Russ Soper is a lifelong musician and technology executive of over 20 years. As a technologist, Russ has held senior positions in Investment Banking technology areas ranging from Operating Systems, Low latency Market Data distribution, Trading platforms, Networking and Telecommunications. He went on to serve as Americas Regional CIO in NY and Global Head of Infrastructure for ABN AMRO Global Markets based from London. Currently Russ is Executive Director of Critical Infrastructure Operations for JPMorgan.

Russ holds a BS degree in Computer Science from CUNY and resides in Park Slope with his wife and their young daughter. As a musician, Russ is passionate about the benefits music brings and is excited to contribute towards the Conservatory’s mission. Russ is also an avid runner and member of NY Road Runners club.