MGO Private Wealth welcomes new managing director of family office services

MGO Private Wealth is pleased to announce that V. David Russell has joined the MGO Private Wealth team as a Managing Director and the Head of Family Office Services. He will be based in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California. Bringing experience in both private equity and private wealth management, David will concentrate on building out the firm’s multi-family office practice and investment platform. He will also be involved in growing the firm’s focus on entertainment, sports, and media professionals and increasing the focus on the distinct financial interests of affluent people of color. 

“We’re excited to have David on the team,” said Kevin O’Connell, CEO and Managing Partner. “He’ll be instrumental in the expansion of our Private Client Services practice, bringing together a comprehensive suite of solutions that include private wealth management, business management, tax and lifestyle financial services.”

Prior to joining MGO Private Wealth, David was a private banker at the JPMorgan Private Bank, where he created the firm’s diverse client business initiative designed to inform, connect, and advise affluent people of color.

“When your source of wealth is non-traditional, you have unique needs for financial advisory services, and trust in your advisor is essential,” Russell observes. “For many people of color, professional athletes, and entertainers, trust isn’t automatically there with traditional financial advisors; I work hard to bridge that trust gap and ensure all of our clients are both fully supported in expanding their financial and social influence. Being at MGO Private Wealth allows me to truly serve that role for our clients, continuing to grow their generational wealth and guide those new to wealth. Our multi-family office structure is designed to address those needs and go beyond what a traditional wealth manager offers.”

Outside of his financial advisory and family office practice, David is involved in multiple academic and civic organizations, serving as an adjunct professor at the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, a board member with Dallas Afterschool and Social Venture Partners, and an appointed member to the city of Dallas’s Public Facilities Corporation. 

“David has a proven track record as well as extensive experience advising a wide array of clients including Fortune 500 executives, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs,” said Robert Roman, CEO of MGO Private Wealth. “His passion, innovation, and unique professional background makes him a strategic addition to our team.”

Russell continues, “I’m excited to join Robert and Louis (Barajas) and the MGO Private Wealth team.  The MGO platform provides a deep pool of resources that will allow me to truly meet the clients where they are. Every client is unique and has their own stories, values, and priorities—our job is to be the conduit that helps them capitalize on that.”