Chief Operating Officer
Office: San Francisco
Russ is the consulting practice group leader at Burr, Pilger, Mayer. He has a history of demonstrated success advising public and private companies in transitional circumstances, including M&A, restructuring, forensic investigation, and business closure.
His financial advisory and turnaround practice emphasizes technology, manufacturing, agriculture and services.
Russ was honored with the “Turnaround of the Year” award from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for the work he did at a Texas-based biotechnology company, which was also featured in a Journal of Private Equity article titled ‘The Classic Five-Step Turnaround Process: Case Study of ProdiGene, Inc.” Earlier in his career, Russ successfully turned around three unrelated capital equipment companies and one oil services business after repositioning each in their respective markets. Before that, he led the growth of an alternate energy company to an enterprise value of $1 billion that was realized in a hostile takeover.
Turnaround Management Association, Northern California Chapter - Past President
Turnaround Management Association, Certification Oversight Committee - Member
Olympic Club - Member
University of California, Berkeley, B.S. - Chemical Engineering
Stanford University, M.B.A., Arjay Miller Scholar
Ran the Olympic torch through Menlo Park on its way to Los Angeles.