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Typical day Start off at Orangetheory Fitness and then head to the office for meetings of all kinds. Nights are spent with my wife, two sons and 13-year-old Australian cattle dog, Bentley. Ballantyne resident? Yes. I have lived in Ballantyne Country Club since 2013. Local place where everyone knows your name The Crown Club at Spectrum Arena. I am a longtime fan and proud supporter of the Charlotte Hornets! Favorite beverage Corona Light. Favorite music Hip-hop — old and new. Media to recommend The movie "Jerry McGuire." I went to college to be a sports agent. Morning or night person? I am definitely a night owl. Ballantyne's best-kept secret? Kids eat free on Sunday at Zapata's. Keys to your success Working hard, taking chances and hiring fantastic employees, combined with the support of my family and taking things one day at a time. A little luck and good timing haven't hurt either. Favorite charity Communities In Schools. I believe that every child should have an opportunity to succeed. I serve on their board and see firsthand the positive and lasting impact they have on people's lives. The No. 1 thing you want people to know about you I always try to look for the best in people. Robert P. Russo Job Founder and CEO Independent Advisor Alliance Hometown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2019 34 Faces

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