Russell Logan is the founder of Freeman Logan along with his wife, Cheryl (Freeman) Logan. Russell has earned a coveted certification as a Certified Board Advisor ™ (CBA), recognizing his excellence in professional-managerial talents, executive leadership, and board directorship. The CBA designation is a capstone certification, denoting that the holder is a proven leader with a commitment to taking personal responsibility for competent corporate governance and strategic decision-making.
As a senior executive management consultant, Russell has inspired Fortune 500 leaders and worked with them to improve corporate strategy, product marketing plans, bowl workout and business development programs and demonstrated skills in strategy formulation/implementation, mergers and acquisition, and marketing strategy.
He served as chair and founding trustee of the UVA IDEA Fund, leading overall management of the fund, which augments the University of Virginia’s investments in programs and resources that help create a more inclusive and vibrant community.
Russell’s experience and entrepreneurial enthusiasm have resulted in other notable achievements. For example, he won first place in FundingPost’s 2005 Pitching Across America ™ competition.
Russell earned an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from UVA.
Cheryl Freeman Logan is a partner at Freeman Logan M&A Advisors. She obtained her Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Darden School of Business. Cheryl is certified as a Program Management Professional and holds a PROSCI Change Management certification, highlighting her skills in program and organizational management.
She has spent 11 years at Fannie Mae where she serves as a Director in the internal Continuous Improvement Consulting group. In this role, Cheryl focuses on executive coaching, strategic business and operational planning, organizational change management, process improvement, and problem-solving. Before joining Fannie Mae, she spent 16 years in consulting with Deloitte and Booz Allen Hamilton, concentrating on IT project and program management, lean-agile management, and financial management.
Within Freeman Logan, Cheryl is responsible for leading the Exit Prep Academy, managing the curriculum design and the overall strategy. Her experience in consulting, strategy, and change management plays a key role in providing effective guidance to clients navigating the M&A process.
Mark Sadler has more than 25 years’ experience in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry, working for some of the largest global carriers and major Silicon Valley internet infrastructure & IOT software companies. In addition, Mark has also worked with or consulted for both mid-sized & small software companies in areas such as Enterprise SaaS and Mobile Commerce. His work has focused on two main areas: strategy and corporate business development, and product management and marketing, with a strong quantitative foundation in finance and business analysis.
Companies include: Unisys, Verizon Business, WinStar Communications, e.spire Communications, British Telecom, VeriSign.
Clients include: Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Verizon Business, Lumen Technologies (f/k/a CenturyLink); Movius, Neutral Tandem, Mobile Ticketing Start-Up.
Mark holds a BS in Business Administration with a dual major in Finance & Accounting from Drexel University, along with Graduate Management Certificates in Executive Education on Technology Strategy & Innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and in Leadership, Marketing & International Business from Johns Hopkins University.