Brent Russell

I am technology executive and angle investor in the marketing, telecommunications, and cryptocurrency industries. I have over 15 years experience in information technology and am an expert software engineer with heavy experience programing in a Linux system environment. I'm also a systems and network administrator with MySQL and Microsoft SQL server experience. I was recently the CTO and Co-Founder of Bleam Ventures until becoming a director of Voip-PAL after it's acquisition.

In addition to technology, I love to travel. I have been to over 75 countires on every continent in the world. Through travel I have learned a few languages, some fluently, and have really perfected my self taught photography skills.

What I Do

Software Engineer

PHP has been my strong suite as it is easy and quick. I have used TCL on Cisco as5400 switchs, VB.net, JavaScript, Jquery, Node.js, ColdFusion, HTML5, CSS3, VXML, Perl AGI, awk, C++ and more. I also have some exposure to C# and Java but I am not expert. It seems I am always learning and using a new API: Twitter API, Facebook API, Proxies API, TD Ameritrade API, Coin marketcap API, Solidity smart contracts and many others. There are a slue of other libraries I have and systems I have used and there are too many to list them all here.

Systems and Network Administration

Since 2004 I have been managing Lunix Systems. Redhat, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, Centos and more. I am an expert with DHCP, DNS, Apache, Nginx, memcache, Varnish, MySQL, MariaDB, iptables and more. I have experience in cloud based systems such as AWS and managing dedicated servers. I have also performed as a Network Administrator for an all Windows network and mixed networks including Mac OSX.

Angel Investing

Over the past few years I have been an investor in a few projects. Most notably my own projects and those I have co-founded leading to acquisitions such as in the case of Bleam Ventures. Currently I have stepped out of my normal invesment confort zone and have become an angel investor in Madera Management, a natural resources and comodities startup in Puerto Rico.

IT Business Analyst

Through each of the startups I have been involved in, cash has been tight. I have been thrown into creating budgets, forcasts, and IT strategies that have to be aggressive and effective to survive in an industry full of sharks. I have added many tools to arsenal such as Google Analytics, Salesforce, Slack, Visio, excel,

Testimonials

Resume

15 Years of Experience

Experience

2017 - Current
Coinlock

Cheif Technology Officer

Managed the development of the Coinlock platform. Created specifications for the coinlock exchange which is the center of Coinlock.app's offerings. Implemented network infrastructure design and security. Advise founders on best practices and direction of a cryptocurrency company. Budgeting and forecasting of IT development and operations. Defining business requirements and reporting to stakeholders.

2008 - Current
Voz Technologies

Founder / Programmer / SysAdmin / Everything else

Voz Technologies started as an automated web marketing system I created which scraped information from classified ad websites and presented it with affiliate marketing advertisements. It has grossed over 2 million dollars to date. Later, in 2016 through Voz Technologies I started investing in crypto currencies and creating stock trading algorithms. Voz Technologies has since become a catch all company for ventures I am involved in

2009 - 2011
Bleam Ventures

Co-Founder and CTO

Self-funded, developed and maintained all aspects of CallArc.com/FreeCreditPhone.com (now defunct after multipl aacquisitions) including business models, marketing, phone system API’s, websites, and databases. Bleam Ventures was successfully earning a profit 6 months after its launch in 2010 with no debt and no investments. It was acquired by Voip-PAL (VPLM) in 2011 with over 60,000 subscribers.

2007 - 2008
Tollfreeforwarding.com

Senior Applications Engineer

Maintained the existing Coldfusion software and oversaw the development and architecture of new software supporting the mission of TollFreeForwarding.com. Managed all telecom and IP systems. I developed the backbone software which makes up the core systems for the Tollfreeforwarding business model using Cisco AS5400 switches, TCL, php and VB.NET.

2006 - 2007
Mobile Messenger

Lead Application Developer

Started the IT department in the US by liasing with the Sydney office. Developed IVR systems needed for telecom operations in the US. Provided guidance for other programmers and IT staff. Administered high traffic Linux Apache servers and Windows IIS servers. Domain Controllers, Exchange, DNS, DHCP etc.

2004 - 2005
Science Center of Iowa

Network Administrator

Served as the only person in IT tasked with administering domain controllers, exchange servers, DNS, DHCP, IIS, veritas backup systems, voip phone system, Cisco Pix firewall, printers, and desktop support for a 150+ workstation network. Developed Digistar dome theater software that became a major exhibit and was featured at many science centers around the world.

Education

2004
Kaplan University

Networking and Systems Administration

Course work consisted of typical computer science classes with an emphasis in Linux andministration and Windows networks. Database and VB.net were also a part of the curriculum.

2001
United States Air Force

Aerospace Ground Equipment

This 6 month program given to military members is an intense set of classes teaching electrical schematics and theory, HVAC, and hydraulics. Many certifications are obtained during this course such as EPA section 608 and 609.

SysAdmin Skills

Linux

95%

Windows

75%

AWS

80%

DNS and DHCP

90%

Apache and Nginx

90%

Coding Skills

PHP

95%

Javascript

75%

Node.js

60%

TCL

85%

VB.net

65%

HTML5 and CSS3

85%

Portfolio

My Works
Voz technologies

Voz Technologies LLC

Business
Interview with Brent Russell from Coinlock

Alpha Growth interview for Coinlock

Tech Crunch 2018
Coinlock.app

Coinlock.app

Business
CallArc

CallArc

Business
Science Center of Iowa

Science Center of Iowa

Systems Administration
Digistar Dome Theater

Digistar Dome Theater

Programming

Contact

Get in Touch

310-733-6960

Des Moines / Remote

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