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Russell is a Business Broker & CBI, and he helps people buy, sell, and value businesses. As the only CBI within 50 miles of New Orleans, Russell uniquely specializes in the sale of the OPERATIONS and other assets of an EXISTING operating business that USE commercial real estate.
Russell helps new business owners start small businesses, established business owners convert into unique franchises, and sophisticated and accredited investors raise equity for Reg D offerings for large developments or small start-ups seeking LED Angel Investor Tax Credit funding from accredited investors in Louisiana.
Russell is a recent graduate of the Economic Development Ambassador Program with New Orleans Business Alliance, and winner of the 2018 Rising Star Award from the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors. He has REALTOR®, CID®, and IBBA® memberships and has MBA, CIPS, and CBI designations have RSPS and SFR certifications, and is currently pursuing a CCIM designation.
Until 2018, Russell was THE ONLY member of the International Business Broker's Association (IBBA) in New Orleans. As of August 2019, he is the only Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) within 50 miles of New Orleans, only 1 of 2 within 100 miles of New Orleans, 1 of 500 in the world, and likely the only one in the world also with a CIPS designation. He also runs a business broker internship program with 15-25 interns currently in either undergrad or MBA programs globally.
Russell has +10 years experience in entrepreneurial and administrative support for Fortune 500 companies such as Ticketmaster, Hilton, and UBS and for other organizations such as Canyon Capital Advisors (a hedge-fund), Crusader Entertainment (Academy Award Winning movie production company), and The Salter Group (a forecast and valuation firm). From 2012 to 2018, Russell was a full-time pedicab driver in the French Quarter.
Fees can be credit toward commission on the sale or purchase of a business, or they can be fees without the intention of listing. A donation based option is available for those who want to support BIPOC Internship Program. More about this can be learned via facebook.com/thebernsteinfoundation