Vann Russell, Managing Partner

Prior to founding Arlington Capital Advisors, Vann spent over a decade with the big four accounting firm Deloitte, starting his career in the audit services group working with both public and private companies from $250 million to $2 billion in revenue.  Vann solidified his tenure at Deloitte in the tax division working with ultra high net worth families and large corporations.


At Arlington, Vann has developed specific expertise in the multi‐unit, consumer focused, sectors advising on numerous transactions in various industry segments including restaurants, retail, franchising, consumer products and education. 


Over the course of his career, Vann has also been a successful investor and entrepreneur, investing in, operating and monetizing several private companies beginning with a business he owned and operated while working his way through college. Vann graduated Cum Laude in 1994 from The University of Alabama, Birmingham with a B.S. degree in Accounting, where he was the top accounting student in his class and hired by Deloitte one year prior to his graduation. Vann is an active Certified Public Accountant.


Vann also serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies including; Milo’s Hamburgers and Petrus Brands, all of which are multi-unit restaurant concepts.


Vann holds FINRA Series 79, 62 and 63 licenses.