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Russell B. Tarsches, CPA, CGMA

TARGO Advisors, LLC
Managing Director
Russell B. Tarsches CPA, CGMA, is a professional finance, accounting and leadership advisor based in the greater Atlanta area. As the Managing Director at TARGO Advisors, LLC, Rusty assists and advises clients from startups to mature organizations, drawing from his decades of experience and expertise within the realm of finance and accounting. Through TARGO Advisors, he is able to offer a number of advisory services designed to help business owners operate more efficiently and profitably.

Rusty graduated from the University of Georgia in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree. Upon graduation, he began working as a partner at Ellis S. Tarsches PA, a family owned Certified Public Accounting firm. There, Rusty was responsible for the development of the small business advisory and computer-based accounting solution practice. He also honed his affinity for working in the space where the fields of accounting and technology converge.

In 1990, Rusty decided to use his knowledge and experience to go out on his own with Advanced Consulting Concepts, where he acted as CFO and Owner. After 10 years, ACC was merged successfully with another entity. At the time of the merger, ACC was able to boast annual revenues of more than $1 million.

Following the ACC merger, Rusty became involved in several consulting projects. One project led to the creation of a new small software development company where Rusty assumed the CFO position and moved to the Atlanta area. Leaving this company in 2004, Rusty participated in several consulting projects involving fraud investigations, merger and acquisitions and interim CFO/Controller roles.

From 2005 until 2010, Rusty worked at Logisticare Solutions as Director of Accounting. During this time, the company’s revenue grew from $200 million to $500 million. Rusty also participated in the successful sale of Logisticare to Providence Service Corporation.

From April 2010 to August 2012, Rusty served as the Senior Director of Accounting at Healthcare Solutions in Duluth, GA. Here, he was able to guide the organization through various financial challenges, including numerous state and federal tax audits.

Following his time with Healthcare Solutions, Rusty created TARGO Advisors, LLC as a means of getting back to the small-business sector, where he is able to provide effective financial and advisory solutions to business owners who may be overwhelmed or simply unable to perform the increasingly complicated duties required to keep an organization afloat financially.

Utilizing his experiences from many years of service in small businesses, and combining these with his experiences from multi-million dollar corporations, Rusty is able to give small business owners the knowledge and expertise that is usually only offered to the major players of the business world.

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