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Dr Russ Barnes, Colonel, USAF (ret), PhD, MBA, MS

VP of Education

Colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired), Dr. Russ Barnes is the Founder of Systro Solutions, a strategy development and organization design company created to help small businesses.

His Purposefully Profitable™ Program guides small business owners in creating and implementing a customized progression toward their prosperity. Russ has also produced the Purposefully

Profitable™ Podcast and the Mission Mapping™ Workshop. He is the author of #1 best seller Small Business for Service Members: 15 Things You Need to Know to be Purposefully Profitable, and co-author of three #1 best-sellers: Becoming a GovCon Expert, Gamechangers for Government Contractors, and Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failures Blessings. 

Dr. Barnes received his Bachelor in Business Administration from Manhattan College (N.Y.), his Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, his Master of Science in Strategic Studies from Air University, and his Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University.