Our Team

Leo Russell
CEO & Managing Partner - Pride Global

Leo Russell founded Pride Technologies in 1983 with a focus on providing IT services to financial institutions. As Pride continued to grow, Leo diversified the business until it became Pride Global, the integrated human capital services firm it is today. Pride now specializes in vendor management, payroll services, business process optimization, attorney and leadership development, and complete staffing services for both direct hire and contingent labor solutions. Additionally, Pride employs 3000 associates over a broad geographic area, with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, India, and Brazil. As featured in Crain’s New York Business, Pride is the largest minority-owned vendor management and staffing firm, as well as the 5th largest minority-owned company in the New York Area. In addition to his responsibilities at Pride, Leo also held senior leadership positions at Young & Rubicam and Lehman Brothers. He received a BA in Economics from Claremont Men's College. He also attended the OPM Program and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He enjoys competitive sports, continuous learning and spending time with his wife and three children in Connecticut.

Tim Tobin
President - PRIDE Health

Tim Tobin, President of PRIDE Health, attended Binghamton University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. In his role, Tim is responsible for business development, strategic client relationships and building an unparalleled brand by utilizing his personal and professional associations to promptly identify qualified candidates and unique opportunities for the brand’s clients. He has a proven track record of successful matches across all levels of experience in Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Sales and Marketing, Procurement, Administrative, Legal and Technology. His philosophy on building a successful brand within search is by providing exceptional service to both sets of clients—whether it be the prospective employer or the job seeker. In doing so, Tim has secured a sterling presence and reputation in the industry and prides himself on the fact that referrals are his number one source of new business. In addition to his role at PRIDE Health, Tim is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the recruiting agency, Russell Tobin. He was also instrumental in the origin and growth of The Tuttle Agency for over 10 years before co-founding the Russell Tobin brand. He enjoys building new relationships and strengthening existing ones, advising clients and candidates, as well as supporting his own team in their own professional and personal growth. Outside of recruiting life, Tim is an avid sports fan and a former competitive swimmer. He resides in New Rochelle, NY, with his wife, Juliet, and his three children, Paige, TJ and Piper.

Chanell Leach
Director & Strategic Accounts - PRIDE Health

Chanell Leach received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and is currently the Director of Healthcare Strategic Accounts at PRIDE Health in Minneapolis, MN. She has eight years of experience working in Healthcare Staffing and Recruiting, both professionally and educationally. In 2015, Chanell opened the Minneapolis PRIDE Health office where she and her team specialize in Nursing and Allied Health Strategic Accounts. Since the opening of the office, she has also implemented a centralized remote recruitment team and is in the process of opening new branches across the country. Her professional mission is to deliver quality stakeholder experiences; develop and improve robust recruiting and compliance processes; and foster authentic and meaningful relationships within the industry. Outside of her profession, she enjoys learning, exercising, traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Joshua Albucker
Director - PRIDE Health

Joshua Albucker brings nearly 20 years of healthcare recruitment experience to PRIDE Health where he manages the day to day operations of the Direct Hire Recruitment team after being with the company since its inception in 2010. With a focus on the recruitment of clinical and non-clinical professionals across the healthcare gambit, Joshua and his team concentrate on nursing, nursing leadership, advance practitioners, administration and executive leadership roles. His professional mission is to foster a level of partnership, respect and trust with everyone he interacts with. Outside of his profession, he looks forward to spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Bhavin Shah, CSP
Director - PRIDE Health

Bhavin Shah received his Bachelor of Economics degree from Queens College and joined PRIDE Health as a Recruiter in April 2013 where he was promoted to Director of the contract recruitment team in August 2016. With over eight years of recruitment and staffing experience within the healthcare sector under his belt, Bhavin, along with his team, focus on the recruitment of nursing, allied health and social service roles. His mission is to provide the best recruiting experience for the client and the candidate by partnering with thriving, socially and ethically responsible stakeholders that share a similar goal. Outside of recruiting, Bhavin enjoys spending time with his wife and two girls, traveling, barbecuing and being an amateur mixologist. Furthermore, he is a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served two tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.