Brian Russell

Director of Merger & Acquisition Services

Brian Russell serves TP4 clients by planning and managing the process of buying or selling a business. As an intermediary between buyers and sellers, and a liaison with legal, financial, and other professionals, Brian helps clients focus on leading their business without being overwhelmed by transaction activities.

With 25 years of experience managing activities and professionals typically involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) - including strategy, valuation, market research, informational materials, communication with interested parties, diligence requirements, negotiation, and closing coordination with advisory teams.

Before advising clients in M&A transactions, Brian led corporate development teams that acquired and integrated companies into the larger enterprise of the acquirer. He has transaction experience in numerous industries, including software, enterprise IT, manufacturing, healthcare, banking, and professional services.

Brian earned his MBA from Xavier University, focusing on quality improvement and entrepreneurship, and his BSB from Murray State University, with a concentration in computer information systems. He is a certified consultant in the Birkman Method, certified in Leadership Coaching, and a Distinguished Toastmaster.