Russ Finney currently serves as a Partner and the CIO of Stryve Advisors a consulting practice whose members been focused on delivering actionable strategic insights to solve complex enterprise challenges with Fortune 500 clients for over twenty five years.
In his role Russ serves as an IT executive, a client advisor, industry researcher, and keynote speaker.
Previously he served as the US Vice President of one of the world's largest semiconductor production equipment manufacturers providing chip making machines to companies like Intel, IBM, AMD, Texas Instruments, Motorola, Fujitsu, NEC, Phillips, and Samsung.
While at TEL, Russ served as a part of the core Austin, Texas based US start-up team which achieved a growth in annual US revenues in the sales and service business from two hundred million dollars to over one billion dollars from 1994 to 2001.
During this time the US operations of TEL also created or acquired over a dozen companies which focused on high tech manufacturing, R&D, and software development.
TEL now has revenues in excess of eight billion dollars worldwide.
Prior to his past IT executive position, Russ spent seven years as an information technology consultant with the firm of Ernst & Young working with clients such as Sprint, Texaco, Air Liquide, KN Energy, and Penzoil.
Based on those experiences he
authored and published dozens of articles about project management and systems development.
is frequently quoted in publications such as:
Martha Heller, Russ Finney, Randy Krotowski, and Andre Spatz
Over the years, Russ Finney
has been a frequent information technology speaker at various local and national events on many technology and IT related topics including:
Sean Lowery, Innotech Producer, and Russ Finney
Russ also served as the Conference Chairperson for Austin Innotech in both 2004 and 2005.
Russ served as a member of the National Board of Directors of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) from 2000 through 2003.
In the past, he also served as a President of both the Houston AITP chapter in 1994 and the Austin AITP chapter in 1999.
He periodically contributed to the Quality Observer Magazine as an Associate Editor, and he served as a columnist for the AITP national magazine Information Executive.
Craig Kennedy, Russ Finney, Rick Piunti, Brian Reithel, Chris Leja, Coney Barre,
Russ also served on the Board of Directors for several central Texas technology and education organizations including the AusTech Alliance in 2008 and 2009, a part of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
He is a past advisory board member for both the Austin Technology Council in 2006 and 2007 as well as the University of Texas Professional Development Center.
also served under an appointment from the Texas Supreme Court
in 2009 on the "Task Force to Ensure Judicial Readiness in Times of Emergency", which was chartered to begin the design and implementation of an emergency program to prevent or manage disrupted court operations throughout the State of Texas.
Russ is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BS/BA in Management Science and Computer Systems.