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.


  • Private Equity
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sales & Marketing


September 16th, 2021

Nine Things Every New Manager Needs To Do In The First 90 Days Of Their Role

Landing your first management position can be as daunting as it is exciting. You may feel pressure from superiors to perform well or wonder how you'll best lead your new employees.

September 7th, 2021

Five Ways To Increase Self-Awareness Before Quitting Your Job

When we become more aware of ourselves, rather than blaming others, we can embrace the next transition with more thoughtful intention.

May 28th, 2021

First Time Firing an Employee? Advice for New Business Owners and Managers

Sometimes an employee just doesn’t work out within an organization and needs to be let go. Firing an employee is a task that needs to be handled with delicacy and care, and the process can be intimidating for someone who has never been responsible for terminating an employee before.

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.


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.


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Bookkeeping