Russell Clarkson - BDO Dallas

Russell Clarkson

Managing Director

BDO Dallas Office



Executive Summary

Russell Clarkson is a Managing Director in BDO’s Dallas office, with more than 30 years of experience in leading merger integration, business process improvement, systems management, and application development engagements. He has co-authored two books and published articles in Texas CEO magazine, The Daily Deal, and Corporate Dealmaker Magazine covering M&A and technology-related topics. 

In addition to advisory services, Russell focuses on helping companies accelerate revenue growth through corporate and business unit strategy and execution. He has a strong background in building businesses that can scale quickly through either organic growth or M&A activity. Areas of focus include Mergers & Acquisitions, Digital Transformation, Corporate Development & Strategy, Partner Ecosystem Development, and IT Governance.

Russell focuses in healthcare, insurance, and technology services with domestic and international experience. He has held senior leadership roles at internationally known consulting firms and served as a corporate CIO and corporate development vice president for telecom and software organizations.


M.B.A., New York University
B.S., University of Connecticut