Gary Russell is Founder and Director of Russell Wealth Management. His career as an Advisor began in 1980 working an internship position at a national financial services firm earning the funds needed for his Junior year at Iowa State University. That summer internship proved to be more successful than he ever imagined and allowed Gary to make a career choice that has now spanned 35 years.
With the focus on serving clients’ best interests, a pursuit of excellence in client service, and a burning desire to learn and grow intellectually, Gary has advanced his education with The American College, The College of Financial Planning, The Institute of Business & Finance and The Wharton School of Business. During Gary’s continued studies he has obtained the following academic credentials, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®). He also holds the Series 7, 24 and 63 registrations through LPL Financial.
His passion for his clients continues as uses his experience and knowledge to assist clients with their investment and estate planning needs. He is now working with many 2nd and 3rd generation clients that have witnessed first-hand the value of working with a financial advisor.
While Gary continues to enjoy his days at the office, he takes time for his family and other hobbies around his home. He is blessed with his high school sweetheart wife Cindy, three Sons, five grand-daughters and one grand-son. Gary finds great joy in spending time with his grandchildren at his cabin cooking hotdogs and roasting marshmallows over the fire or even just watching a movie, with the best of times just listening to their views of what is important in the world. Watching them grow and smile is one of his greatest pleasures.