Russell is founder and CEO of IT Central Station, the leading B2B social networking and online review site for enterprise technology professionals, that has been called The Yelp for Enterprise Tech by the Wall Street Journal. Russell has spent his 20+ year career in the enterprise technology industry at the crossroads between technology and business. He has spoken at industry events including Interop, CloudConnect, CMG, Red Herring, and TeleManagement World. Before founding IT Central Station, Russell worked in senior product marketing and product management roles at enterprise tech vendors such as Nolio (acquired by CA) and OPNET Technologies (acquired by Riverbed for $1B). Russell was co-founder and CEO of Zettapoint, a software company that was acquired by EMC, and was co-founder of Open Sesame, a Web 1.0 startup that was acquired by Bowne/RR Donnelley.
Russell began his career at Oracle, deploying Oracle Applications for Fortune 1000 companies.
Russell received a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University, an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.