Keel Russell / Ft. Lauderdale graduate with a B.S in Management Information Systems
Keiser University is proud to feature one of our successful graduates from the Ft. Lauderdale campus.
Keel Russell, is a marketing strategist, entrepreneur, and an Army veteran who has a passion for education. Russell, a native of Jamaica who currently lives in Coconut Creek earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Keiser University in Dec. 2008. During his two years at KU he was very active in the Student Government Association and served as a Student Ambassador. Since, he has gone on to earn his Master of Science in Management Information Systems, earned a business certification from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Marketing.
In 2008 he founded icyTalent Group, Inc. (iTG) as an online platform for expressing talent. Over the years, iTG has transformed into a holding company for two brands: Signs by Umbree and Umbree Rain Gear.
In 2012, he founded Umbree Rain Gear, an umbrella manufacturing company that produces durable, fashionable umbrellas. They are currently being sold on Amazon, Etsy, Open Sky, and most recently at Wal-Mart Super Centers. Umbree Rain Gear hopes to secure deals with other major retail locations. But aside of retail, some of the current clients include the United States Army, JM Family Enterprises, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitor’s Bureau, and Jessie Trice Community Health Centers.
In 2013, he co-founded Signs By Umbree as a marketing concierge company that specializes in printed collateral, promotional items, tradeshow displays, web & graphic design service, and indoor & outdoor signage.
Keel is also very civic minded and is a part of the Broward County Boys & Girls Club / Role Models that Inspire program. Part of his corporate responsibility involves him donating a portion of each sale to a charity organization that support’s his company’s mission and corporate values. “My life philosophy is simple, as a social entrepreneur and philanthropist by heart, I believe I can change the world by developing socially driven products and services.”