Life360 a leading safety and coordination service for families across the globe, has announced the appointment of Russell Burke as its Chief Financial Officer. In the role, Burke will focus on the effectiveness of Life360 the business model and support the company as they move to the next level. Russell will be managing all financial infrastructure, internal and external reporting and investor relations. He will be based out of San Francisco and report directly to Life360 CEO and Co-founder Chris Hulls.
“Russell’s broad experience in the U.S. and Australian markets will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand our product offerings globally,” said Hulls. “We’re confident that he’ll be a major asset to our team as we redefine how safety is delivered to families around the world.”
Burke is an experienced financial executive having worked with both public and private companies has extensive experience in management and business leadership. Prior to joining Life360, he held roles as Chief Financial Officer of Mandalay Media Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Weight Watchers Australia and New Zealand, as well as senior leadership positions at numerous high-growth early-stage companies, including digital media subscription service Pressplay, and mixed-reality ecosystem and platform Magic Leap. In these roles, Burke successfully led international business and finance operations, as well as building high-performing global finance, HR, legal and IT teams in dynamic and challenging environments.
“I was immediately attracted to the flexibility and effectiveness of Life360’s business model and the opportunity for growth; and am thrilled to support the company at a time of such rapid expansion. As an added bonus, I’ve been using Life360 to keep my own family safe and connected for years. Being part of the Life360 family now has even more meaning.”
Russell’s interests outside of work are focused on his family, Recreationally, he enjoys sailing and tennis and is an avid fan of NFL Football.