Russ Mortensen

An entrepreneur from an early age, Russ loved the creative side of business and earned a Business degree from Simon Fraser University. Specializing in advertising, he quickly found that he didn’t have enough access to the creative forces in that industry, and soon found himself working for Carole Tarlington, a veteran talent agent and one of the first in Vancouver. Carole soon realized that her true passion lay in teaching acting, and sold the company to Russ and his wife Debra in 1996. He’s known as an aggressive but fair dealmaker with a great eye for talent.