Currently he is the CTO of Geotix a world changing event-ticketing platform.

He co-founded OptiShot to scratch an itch. (That itch has generated over 30 Million in revenue and was an inc 500 fastest growing company two years in a row.)

He was the Chief Architect at Concur and designed, built and ran cloud based financial systems.

Along the way, he’s fallen seven times, but got up eight.

When not he’s not solving interesting problems, he listen’s to KEXP, sails, cooks and plays hockey, but not simultaneously.

You can reach him via email russell at or phone 231.590.1153

Russell’s vita