Annette Russell


Annette Russell is the Han Santos Chief Finance and Operations Officer. She is one of the founding members of the firm and manages all members of the Business Operations teams.

Annette’s career began in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche. There she supplied audit and assurance services for clients, including the Boeing company, Hotel Monaco (Kimpton Hotel Group) Brown and Cole, and Jorgensen Forge.

After leaving Deloitte, she gained extensive experience in corporate accounting, SEC reporting, and financial planning for Fortune 500 publicly traded companies, such as Nordstrom, Inc., and Discovery Communications. At Nordstrom, Annette was a key member of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) implementation and Oracle implementation.

Annette’s blend of strong interpersonal communication, passion for customer service and diverse accounting experience make her an essential member of the firm. With over 20 years of professional finance and accounting experience, Annette is not just a seasoned accounting professional but is an established organizational leader.

“The servant-leader is servant first… Becoming a servant-leader begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first…” ― Robert Greenleaf

Core Competencies:

  • External & Internal Customer service
  • Organizational & Thought Leadership
  • Corporate accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Internal controls
  • Information systems implementations
  • SEC reporting
  • Audit & compliance
  • Corporate financial planning


  • M.B.A., Seattle University, Albers School of Business and Economics
  • B.A., Accounting, Seattle University


  • English