Senior Vice President Software Engineering @ Zume Inc.
VP/Chief Architect & Digital CTO @ Volvo Cars
Advisory Board Member @ NTT Innovation Institute, Inc.
Wilf Russell is a technical visionary and change agent that brings years of experience, drive, and business acumen to provide a competitive edge to companies both large and small. Ability to grow, organize, and envision technical strategies that amplify unique growth initiatives including disruptive digital experiences and platforms aligned to changing and accelerating market realities and consumer
Wilf Russell is a technical visionary and change agent that brings years of experience, drive, and business acumen to provide a competitive edge to companies both large and small. Ability to grow, organize, and envision technical strategies that amplify unique growth initiatives including disruptive digital experiences and platforms aligned to changing and accelerating market realities and consumer expectations. A high-performing senior executive leader with over 25 years of experience in the software industry -- building and managing scalable technical organizations in a diverse range of industries. Leading multidisciplinary teams including product management and engineering through technical operations, Wilf has been responsible for delivery of a wide range of products from classic desktop/server-based applications through highly scalable, internet-based technologies. During his career he has been involved in a diverse selection of organizations with differing LOB and P&L objectives -- including team and company startups, the Office of the CTO at Microsoft and IGT, Myspace, Microsoft Research, and RealNetworks -- managing large scale operating budgets. Coupled with a strong and clear technical vision and capable of leading organizations of 1200+ employees worldwide, Wilf continues to invest in knowledge with a thirst for technology and works with executive leadership to drive a cohesive engineering roadmap and clear objectives aligned against business and corporate strategies.
Specialties: Senior Executive Management; Project Management; Engineering Management; Software Architecture; Software Design; Programming; Support; Systems Engineering; Research; Operating Systems; Digital Photography Workflo; Transaction Management; Application Servers
Consumer Technology Officer @ From June 2015 to Present (7 months) VP, Consumer Digital Technology Development @ From May 2013 to June 2015 (2 years 2 months) Portland, Oregon AreaSVP, Global R&D @ From November 2012 to May 2013 (7 months) Las Vegas, Nevada AreaVP, Engineering Enterprise Gaming Systems/Interactive @ From August 2011 to November 2012 (1 year 4 months) Las Vegas, Nevada AreaCTO, RealGames @ From March 2010 to August 2011 (1 year 6 months) VP, Engineering @ From August 2009 to March 2010 (8 months) Vice President, Engineering @ From February 2007 to August 2009 (2 years 7 months) Vice President of Software Development @ From March 2006 to January 2007 (11 months) Group Manager @ From October 1994 to March 2006 (11 years 6 months) Software Architect @ From February 1992 to October 1994 (2 years 9 months) Software Support Specialist @ From May 1990 to February 1992 (1 year 10 months) Systems Engineer @ From May 1989 to May 1990 (1 year 1 month) Senior Development Analyst @ From May 1985 to May 1989 (4 years 1 month)
Wilf Russell is skilled in: Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Scalability, Agile Methodologies, Software Development, Win32 API, Cloud Computing, Scrum, Product Management, SaaS, Software Design, Architecture, Agile Project Management, Mobile Devices, Web Services
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