Russ Mogell is the founder & CEO of Seven Sourcing, an importer of innovative & relevant custom-made, branded merchandise. Seven Sourcing offers distributors the opportunity to source their custom & large quantity projects efficiently & safely with overseas factories without actually dealing with the factory. Russ provides legitimacy & a successful pedigree to a relatively new business model. Prior to Seven Sourcing, Russ was a 3rd generation owner of industry supplier, Toppers. Sold in 1999, Toppers was the 7th largest supplier in the industry.

In 2010, Russ was selected by PPB magazine as a “Rising Star”. Russ has also served on the action group for PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference (NALC) & also serves his local community as a youth sports coach & volunteer firefighter.

To further the mission of PromoKitchen: Make some waves & raise some eyebrows. After 20 years in this industry, I’ve seen & done a lot & I would love to share some of that knowledge & help those coming up in the ranks.

Favorite promotional product: Snowboards (Killer graphics — it’s all about the WOW!)

Favorite musical artist: David Gray

Favorite work attire: Jeans & a Tee

Year started in the promotional industry: 1993

Profession before the promotional industry: Cabana boy/legend at Trump Taj Mahal Beach Club in Atlantic City.

In one sentence: “Cool husband, cooler dad, Philly sports fan, music junkie, brand architect”

Hobbies: Penning ideas on bar napkins, living vicariously through myself & uncensored sarcasm