Since he entered the financial business in 2003, Russ has developed a large client base throughout the State of Georgia and beyond. He specializes in investment management, retirement planning and financial risk management strategies for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. From 2005-2008 he served as Vice President and managed Equitable's Retirement Benefits Group for the state of Georgia. Russ returned to the Vice President role from 2018-2021. Russ is one of the partners in the Middle Georgia office for Equitable Advisors, which operates under the name Point North Financial.
Russ grew up in West Tennessee, graduated from The University of Memphis, and continued on to graduate school at The University of Georgia. He spent four years working in the administration at Mercer University before joining what is now Equitable Advisors. He holds his Georgia Life, Health, and Variable Products licenses, in addition to his FINRA Series 7, 66, and 24 licenses. He has earned the professional designations of Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant and Retirement Income Certified Professional . Russ resides in Macon with his wife and daughter. Outside of work, Russ enjoys golf, hunting, and traveling with his family. Russ and his wife have visited all 50 states and 61 of the 63 National Parks in the United States.
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