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Russell Fager

Russell Fitzgerald Fager is passionate about solving environmental issues through innovative business solutions. He believes businesses must embrace strong environmental stewardship and rapid decarbonization to achieve economic growth and combat climate change. In 2009, Russell graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Art History. He holds certificates from Harvard Business School in Management, Strategy, Analytics, Economics, and Accounting. In 2010, Russell co-founded Just Chill Beverages, a 1% for the Planet member, where he served as Chief Operating Officer until the company was acquired in 2017. Following the acquisition, Russell held multiple management roles at Uber from 2017-2019, where he worked as a Strategic Operations Manager on the Eats and Rides products. From 2020-2021, Russell worked as a General Manager at Verdi Energy, Inc. where he oversaw residential EV-charger, generator, and solar installations. Russell aspires to combine over a decade of diverse business experience with a focus at Bren on Corporate Environmental Management and Eco-Entrepreneurialism to either start a company that solves an environmental issue or help an existing company become carbon negative.

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