Russell was named senior vice president, Cloud Strategy & Operations, in July 2022 after having served as vice president of Cloud Strategy & Operations since February 2021. Russell is responsible for defining best practices for cloud development, operations, and deployment to achieve the full value of Tyler’s cloud initiative for both Tyler and its clients. Russell joined Tyler in 2018 as vice president, Development, for its Public Safety Division and was instrumental in driving public safety product innovation. Prior to joining Tyler, Russell was vice president of Engineering at Benefitfocus and vice president, Public Sector Development, at Infor. Russell holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Salem State University and a master’s degree in computer software engineering from California State University in Sacramento.