Partner - Boston
Russ is a Partner in the investment banking group at AGC Partners focused on IT security and defense technologies. Before joining AGC, Russ began his investment banking career in the technology banking group at Jefferies & Co. and has advised on more than 50 completed strategic advisory and capital raising assignments. Before banking, Russ was a US Air Force officer managing the acquisition of intelligence and information warfare systems for the Intelligence Community, and performed cyber vulnerability assessments of Air Force electronic systems. Russ earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School of Business, an M.S. in Operations Research from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Operations Research from the US Air Force Academy.
Russ lives in Wellesley, MA with his wife, Lisa, and their three children.
"Russ, Ben and the AGC team provided the expertise and energy to close a highly complex asset sale to our top competitor, Experian. Across the 12 month duration, AGC helped us overcome an endless series of obstacles and never lost sight of what was best for AllClear ID. I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome and a can’t say enough about the work ethic and skill that Russ brings to the table. There is absolutely no quit in AGC."
— Bo Holland, CEO, AllClear ID
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to AllClear ID in May, 2019)
— Dave Svec & Doug Greise, Co-Founders and Managing Principals, Veris Group
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Veris Group in December, 2016) "I was initially skeptical about the value of bringing in a banker, but Russ and his team added tremendous value from Day 1 and have earned my respect and highest recommendation. AGC inherited a complex situation, boiled it down to a very consumable story and ran a highly efficient and effective process. Ultimately they found the best buyer in Providence Equity, and drove a premium valuation for Untangle. There is nobody I would rather have in my corner than Russ and AGC. I would absolutely welcome the opportunity to work with them again."
— Bob Walters, CEO, Untangle
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Untangle in September 2016) "AGC was invaluable in raising Foreground’s profile with potential buyers, and in conducting a rapid, intense and highly effective process when strategic interest arose. By leveraging relationships across both the Defense Intelligence community and enterprise security, AGC was able to find the right home for my company in Raytheon, in a deal that both sides view as a huge win. Russ Workman actively led a strong team that was committed to my success and made it happen with crisp execution and great advice. This outcome would not have happened without AGC and it certainly wouldn’t have been as successful as it was – Russ and his team have earned my highest recommendation.”
— David Amsler, President & CIO, Foreground Security
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Foreground Security in October 2015) "Russ and the AGC team worked tirelessly as our trusted advisor to deliver a superior outcome to AirPatrol's employees and shareholders. Russ was instrumental in quarterbacking a complex and challenging deal to a successful completion, and Sysorex will provide the perfect home to leverage AirPatrol's mobile and cybersecurity expertise going forward. I would strongly recommend AGC as an M&A advisor."
— Cleve Adams, CEO of AirPatrol
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to AirPatrol in April 2014)