Ward is responsible for management and growth of Forsythe Financial Services offerings in the Northeast, Ohio Valley and Upper Midwest Regions for Forsythe. With more than nineteen years at Forsythe, Russ has held both sales and sales management positions. Prior to joining Forsythe, Ward developed his career in sales and sales management roles at CX Tech, CIS Corporation and Bell Atlantic Systems Leasing. Ward graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a split concentration of finance and computer science. Ward also attended the State University of New York at Alfred, where he earned an associate’s degree in applied science.