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Russ has 32 years of experience in Information Services, spanning multiple industries and a wide spectrum of changing technologies. Prior to his role as Manager of Information Services, and now CIO, at Kassouf, Russ was the founder and CEO of a local IT firm that grew to prominence as one of area’s leading firms for healthcare technology. He was directly responsible for hundreds of clients, involved as a business consultant, project manager and support provider. His experience as both a solution provider and a business owner gives him a unique insight into his client relationships.
Areas of specialty in healthcare technology include project management and budgeting, practice start-up, software systems selection and implementation, infrastructure planning, vendor management, cost and resource analysis, security assessment, and disaster recovery planning.
One of Russ’ core beliefs is outreach and education. He currently serves as the President of the InfraGard Birmingham Members Alliance, and on the Board of TechBirmingham.