Russell is passionate about encouraging others to fulfill the destiny on their lives. Through one on one settings, Russell helps men and women discover what they are designed to do and then to go after their calling. After receiving an MBA from SMU in 1982, Russell began his career in commercial banking in Austin, Texas. After six years in banking, he joined a series of startup companies as the CFO. He discovered that he loved the startup process and began to start and run his own companies. Since 1993, he has run companies in financial services, biotech, real estate and mining. He loves the process of building a new business and creating a vision for its success. Russell is excited to join C12 and call on his long entrepreneurial career to help others accomplish their God-given dreams. He loves meeting with people one on one to hear about their stories and their calling. Along the way, Russell has been in a passionate pursuit for intimacy with God. He has traveled extensively around the world on mission trips where he has seen the kingdom of God at work. He has been actively involved in his church as an elder, teacher and prayer minister. As a follower of Jesus since 1967, Russell has had a very deep relationship with God that continues to grow daily. He is actively involved with the Austin Healing Room and Ransomed Heart Ministries. He is a retreat speaker and loves to teach on living with greater power and authority as a believer in Jesus. Russell and his wife Gina live in Southwest Austin. They share 5 grown sons and a daughter. Russell loves to snow ski, is an avid reader, and spends some of his spare time doing handyman projects around the house.