Instructor Biography

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W. Todd Russell


Partner, Tampa Audit Practice Leader

Summary of experience:

Todd has over 21 years public accounting experience working with middle market companies in the consumer and industrial products, agriculture, business services, commercial real estate, private equity, and financial services industries. Todd has gained significant subject matter experience in accounting for business combinations from numerous merger and acquisition transactions in his client base.

Todd is a national and local facilitator for the firm’s national audit and accounting continuing education programs. He facilitates technical and non-technical programs for the firm’s staff members, ranging from staff accountants to senior partners. Todd is a graduate of RSM’s Champion for Growth program. Participation in this program is by selection only and is geared toward training the firm’s up and coming leaders with an emphasis on building business networks, enhancing client relationships and bringing relevant value and expertise to our clients.
Prior to joining RSM, Todd spent three years working as an accounting manager for the southeast region of a large technology distribution company.

Professional affiliations and credentials:

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Asbury United Methodist Church - Worship Team, Board of Trustees
• Association for Corporate Growth Board of Directors.
• Certified Public Accountant licensed in Florida
• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – advisory board, Greatest Night Honoree, Food and Wine festival   (sponsorship committee chair)
• Florida Citrus Mutual, Indian River Citrus League, Highlands County Citrus Growers Assoc., Gulf Citrus Growers Association – allied member
• Florida Institute and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
• Served on the advisory council with the Laps for CF Foundation, the Compass Bank Young Executive Board and the Board of Directors for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association


• Bachelor of Science, accounting, Auburn University