Keel Russell, Founder

Visionary & Social Entrepreneur

Keel Russell is serial entrepreneur, veteran, speaker, and founder of Umbree Rain Gear, a company that makes fashionable, fun, and durable umbrellas, you’ll love so much, you’ll wish it would rain more often, just so you could use yours.

Keel’s commitment to innovation can visibly be seen, in the way he’s tackled how to make a product that’s been around for more than 100 years, feel like it is fresh, new, and personal. Branded versions of the umbrella are available for companies that want to extend their brand footprint. A portion of the proceeds of each purchase are donated to charity. You can find Keel’s umbrellas in places such as Walmart, Amazon, Seminole Hard Rock Cafe & Casinos, and over at umbree.com.

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Russell's Highlights

  • Served twelve years of service in the United States Army, including one tour of duty in the Middle East (Kuwait/Iraq) during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Launched an IT Consulting Company as a junior in college. At the time, we wanted to build a social media platform for expressing your talent. Hint: icyTalent Group.
  • Skills in IT Tech, IT Sale Rep, Tech Support, Network Analyst, and System Analyst.
  • Negotiated corporate partnerships with Walmart, TD Bank, Seminole Hard Rock, Royal Caribbean, JM Family Enterprises, and few Federal Government Contracts.
  • Speaker at various children events with the intention to inspiring, motivating, and curating new entrepreneurs within the black community.

Contact Keel Russell

  • Phone: [954] [305] [1985]
  • Fax: [877] [667] [4156]
  • keel.russell [@] umbree.com
  • keel [@] orangelmg.com

Russell's Story

Keel Russell is a serial entrepreneur, veteran, speaker, and founder of Umbree Rain Gear, a company that makes fashionable, fun, and durable umbrellas you’ll love so much, you’ll wish it would rain more often, just so you could use yours.

Keel’s commitment to innovation can visibly be seen, in the way he’s tackled how to make a product that’s been around for more than 100 years, feel like it is fresh, new, and personal.

Keel has Masters degree in Management Information Systems, from Florida International University. But his entrepreneurial passions began young, when he started selling candy bars out of his book bag at school, soon after he and his family immigrated from Jamaica.

His interest in innovation and technology were further developed during his twelve years serving in the United States Army Reserves, including a volunteer tour of duty in Iraq.

Russell’s time serving in the military gave him the strategic foundation and discipline he needed to launch his career as a business owner. The ventures he’s run prior to Umbree Rain Gear include a talent agency, a plus-sized lingerie business, and a concierge marketing company.

Due to his humble upbringing, Keel has a heart for giving back to his community in a way that helps others build a life they deserve. Because of his commitment to serving others, a portion of the proceeds from each umbrella purchase is donated to a hand-selected group of charities.

Branded versions of the umbrella are available, for companies that want to extend their brand footprint. You can find Keel’s umbrellas in Walmart, Amazon, Seminole Hard Rock Cafe & Casinos, and over at umbree.com.