Russell currently works as a Principal Software Engineer for Red Hat, Inc. He works with the Cloud Infrastructure team on Matahari (systems management and monitoring software) and related projects.
Prior to working for Red Hat, Russell spent 7 years (2004 - 2011) working for Digium on the Asterisk project. Russell's role at Digium began as a software developer and concluded as being the leader of the Asterisk Project and the Engineering Manager for the team focused on Asterisk development.
Russell graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2006. He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina.