Russell is a successful, experienced Program Manager with over 24 years of management experience supporting aviation and space programs with a consistent record of winning strategic contracts, operating within budget and on schedule, and high customer satisfaction ratings. He utilizes hands on expertise with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) techniques, program planning, scheduling, risk management, and budget analysis. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Russell's expertise includes performing all phases of program capture, startup, execution, financial management planning and strategy planning. With experience as a Pilot, Test Pilot, Flight Commander, and avionics Program Manager, he is also a highly experienced aviation specialist, with the Test Pilot and Test Manager expertise leveraging his Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering backgrounds. His Geo-Int and weapons expertise includes operational use as an Air Force pilot, and in industry developing space based defenses.
Program Manager, PMP - Technology Project Managers 12/2015 - current
Program Management, Program Integration, Systems Engineering and Risk Management – Supporting NASA Space Programs with Program Cost, Schedule and Risk Analysis
Reporting Program Assessment for Milestone Reviews
Assessing Agency Risk Posture for Major Programs, such as ISS
Training Development for Schedule Risk Analysis
Program Manager, PMP - CGH Technologies 4/2015 – 10/2015
Systems Engineering and Program Management Support – Supporting Federal Aviation Administration Programs with Obstacles Database Requirements support and System architecture design work
Created an Earned Value Management System Process Guide for company use
PMP Certified through PMI Institute, July 2015.
Program Manager - Raytheon Solipsys 10/2009 – 4/2015
Program Manager for a portfolio of Command and Control Programs, including pursuit, capture and execution of the Combined Operational Picture for U.S. Marine Forces on the Common
Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S)
Managed both subcontract personnel and their respective subcontract agreements
Brought in $40M in revenue to the company managing CAC2S Programs and BC3-T Programs.
Managed the $24M Phase 2 Development Contract - leveraged EVMS management and leading a team of up to 30 personnel on the Integrated Product Team (IPT)
Extensive Schedule Analysis, updates and Earned Value integration
Program Manager – AAI Corporation 3/2008 – 10/2009
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Program Manager for U.S. Marine Corps Programs.
Transitioned a civilian platform for military use, solving issues operating in extreme climatic conditions to help the customer succeed
Utilized Earned Value Management and Risk Management
Proposal Capture, Subcontract Management and Program Startup/Execution
Program Manager – Northrop Grumman, Linthicum, MD 6/2001 – 3/2008
Advanced Space Programs - Led new initiatives developing defensive systems
Business development for F-35, F-22 and F-16 sensor programs
Test Pilot supporting Sensor Flight Testing
Program Manager, Test Pilot -U.S. Air Force 5/1983 – 10/2005
Experimental Test Pilot – Managed test programs, flew developmental test missions
Program Manager for F-16 Reconnaissance System – High Congressional Interest
Program Element Monitor – The Pentagon
Academic Instructor Pilot, Courseware Development, Operational F-16 Pilot
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno
M.S. Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Earned Value Management
Commercial Airline Pilot, Multi-Engine Rating, Air Transport Pilot
President’s Leadership Award – Successful Capture of CAC2S Contract (Raytheon)(2012)
Member – Society of Experimental Test Pilots (1995)
Published Paper – Safety Considerations Testing F-16C Aircraft (1995)
Nominated for NASA Astronaut (1995)
Security Clearance - Top Secret (DoD) (current as of 04/2015)
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