Dr. William S. Russell
Dr. William S. Russell (Bill) is currently on the faculty at Barry University as an Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences; he also teaches Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Russell holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and a B.S. (with Honors) in Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Dr. Russell was COO and co-founder of Primary Management Resources (PMR), a consulting company in the healthcare field specializing in IT conversions and overall transformations of healthcare clinics. Prior to that he was CEO of Take Stock in Children, a Florida-based nonprofit educational organization where he grew the corporate assets from $50M to over $100M and lead over 250 employees. He also won a scholarship to attend Harvard University’s executive leadership workshop n Non-Profit Management & Expansion.
Previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Dr. Russell has expertise in generating and evaluating strategic options for Fortune 500 clients, developing and implementing business-building strategies, building and refining business models, assessing market and competitive landscapes, and developing rigorous financial models focusing on budget management and cost-reduction strategies.
As a Managing Director at Verto Partners, LLC, and other consulting companies, Dr. Russell focused on consulting projects with various Fortune 1000 companies making sure that new initiatives were not only scalable and sustainable, but made the world a better place, environmentally. His analytics work included customer segmentation, financial projection and prediction modelling, risk management analysis, reorganizations and change management, sports analytics, and entrepreneurial start-up consulting.
Dr. Russell spent eight years as an academic on the faculty at Columbia University in New York and one year at the University of California, Berkeley, in a joint position with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies working on climate change prediction models. His expertise is in numerical analysis and mathematical and computational modeling
A former international athlete having played for, captained, and coached the USA National Rugby (7’s) Team, Dr. Russell is a founding member of the board of Play Rugby USA, the national youth rugby organization in the USA.
Dr. Russell’s strengths are:
- Analytics, Analysis & Entrepreneurial Financial Modeling
- Team Building & Coaching
- Strategic Planning & Execution
- Organizational Transformation
- Alliance Building
- Technology Infrastructure