Russell Finz, like the executive team at DFW, was born and raised in the court reporting industry and brings an additional 20+ years of hands-on, industry experience to DFW. After graduating from St. John's University with a degree in Computer Science, Russell spent a few years programming before returning to lend his technology expertise to the family court reporting business. At the same time, he leveraged his technology and video skills to start Action Legal Video, Inc. as a complementary business to the family operation.Before joining DFW, Russell was Vice President of Operations of Merrill/DTI and prior to that was Vice President of Operations and Videography with Legalink Corp. Although strongly rooted in "techie" areas, Russell has embraced all facets of the business and lends his significant first-hand experience to oversee the operations team at DFW.Born and raised in Queens, Russell is a die-hard Mets-Jets-Islanders fan. He loves Long Island (except for the commute), has a dog named Henry, a cat named Latte, despises olives, and will not speak to you if you walk into his office chewing gum.