Russell’s telecom career began as a BellSouth co-op while attending Georgia Institute of Technology as a President’s Scholar. His industry knowledge developed through the 1990’s as Russell had a number of engineering, software development and managerial positions for several telecom companies. These experiences were essential as he founded RTS Associates in 1998.
Russell is a 2012 graduate of the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program and is also actively involved with Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Young Presidents’ Organization, Yale CEO Summit, Leadership Gwinnett and the Boy Scouts of America. He also serves on the Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees, the Gwinnett Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors for the Georgia Technology Authority and advises several startup companies.
Steven had the opportunity in 2009 to leverage his extensive operational knowledge and results orientation by leading the business development and sales efforts of an expanding small company: RTS; Steven began his career at RTS. Following his development of new business opportunities, Steven assumed the role of managing specialty engineering functions for this now growing area of the Company. In January of 2012, he was selected as the Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Steven is optimizing performance, pursuing new avenues of growth and impacting the Company’s bottom line.
Steven is a licensed Six Sigma (Green and Lean DFFC certified) holds an unrestricted State of Georgia Low Voltage Contractor license.