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Senior Consultant, Technology & Innovation Practice
Russ is a senior consultant and leads FMI’s technology partnering program, having worked with tech partnering programs his entire career. Russ also provides experienced consulting to stakeholders in the E&C industry, enabling them to maximize the benefits of technology solutions in their business.
Prior to his time with FMI, Russ utilized his strong background in technology partnerships, combined with his entrepreneurial experience to, start one company and significantly grow three technology companies for acquisition. He helped run and grow LTech, a cloud technology integrator and consultancy. In this role, he helped Google Enterprise and Amazon Web Services provide sophisticated technical solutions to enterprise clients. Russ spent seven years on Google’s Partner Advisory Board advising, helping Google grow to a $100 million enterprise, offering and speaking for Google to Fortune 500 clients and audiences up to 25,000 people. More recently, Russ ran the global partnership team for Bronto, a technology company that was successfully acquired by Oracle in 2016. In this role he helped build long-term, strategic technology and implementation partnerships to drive over 70% of the companies’ revenue, primarily in North America, EMAE and APAC regions.
Russ holds a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and has active roles in a number of charities and on boards that match up with his professional or personal interests. In his role working with Google, he was able to build free Google products and services for educational charities in Guatemala. Russ also served on the Harrington Grove Swim and Racquet Club Board for eight years, a 1,200-plus home community in Northwest Raleigh.