Russ has years of leadership in the Central Coast region. He founded TekTegrity in 2005, growing it into a company twice recognized on the Inc. 5000 list. He oversaw the sale of TekTegrity to CIO Solutions in 2018, staying on as President and successfully integrating the companies. Russ has served as board chair at the SLO Chamber of Commerce and the Central Coast Software and Technology Association, as well as nonprofits
including Friends of the Prado Day Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Russ has been named in the Pacific Coast Business Times’ Who’s Who in Business Leadership, Top 40 under 40 and the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s Top 20 under 40.
Community Involvement: Housing Trust Fund of SLO County Board member, Rotary De Tolosa Programs Chair, 2012 SLO Chamber of Commerce Board President, 2011 Softec Board President, 2011 SLO Chamber Vice Chair for Community Affairs, 2010 Softec Board Vice President, multi-year terms on other boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO county and Executive Networking, and People’s Kitchen volunteer.