Russ Warren has expertise in U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, exit strategies for private company owners, corporate divestitures, leveraged buyouts and business valuations. He has advised clients on more than 200 mid-market mergers and acquisitions in nearly all manufacturing sectors, distribution, food and consumer products, transportation and business-to-business services. He joined EdgePoint in 2008, when it acquired The TransAction Group, which Russ founded in 1987. Previously, he was Partner-in-Change of Merger & Acquisition Services for Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young).
Russ was president of the Association for Corporate Growth, an international organization of 14,500 merger and acquisition professionals, and is a past Director of the Alliance of International Advisors, with 41 merger and acquisition advisory firms in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He has written numerous articles on M&A, finance and business topics, and is at work finalizing a book on the great businesses and entrepreneurs of Northeast Ohio.
Russ is a member of the Visiting Committee of Case School of Engineering and a Trustee Emeritus of Case Western Reserve. He is a past member of Harvard Business School Alumni Board and a Trustee Emeritus of the Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio. He is a trustee of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and Dunham Tavern Museum and past trustee of the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Western Reserve Historical Society.
Russ holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in electrical engineering from Case Institute of Technology. He is a registered representative, with Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses and a certified public accountant (inactive). Listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Who's Who in the World, he received the Lifetime Achievement Dealmaker Award from the Association for Corporate Growth.
EdgePoint Capital Advisors, LLC is a FINRA-registered independent investment bank with a national practice serving the middle market M & A and corporate finance advisory needs of private and public companies. EdgePoint is a member of the Alliance of International Corporate Advisors.