Russell Benaroya

Member Since 2020

Russell Benaroya

Co-Founder / Partner

Stride Services

Seattle Area

Russell Benaroya is an entrepreneur with a background in corporate finance and private equity. Prior to becoming a Partner at Stride, Russell was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for higi, a population health enablement company that owns the largest national network of health screening stations. In 2017, higi acquired EveryMove where Russell was the co-founder and CEO of the venture backed technology start-up. Prior to EveryMove, Russell was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office of REM Medical a multi-state sleep disorders healthcare business that was acquired in September 2009. Prior to REM Medical Russell was an investment professional for the private equity firms Kline Hawkes and Blue Point Capital where he invested in healthcare, technology, and industrial based enterprises. Russell was also an early employee at Overture Services (acquired by Yahoo in 2003), a pioneer in web-based search engine marketing. Russell started his career in New York at Salomon Smith Barney as a Corporate Finance Analyst. Russell received his MBA with highest honors from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Business. He was awarded the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2009. Russell is on the boards of the Seattle Jewish Community Center and an active investor in technology start-ups. He is also an instructor in Healthcare Innovation at the University of Washington and a mentor for TechStars. When not helping other entrepreneurs succeed, he is contemplating life on 24 hour+ ultra trail runs.


SKILLS

  • Private Equity
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sales & Marketing

RECENT CONTENT

April 12th, 2021

Eight Key Strategies To Overcome Your Competition And Stand Out In A Crowded Market

In a market with hundreds (maybe thousands) of competitors, it becomes more challenging for businesses to make a mark that'll impact the core audience they’re aiming for. This is why it’s so important for a business to develop a strategy that will give them an edge over the rest.

March 22nd, 2021

The Power Of Place: Creativity, Freedom And Leadership In A Remote World

The power of place has the ability to not only uplevel your leadership but also uplevel your life.

March 4th, 2021

Streamline Your SaaS Vendor List With These 13 Entrepreneur-Recommended Tips

Many businesses rely on software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies to help them run their everyday operations. However, with so many specialized vendors, it's easy to lose track of the number — and price tag — of the SaaS providers you're working with. To help, members of Young Entrepreneur Council weighed in on the following question:

January 20th, 2021

12 Factors to Consider Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur and owning your own business is an end goal for most people. It's a thrilling end result -- the fact that you're your own boss, you set your own hours, and remain accountable only to yourself can be a heady mix. Yet, the benefits of the position usually overshadow the more pertinent considerations that would-be entrepreneurs overlook. Although there are significant benefits to being a business owner, there's also a considerable amount of background work that rarely gets highlighted but needs to be done.


COMPANY INFO

Stride Services

Stride is a fully managed outsourced back office bookkeeping and accounting services firm. As your "accounting department down the hall", we provide day to day services to professional service, healthcare and technology firms with revenues typically in excess of $1 million annually. The Company was started 15 years ago in and was re-branded as Stride Services in 2018. The Company has 40 employees (who work virtually) and over 100 clients nationally. The expertise of the Company is in the areas of team, process and technology. Our goal is to help businesses move forward faster and our systems are built to allow business owners to focus on growth, not their back office.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Bookkeeping