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Russ Barnes

Systro
Founder
Colonel (retired) Russ Barnes is the CEO and Senior Business Advisor to Entrepreneurs and Executives at Systro, an organization design firm specializing in small business profitability.  His 30+ years of experience in organization development is drawn from military service, franchise ownership, academic programs, and strategy consulting, specifically with small businesses.  

Russ is a best-selling author, speaker, strategist and life-long learner. He is passionate about serving the community of military veterans and currently serves as an advisor, ambassador and course facilitator for Action Zone, an organization which provides services designed to help veterans, military spouses and dependents build businesses.

Russ earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Manhattan College (NY), his MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and his Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from Air University. He is working on a PhD in Organization Development at Benedictine University.