Focus Areas

  • Cybersecurity Architecture
  • Cybersecurity Operations
  • Program & Portfolio Management


  • BS, Multinational Business Operations, The Florida State University
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Russ is an executive level cybersecurity engineer who loves partnering with clients to build and scale cyber architecture solutions in order to conduct enterprise and enclave cyber operations to keep critical data secure. 

Prior to joining Cuesta, Russ was the Director of the Cyber and Intel Division at Diligent Consulting.  He directed a portfolio of 10 government contracts across a broad IT field to include development and sustainment of Air Force Maintenance Systems, code maintenance of cryptography devices, translation of aircraft targeting data for support in intel operations, support of critical communication equipment at the Pentagon in support of Joint Chiefs of Staff, SharePoint Site development for the defense Health Agency, cloud-based Human Capital Management solutions for the DoD, as well as obtained numerous ATO’s (Authority to Operate) using the Risk Management Framework.  Russ is currently in the Air Force Reserves serving as an instructor at the cyberwarfare schoolhouse specializing in cyber vulnerability assessments and threat hunting. 

Russ joined Cuesta Partners to bring his broad knowledge in cybersecurity from the DoD to the commercial workspace in order to help senior level decision makers understand the complex world of data security.  

Russ splits his time between Destin, FL and Winchester, VA.  He spends his free time mountain biking with his son, boating/fishing, and exploring the outdoors with his family.