Life, Legacy, and Lessons Learned
The Journey of a 5th Generation Entrepreneur
We’re excited to announce that this semester’s Speaker Series will showcase a 5th Generation entrepreneur, Russell Fugett, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Good Word. Come learn about how Russell has disrupted the norm throughout his entrepreneurial career, from selling handmade paper toys at age 7 to founding Fugett Baseball Group, a private equity firm designed to acquire and manage Major League Baseball Teams, Stadiums, and related businesses. If you’re ready to make a mark on the world yourself, you’re going to want to listen to the lessons that Russell has learned along the way!
Russell Fugett prides himself on being a 5th Generation entrepreneur. His great-great grandfather escaped slavery and went on to own his own business and have 2 US Patents. His late uncle, Reginald F. Lewis, executed the largest ever at the time off-shore leverage buyout with his $930MM+ acquisition of Beatrice Foods. He remembers helping his father, CEO of Beatrice Foods, negotiate a multimillion dollar contract extension for his client with Dallas Cowboys, owner Jerry Jones. Despite this legacy, the entrepreneurial journey has been grueling. After earning his M.S. from the George Washington University School of Business, he formed his first company, TLC JR, LLC, an Investments and Consulting Firm. Since then, he has founded and operated two additional companies: Fugett Baseball Group and Good Word Digital, a consulting firm he is still operating. In addition, he’s founded a series of subsidiaries for each of these companies to raise capital, acquire companies and intellectual property, and form new partnerships.
If this sounds intriguing to you, meet us on October 17thfrom noon to 1 PM in UC 310. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!