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Curt Russell

Curt Russell

Chief Financial Officer


Curt Russell is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Tidal Basin Group. Curt is a seasoned executive leader with over 20 years of experience and a profound understanding of strategy, finance, and operations. With an impressive tenure across commercial and federal business models, Curt demonstrates proficiency in leading cross-functional projects, constructing clear and actionable plans, and fostering strong team cultures.  

Before joining Tidal Basin, he was Americas Head of Business Finance at Ramboll, where he spearheaded the development of the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Project Controlling teams. His strong financial acumen and leadership skills have been essential in consolidating finance teams from legacy acquisitions and establishing robust stakeholder support within the business. 

Previously, Curt held notable roles at Accenture, Accenture Federal Services, and Defense Point Security, a subsidiary of Accenture Federal Services. His exceptional accomplishments include directing the daily business operations of two large-scale business units, successfully completing the sale and integration of several material acquisitions, and contributing to new business wins that repositioned the business growth. 

Curt’s educational background is in finance, having received his MBA and a Bachelor of Science from Tennessee Technological University. He has also completed the Contracting with the Federal Government Certificate Program from George Mason University and intensive executive presentation skills training.  

Key Highlights from Curt’s Career Journey 

Throughout his successful career, Curt has navigated complex financial landscapes, turning challenges into opportunities for growth and innovation. Here are some key achievements highlighting his exceptional leadership: 

  • Financial Strategy: Curt redefined financial strategies, driving double-digit growth despite economic challenges and positioning companies for success. 
  • Team Collaboration: Under Curt’s guidance, his finance teams consistently surpassed objectives through strategic focus and a collaborative culture, empowering individuals for success. 
  • Innovative Operations: Curt implemented technology solutions that improved operational efficiency and accuracy in financial reporting, enhancing the strategic role of finance. 
  • Diversity Initiatives: Curt champions diversity and inclusion, leading programs to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups and believing diversity drives innovation and growth. 

Curt Russell’s career reflects his commitment to excellence, strategic vision, and dedication to positive change, fostering financial success and an inclusive environment. His blend of experience and demonstrated results contribute to his status as an empowering leader and an invaluable asset for Tidal Basin’s financial success. 

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration, Concentration in Management Information Systems, Tennessee Technological University
  • Bachelors of Science, Finance, Tennessee Technological University

Training

  • Contracting with the Federal Government Certificate Program, George Mason University

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