Russell Villemez is the Head of Technology Strategy for Dialexa and an Affiliate with the Feld Group Institute providing technology leadership to companies experiencing periods of major change.
Across 17 years in operational roles and 15 years in consulting roles, Russell has worked in a variety of industries in both executive leadership positions and as a subject matter expert. Russell thrives on the scale and complexity of leading major change agendas in large corporate environments. A common thread across his clients is the need for strong leadership during a period of change—motivated by acquisitions, spin-offs, competitive pressures, or other factors. Clients also benefit from Russell’s expertise in enterprise architecture, agile development, application portfolio rationalization, technology and architecture strategy, as well as business strategy and commercial software product development.
Recognized as a versatile IT executive, adept at solving complex problems with innovative solutions. His extensive career achievements include pioneering the first use of relational databases in high-volume transaction systems in the ‘80s, applying voice recognition DSPs in public intelligent network services for consumer markets in the ‘90s, and leading large-scale adoptions of open systems, object technology, and middleware frameworks in complex business environments, often in advance of commercially available software products.
Russell served at HP as the Enterprise Services Chief Technology Officer for the Americas, leading a global capability for embedded Account CTOs in large enterprises. Russell began his consulting career at Accenture, followed by A.T. Kearny and the Feld Group. Russell’s deep telecom experience is built upon leadership roles at AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Telstra, US West, Pacific Bell, Sprint, and WebLink Wireless.
Russell has a BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.