Russell has more than 15 years experience of advising a portfolio of companies in a variety of sectors both within the UK and overseas, principally in the role of Part Time Finance Director.
Much of his work has been with entrepreneurial, owner managed businesses. He has worked with several business owners to assist them in developing and implementing their business strategy, and has helped a number of these companies to raise external funding.
Companies he has worked with have had a variety of growth strategies. These include organic growth by obtaining new customers, building recurring revenues, developing new products, and the acquisition of complementary businesses.
He has worked with a high growth Private Equity backed financial services company. This involved the preparation of the business plan, presentation to investors, development of internal systems, due diligence for acquisitions, and post acquisition integration. During his involvement, £38 mil equity was raised, 30 acquisitions completed and funds under management grew from zero to £2.7 billion.
He has previously worked for a Nasdaq owned UK subsidiary. As the company expanded, he established finance and control systems in Italy, France, Germany and Dubai.
Other engagements have involved turnaround or restructuring.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.