Russell is CEO of United Wind, the national leader in wind energy leasing. Founded on the belief that wind energy must be affordable to compete with conventional energy sources, United Wind provides customers with wind energy options that make sense today and into the future. As CEO, Russell is focused on providing the resources and leadership for the company to execute on this vision, with utmost concern for delivering quality products and generating the highest customer satisfaction. Additionally, Russell is responsible for obtaining all corporate and project level capital required to continue delivering WindLeases and small wind turbines to customers. United Wind's WindLease allows property owners to take advantage of wind energy without the large upfront capital investment. More information can be found at www.unitedwind.com.
Prior to founding United Wind, Russell was the co-founder and served as chief executive officer of Wind Analytics, the leading wind and financial data provider for the distributed wind energy industry. While at Wind Analytics Russell helped the company raise $3.5million in equity and grant funding towards the development of a patent-pending wind analysis methodology third-party validated to be significantly more accurate than its competitors. Russell was also responsible for bringing in key client accounts including the US Army, Energy Trust of Oregon, Bergey Wind Power, and Endurance Wind Power.