Max T. Russ is the Co-Founder and VP of Business Development in North America. Max has an extensive background in management consulting, business intelligence project management, operations and customer service. At the Company, he has managed over 300 business intelligence consulting and training engagements for medium to large organizations including many of the Global 2000 in the US, Canada, UK and European Union.
Max has built strong relationships and partnerships in the global BI community, these include: Governing bodies, thought leaders, niche software specialists and best of breed software vendors such as Informatica, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, Nutanix, Talend, SAS DataFlux, MicroStrategy, Tableau, Trillium and SAP just to name a few. He regularly attends industry specific and Business Intelligence / Big Data / AI conferences run by IRM, TDWI, AI-Expo and the Data Governance Institute.
Max has a passion for data insight, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence – recognising the importance and correlation between these fields and future business success.
Previously, Max co-founded a business intelligence professional services firm. He was responsible for all business development, marketing, operational and communication strategy and implementation. The Company grew from a UK based sole proprietorship into a recognised business intelligence firm with four international offices (New York, London, Dubai and Mumbai).
When he is not working, he is spending time with his family and playing tennis, golf and the occasional fishing excursion. Max holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a specialization in International Relations from the University California, Los Angeles.