Tidal Basin hires Curt Russell as chief financial officer

11 March 2024 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Tidal Basin Group, a Utica, NY-based emergency and disaster management consulting firm, has hired Curt Russell as chief financial officer.

Based in the Washington, DC area, Russell brings over 20 years of experience in strategy, finance, operations, M&A, and government contracting.

In his new role, Russell will drive Tidal Basin’s financial strategy, optimize operations for growth, and help the firm expand into new markets.

He has extensive financial leadership experience, with expertise in overseeing multimillion-dollar budgets, managing international financial operations, and analyzing and optimizing financial performance.

Tidal Basin hires Curt Russell as chief financial officer

Russell joins Tidal Basin from Ramboll, where he spent three-and-a-half years as head of business finance. Before that, he spent 17 years with Accenture Federal Services (AFS) and its subsidiaries. Russell’s roles included director of business operations at AFS and director of finance at subsidiary Defense Point Security.

He has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Tennessee Technological University.

“Curt's appointment is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence. We are confident that his financial guidance will be crucial in developing effective solutions that transform and build resilient communities," said Daniel Craig, CEO of Tidal Basin Group.

Engineering consultancy Michael Baker, a portfolio firm of DC Capital Partners, acquired Tidal Basin last year.

"I am thrilled to join the dynamic team at Tidal Basin Group," Russell said. "The company's commitment to making a positive impact and impressive growth trajectory attracted me to this role. I look forward to using my experience and expertise to support the company's financial vision and drive continued success."

Tidal Basin helps organizations, businesses, and governments prepare for, manage, and recover from natural and man-made disasters. Its services include planning, training, and exercises; grants management; portfolio management for funding sources; and software integration support. The firm has seven offices in the US and a location in Puerto Rico.

Tidal Basin earlier this year hired Tom Lewis as president and COO.