Russell R. Hill is a career professional in the luxury car business. Russell is a former head of sales and retail operations for Audi of America. During his 33 years with the luxury division of Volkswagen of America, Russ successfully held senior executive positions in sales, marketing, and retail field operations for both Audi and Porsche. In his final ten years with Audi of America, Russ led the Audi Comeback Team to record sales performance making North America the number one export market for Audi worldwide.
Following his career with Audi, Russ became a retailer in Northern California. As an Area Vice President, he led the development of the first retail platform for Penske Automotive Group in Northern California. His seven-dealership group included the fourth largest Honda store in the USA, the largest Audi Dealership in Northern California, the second largest Porsche store in the Bay area, in addition to two Acura stores in Silicon Valley and two more Honda stores in high income markets. Finally, as Vice President of Retail Operations for the Penske Group, Russ directed the Smart Car dealer launch initiative.
Russ graduated from the University of Florida with a BSBA degree in Marketing/Management.