Russell, co-founder and board member of GuideIT, has more than twenty-five years of operational, financial management, and business development experience, twenty of which were with Perot Systems Corporation. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Perot Systems from 2007 to 2009 focusing on execution of company-wide strategic and operational objectives.
Prior to this role, he served as Chief Financial Officer for seven years and was the main interface to the investment community, oversaw mergers and acquisitions activities, and was responsible for the corporation's planning, accounting, and treasury functions. He previously served as Corporate Controller and was a member of the leadership teams for several of the company’s operating units.
Prior to joining Perot Systems in 1989, he worked for Arthur Young & Company.
Russell is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for The Perot Group and is also a board member for HKN Energy, Ltd, which has oil operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the board, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Petrus Trust Company, which is the trustee for all major Perot family trusts.
Russell previously received his certificate as a certified public accountant (currently inactive). He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from Texas Tech University.