell Walker, Ph.D.
  Managing Director
  Walker Bernardo, LLC
  Phone: +1 847 681 0526



Risk Management

Russell Walker is the author of 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, the Harvard Business School Publishing, The Bank of England, The World Bank, and the Aspen Institute for excellence in risk management education.

At the Kellogg School of Management, Russell served as the Associate Director of the Zell Center for Risk Research at the Kellogg School of Management and is currently Clinical Associate Professor in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences. Russell is the founder and academic director of Kellogg’s executive education programs in risk management. These programs include 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 also teaches risk management through multiple classes in the MBA program at Kellogg. These include course on Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, and the Risk Lab. In the Risk Lab, companies work with Russell and Kellogg 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.

Russell has led risk management seminars for many organizations and co-chaired the Kellogg 360 Chief Audit Executive and Kellogg 360 Chief Financial Officer program on risk management.

His recent industry research on risk includes:

  • Performance of Covenant-Lite Loans
  • The Role of Credit Rating Agencies at Information Brokers
  • The Kellogg-FICO Credit Surveys
  • Operational Risk in the Insurance Industry
  • Supply and Price Risks in Agricultural Supply Chains
  • Operational Risk in Food Supply


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