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Our Team


Gary Steven "Steve" Russell

Bio and Experience

Steve is a Graduate Alumnus of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and is loving husband to his wife and father to three sons. He currently lives and works in Northern Virginia. He believes that his success is the result of his integrity and the belief that he has an obligation to treat his clients, both buyers and sellers, with the highest degree of moral principles including honesty, respect, courtesy, patience, and diplomacy.

Steve has been a Business Broker in the Northern Virginia area for more than 13 years. Steve has been the lead broker in numerous transactions involving the sale of a variety of business types including restaurants, educational franchises, auto body shops, beauty salons and tanning salons just to name a few. Steve has also helped many of his clients find and purchase numerous businesses in Northern Virginia and Maryland.


Troy Paige

Bio and Experience

Troy Paige has many years of Sales and Management experience. He has a straightforward yet practical approach to working with both buyers and sellers to generate the best outcome of any deal. Mr. Paige’s attention to detail stems from his military background in the Air Force. Troy strongly believes that if both parties are willing to negotiate in good faith then you can have a win- win for everyone involved. Having worked with small start up businesses Troy has a unique ability to see situations from many angles. He is also a member of his local Chamber of Commerce and a small business owner himself.


Joseph (Joe) Patonetz

Bio and Experience

Joe has lived and worked in the Northern Virginia area since 1977. Joe has owned and operated several successful and well known restaurants over the past twenty three years. During this time Joe has also consulted for organizations and retail/restaurants with their start up and operating needs. Joe is a graduate of The Penn State University with a degree in Business Management. He is also affiliated with many member organizations. Joe has given generously to community, school and sport organizations including: the Diabetes Foundation; Potomac Nationals; Boys and Girls Club as well as several community fundraising needs through out his business and restaurant career. Joe believes in giving back to his community and assisting with individual small business growth. With his business experience, knowledge of operations; professional out going personality and especially business success he can and will assist your business needs at any level.


Larry Housden

Bio and Experience

Larry Housden, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, is a licensed Master Barber/Cosmetologist who has lived and worked in the Northern Virginia area since 1980. Larry has owned and operated several well-known hair salons over 21 years, is dedicated to quality service and has a full understanding of every aspect of the hair industry. As a community minded participant, Larry has run over 21 fund-raisers and his “Pay it Forward” philosophy has led him to raise money for such worthy charitable organizations as MedStar (a medivac unit for Washington Hospital Center), families of 911 through the Salvation Army, Families of Katrina, and O.W.L. Fire Department. In 2008, Randy Reid, Owner of The Old Bridge Observer, presented Larry with a Milestone award for his charitable activities in Prince William County and for entrepreneurial efforts in areas of Community Service. In 2009, The Prince William County Chamber of Commerce presented Larry with the Business of the Year award for Community Outreach, and, in cooperation with a number of local churches, Larry helped host a Job Fair. Larry's instincts and passion have led him to join the G.S. Russell Business Brokers to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers by constructing an agreement that meets the needs of both parties. Larry brings to his portfolio consulting in start-up businesses, ideas regarding continuing operational needs of existing businesses, and exit strategies for those who are ready to retire.

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Brent Brady

Bio and Experience

Brent Brady has lived in Virginia for over 20 years. He has successfully started, developed and sold a construction contracting business and local advertising newspaper. Over the last 20 years, Brent has been involved in over 350 real estate and business transactions. Brent comes from a military background and has been in several sales and management positions. These experiences provide an honest and professional approach to his clients. Brent graduated from Shippensburg University and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. His previous experience and intestinal fortitude allows Brent to follow through with his customers ensuring total and complete satisfaction.

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