Russell has been a Texan his entire life. He grew up with horses and cows, like all good Texans, in the central Texas hill country. He served 6 years in the United States Army Reserves and graduated from the University of North Texas. Russell currently has a Certified Public Accountant designation. He has an amazing wife of 11 years, a son who transforms into a super hero every afternoon, and a daughter who is part princess and part cowgirl. He reads everything business/leadership that he can, is active in his local congregation, a lover all smoked meats, and an almost always disappointed Cowboys fan. Russell began his career at the largest locally owned public accounting firm in DFW. He specializes in tax, accounting consulting, mergers and acquisitions and is focused on navigating clients through complex financial issues while working with owners, lenders, and practices with multiple partners.