Russ joined Pacific Life in 2011 and is now a Sr. director in the Retirement Solutions Division. He is responsible for consulting with companies to reduce and remove financial risk inherent in their pension plans through the Pacific Life Buy-Out, Buy-In, and Insured LDI solutions. Russ also works with companies who have defined contribution plans, such as a 401(k) or 403(b) plan, to provide guaranteed lifetime income options for plan participants. Prior to joining Pacific Life, Russ was a retirement consultant with more than 24 years of experience, most recently as a principal with Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Russ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science from Drake University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (FCA), an Enrolled Actuary (EA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He is also Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder (CFA).