Russell has 20 years of management and leadership experience in the high-tech industry with a broad background in both public and private growth companies. He brings deep expertise in finance and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, human resources, contracts administration, and facilities. Russel develops strategic financial models that facilitate an organization’s strategy and operations, bringing about efficiencies and cost savings. He supported the creation and development of the world’s largest registry platform for REC and carbon, and partnered with CEOs to raise over $250 million of equity financing. He has advised, managed, and closed on more than 40 domestic and international mergers and acquisitions valued at over $1.5 billion. Prior to Xpansiv, Russell was CFO for Versity Software and founding advisor for Noble 4 Advisors, where his clients included one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities and the world’s largest financial futures and options exchange.