Mitchell Powell Joins H.J. Russell & Company as New Chief Financial Officer

Mitchell Powell, H.J. Russell & Company CFO

Mitchell Powell Joins H.J. Russell & Company as New Chief Financial Officer

ATLANTA (May 22, 2017) – H.J. Russell & Company announces the hiring of Mitchell Powell as the new Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Powell is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling matters of the company’s financial functions. This will include budgeting, accounting, financing, forecasting, strategic planning, compliance, reporting, and more. Powell will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Michael Russell and join the other members on the senior leadership team.

“We are excited to have Mitchell join us to manage the financial operations of our company,” said Michael Russell, CEO, H.J. Russell & Company. “With more than 30 years of experience and leadership in finance and accounting, Mitchell brings a wealth of knowledge to our executive team. He understands our company’s history and values and will help lead our financial interests as we grow and explore existing and new industries. Ensuring our financial infrastructure is solid will be key as we move forward with the direction of our company’s future.”

Prior to joining H.J. Russell & Company, Powell served for more than 10 years as the CFO at The Integral Group, LLC in Atlanta and as the Vice President of Asset Management at Rockwood Capital Corporation in San Francisco. He is a Board member and Treasurer of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council and has served as a panelist at the Chief Financial Officer Conference in New York discussing the implementation of financial technology.

“I look forward to merging my financial expertise with my real estate industry experience and educational background,” said Powell. “H.J. Russell & Company’s reputation and legacy as a construction and real estate giant makes this new move for me an honor.”

Originally from Tampa, Fla., Powell graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and went on to achieve his Master of Science degree in real estate from New York University. Powell is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

About H.J. Russell & Company

Founded in 1952, H.J. Russell & Company is one of the largest minority-owned real estate development and construction services firms in the United States.  A multi-faceted organization providing integrated solutions and an exceptional customer experience, Russell has developed, designed/built, renovated and managed some of the nation’s most complex and high profile projects involving multiple stakeholders and requiring exceptional diplomacy and skill. Visit to learn more about the firm.


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