• Hometown

    Chicago, IL

  • Colleges

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Emory University

  • Certifications


  • Neighborhood

    Powder Springs

  • Office Location

    Sandy Springs

Russell Wood, CFP®


Russ first joined Homrich Berg in 2000 and served five years as a Senior Associate. He later spent fifteen years at SG Financial Advisors serving as an advisor, principal, Chief Investment Strategist, and Chief Compliance Officer. Russ returned to HB in January 2021 as a Director, serving the financial planning needs of entrepreneurs and business professionals. He is also Director of Talent Development, leading HB’s internal leadership development, mentoring, and career development programs.

Russ graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering with Honors, earning a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Russ was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Naval Nuclear Power Officer and Surface Warfare Officer aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Russ graduated from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, earning a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning. Russ earned the CFP® Certification in 2003 and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. Russ earned an Executive Coaching Diploma from Emory University in 2020.

Russ lives in Powder Springs with his wife and two sons. He serves his community via several organizations, including The American Legion and The SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. If you enjoy hiking, rucking, hunting, or fishing, you’ll probably like Russ.