Russ is a wealth strategist with Argent Family Wealth Services, providing practical, tailored services for the unique needs of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families. This comprises strategic wealth and asset planning services to facilitate long-term succession planning of legacy business interests, financial assets, and property holdings to improve the allocation and employment of family capital resources. This approach mitigates potential operational and tax planning inefficiencies that would otherwise diminish wealth accumulation and preservation.
Before joining Argent, Russ was with KPMG, LLP for 12 years, serving as Managing Director in Business Tax Services. He was responsible for income tax planning and financial reporting services to publicly traded clients, private equity, closely held businesses, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Russ has industry experience in real estate, timber and wood products, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration, midstream and oilfield services, chemicals, transportation and logistics, telecommunications, and restaurants and hospitality.
Russ holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Louisiana Tech University. He became a licensed CPA in 2011. In addition, he is a deacon at Heritage Baptist Church in Shreveport, Treasurer of the NORWELA Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and member of the Louisiana Tech Accounting Advisory Board.