Russ Felker is a senior architect with West Monroe Partners focusing in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice. A 25-year veteran of the technology industry, his experience with early and mid-stage companies spans startups to IPOs to the public sector and industries including healthcare, municipal government, distributed computing, data storage, health & beauty, and retail operations. His experience provides clients with assessments of market-readiness, scalability and growth potential within an organization’s technology.
Russ has driven product and solution development for his clients with various cutting-edge technologies including virtual reality, Blockchain and cloud as well as more staid technologies such as ERPs and EMRs. His varied background along with his willingness to look beyond common solutions allow him to provide insight in leveraging capital to provide optimal solutions with measurable ROIs.
In addition to being technically adept, Russ has over a decade of experience helping clients with business process optimization. Utilizing lean six sigma techniques, Russ has saved clients millions of dollars through implemented process optimizations.
Russ joined West Monroe Partners in 2016 from SureTint Technologies, LLC where he served as the director of research & development, rearchitecting the company’s products to be both mobile and cloud-based in addition to creating a patented process for matching color outcomes between disparate hair color lines. Prior to joining SureTint, Russ was a senior solutions specialist with Baecore Group, a Chicago-based technology consulting firm for 8 years.
Russ has been involved in multiple startups providing technology direction and market/business alignment and continues to be active in his local entrepreneur community.