CFO Selections is pleased to announce that Russell Nickel has joined TransWest as their Chief Financial Officer.
Russell has nearly 25 years of finance and accounting work experience and is a graduate of the University of Washington. After starting his career as a CPA in public accounting in the Seattle area, Russell has spent most of his career in high growth businesses.
Before joining TransWest earlier in 2020, Russell had spent the previous seven years as CFO of the rapidly growing consumer products company, Funko. During his tenure as CFO at Funko, he helped guide the company through an explosive period of growth from $35M in revenues to over $800M and a $1.5B increase in enterprise value. During his tenure, he also oversaw the Company’s sale to a PE firm in 2015 and its IPO in 2017.
CFO Selections thanks everyone who worked with us during this search and we wish Russell and the company great success in the future.
TransWest is a fast-growing disruptor in the stagnant transportation space, thinking outside the box of traditional transportation firms coupled with superb client service and creative cost-effective solutions to transportation challenges large and small.
Since 2008, TransWest has developed and delivered custom transportation services and off-site parking procurement and management solutions for some of the most innovative and demanding clients throughout North America. Whether you need off-site satellite parking and to transport 5,000 employees and contractors daily throughout your campus and surrounding areas; or you’ve got a 900-person crew with a two-year construction contract, they will devise an affordable and pleasurable way to get everyone where they need to be and back again—safely.
Based in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle, TransWest has begun a new phase of growth while continuing to support an entrepreneurial culture. Russell Nickel joins recent strategic additions to the Executive Team including Frank Paganelli (President) and Stephanie Cook (Vice President, Operations).
About CFO Selections
CFO Selections provides finance and accounting interim consulting and executive search services to a wide range of organizations in the Northwest. Established in 2002, the company focuses on locating and recruiting the highest caliber senior-level talent available. Its team of consulting CFOs and Controllers work in a collaborative and problem-solving way to generate maximum results.