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Douglas Russell

Director of Growth Strategy, Project Advisory

Mr. Russell is the Director of Growth Strategy for VERTEX in the Project Advisory Group. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Boston Architectural College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a Massachusetts Construction Supervisors license (unlimited). Mr. Russell is responsible for identifying growth opportunities, creating a roadmap for growth, and executing the plan to achieve business objectives.

Mr. Russell is a strategic thinker and a proactive problem solver who thrives on identifying new business opportunities and developing strategies to drive growth. He has a keen eye for market trends and customer needs and is always on the lookout for new ways to expand the business. He is a natural leader with excellent communication and collaboration skills, able to build and maintain strong relationships with internal teams and external partners. His analytical and data-driven insights inform his decision-making and drive results. Mr. Russell highly organized and detail-oriented, able to create and manage complex plans and timelines to achieve business objectives. His combination of vision, drive, and expertise, Mr. Russell is a key driver of growth and success of VERTEX.

Mr. Russell’s background as a highly skilled and experienced professional in the construction and development industry help him quickly diagnose and understand the challenges his clients face. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Russell has a wealth of knowledge in all phases of development, design management, construction management, and project delivery systems. His journey in the construction and development industry began in 1990, and he has since worked on a wide range of projects, from small-scale residential developments to large commercial construction projects. He is highly skilled in all aspects of development, from feasibility studies to project design, construction, and delivery.

As a design manager, Mr. Russell has a keen eye for detail, ensuring that projects meet client expectations, while also adhering to regulatory requirements and industry standards. He has a proven track record in managing complex projects, ensuring that they are delivered on time and within budget. His construction management skills are second to none. He has a wealth of experience in overseeing construction projects, from initial site preparation to final completion. He is highly skilled in managing contractors, ensuring that they adhere to safety standards, quality control, and deadlines. In terms of project delivery systems, Mr Russell is highly knowledgeable in all areas, including design-bid-build, design-build, and construction management at risk. He has a thorough understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each system and can advise clients on the best approach for their specific project.

Mr. Russell is a highly valued member of any team he joins. He is a great communicator, able to effectively convey complex information to clients, contractors, and other team members. He is a natural problem solver, able to think creatively and come up with innovative solutions to any challenges that arise during a project.

Education & Certification

B.Arch, Architecture, Boston Architectural College

Home Improvement Contractor, State of MA
Construction Supervisor License, State of MA

Autodesk Revit
Autodesk AutoCAD
ADA / FHA Compliance


Member of Boston Society of Architects
Member of Museum of Fine Arts

Expert Witness Services

Damages, Real Estate Validation

Standard of Care, Construction Advisory

Standard of Care, Owner