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Heather Russell: New Chief Legal Officer at TransUnion

Heather Russell joined TransUnion as the new CLO and Executive Vice-President. The notable legal executive was hired by TransUnion to replace John Blenke who will retire after mentoring Heather for some time. John Blenke will be helping Heather transition into her new role before he takes his leave from the company.

The CEO was ecstatic to have Heather Russell join the firm and expects her to bring a lot of positivity and help TransUnion grow to new heights in her role.

TransUnion is a consumer credit reporting firm with presence in over 30 countries worldwide and looks to help customers understand and better manage their credit. With Heather Russell’s fin-tech (financial technology) knowledge, TransUnion has found a perfect replacement for the retiring John Blenke.

Heather Russell brings with her over two decades of experience which includes being an integral member of the Buckley Sandler’s LLP team where she headed up the Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision & Technology (termed FIRST) which acted as a counsel to clients in advising about future events like mergers, and regulatory consultation to make sure regulatory approvals aren’t too troublesome. The process being quite similar to the role played by financial consultants and fin-tech companies in the world which advice clients on the changing market climate.

She also brings with her experience of being Corporate Secretary at the Fifth Third Bank as well as the experience of being the Global Chief Regulatory Counsel at Bank of New York Mellon where she split her time between several offices.

Heather Russell was a standout much before she started working, getting her ‘Juris Doctor‘ from American University’s Washington College of Law, graduating ‘cum laude’. Her work ethic during her term as the editor of the school’s ‘Law Review’ and her academic excellence earned her the prestigious title of ‘Most Outstanding Graduate’ of her class.

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The Exceptional Achievements Of Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital has earned their exceptional reputation for expertise, experience and integrity within the industry of finances. The Chicago company is well known as an international investment banking firm. Madison Street Capital is an expert in the complexities of corporate finance. The company has proven history of designing exit strategies, structuring complex contracts and matching sellers and buyers. The company specializes primarily on bankruptcy services, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, tax compliance and advice for private placement. They key clients include Bond Medical Group, Central Iowa Energy and Fiber Science.


Madison Street Capital places a global spin on corporate finance issues. They offer their clients analytical skills, financial reporting, business valuation, asset management and price allocation. Madison Street Capital also has a division for wealth preservation and tax planning. They recently served the leader in software analytics. DCG Software retained Madison Street Capital as their sole financial advisor for their merger with the Spitfire Group. DCG Software was founded in 1994 and provides project support, software estimation and value management. Their merger with the technology and business consulting company should enhance the value of both firms. The Madison Street Capital staff received high praise for their contributions to the merger. Some of the employees were singled out for their exceptional performance including Charles Botchway and Jay Rodgers.


Madison Street Capital triumphed again at the yearly M&A Advisor Awards. Transactions, restructuring and corporate financing’s most distinguished achievements are recognized with these awards. The top honors went to Madison Street Capital for their expert assistance in the acquisition of Acuna and Associates by the Dowco Group. Dowco is a leader in the international steel infrastructure. Their focus is on pre-construction, modeling and detailing. Madison Street Capital was additionally nominated in strategic deal making, professional services and investment banking.


Madison Street Capital was once again successful regarding the subordinated debt investment and minority equity for the ARES Security Corporation. ARES is a risk management firm for enterprise security based out of Virginia. Their reputation for software solutions for government and business equities is excellent. Their clients are in the energy, nuclear and transportation sectors. The President of ARES Security Corporation is Ben Eazzetta. He praised Madison Street Capital for their capital raising, valuation analysis, due diligence and finding the perfect financing partner.


The reputation of Madison Street Capital was further enhanced when they advised WLR Automotive Group regarding a leaseback and sales transaction. The value of this transaction was $13.2 million. The company specializes in detailing, car washes, auto repair and lube. This opportunity enabled the WLR Automotive Group to reinvest in the market by raising capital. Their continued expansion has been supported by this deal. The company was founded in 1987 and currently has 17 locations.


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