Maria Russell

Director of Compliance

Maria Russell joined RIA Registrar in October 2017. She has had several roles in the finance industry, starting as a universal banker. She transitioned to a large broker-dealer firm, as the main contact person for financial advisors in the field, as well as screening and preparing new-hire packets for field office support personnel. While at the broker-dealer she earned a promotion to the compliance department were she functioned as a securities licensing specialist overseeing the entire new-hire process from pre-employment screening, examinations, registration transfers to daily compliance questions regarding registrations. Maria later transitioned into handling registration transfers and terminations for all registered individuals at the firm.

Maria holds the series 7 and 66 FINRA registrations and has an undergraduate degree from Zamorano University and a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Hamline University.

Maria was born and raised in Honduras and moved to Minnesota on a warm July day in 2006 as an exchange student with a program sponsored by the University of Minnesota. She made Minneapolis her forever home after marrying a born-and-raised Minnesotan and adopting two dogs.

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