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Travis Russi

Advisor Greater Denver Area, US

Developer, Marketer, Entrepreneur, Adventurer.

Developer, Marketer, Entrepreneur, Adventurer.

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5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
  • Front End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Mobile Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
  • UI/Design

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

26 Homeruns
Dabble Lab
FlowRocket

Positions

Founder 26 Homeruns March 2014 - present
Co Founder Dabble Lab January 2015 - October 2015
CTO topLingo Development, Inc. January 2013 - March 2014
Founder FlowRocket January 2011 - March 2014
Partner Russi Group, Inc. 2008 - March 2014
Consultant Bayshore Solutions 2007 - 2008
Sr Web Developer PharMerica 2005 - 2006
President/Owner TLR Investments 2002 - 2005
Sr Web Developer Granitar, Inc. 2000 - 2003
Web Developer Innovative Development Institute 1999 - 2000

Education

Hillsborough Community College Business Management 2004 - 2007
Gordon College Computer Science 1999 - 2000

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

APIs • Angular.js • Early Stage Company Development • Marketing Strategy • Product Development

Key Accomplishments

I love managing the technical complexities of rapid product development. I love formulating marketing messages that make prospects crave a product. I love finding clever and efficient ways to get to market faster, cheaper. I try new things, take risks, break things, and grow with each adventure.

As a full-stack developer, I get heads-down into the production coder 'zone' and own product delivery from database, to API, to third-party integrations, to web UI, to native mobile applications.

As a marketer, I clearly articulate the problem, identify an audience longing for a solution, and deliver a compelling solution with crystal clear call-to-actions.

As an entrepreneur, I can embrace a vision, break it into tangibles, and execute with ferocity that drives to measurable outcomes. It's about moving fast, getting product into customers has quickly and closing the feedback loop to iterate into product-market fit.

As an adventurer, I'm always willing to try something new! Two months in Pakistan at 16. Two months in Nepal at 18. Started skiing at 22 months. Climbed El Capitan in Yosemite. Spent a year exploring Europe in a 1972 camper. Bought a 35' sailboat with no sailing experience.

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Dennis Cabarroguis
They're my friends  •  Product Line Manager, Powerwave Technologies. Previously Program Manager, Powerwave Technologies.
Travis would make for an awesome entrepreneur because he is sensible, well rounded and respected in his field. I see him executing on his p ... lans methodically and with great precision. He is also well liked and is great at influencing team members and anyone he comes into contact with. I vouch for Travis' abilities to launch a project or startup enterprise successfully.
Gregg Hilferding
They're my friends
Travis has the unique ability to analyze complex problems and boil them down to a specific, attainable real-world product AND he has the dev ... elopment chops to rapidly build a prototype that product.
Jake Filloramo
They're my friends  •  Accelerator Program Manager, Tampa Bay WaVE. Previously Recruitment Chair, University of Tampa Board of Counselors.
When Travis sees a problem he would rather build a solution and test it than talk about it - he has a knack for taking an idea to MVP in les ... s than 3 weeks. While he can hack in pretty much any language but is superb in mobile.
Steve Lazaridis
They're my friends  •  Software Engineer, Penguin Coders Inc. and Founder, Phonism.
Travis is the type of person that you can have lunch with and feel like you just finished a semester in business school. He's an engineer, ... so his outlook on business is extremely analytical. Personally, he's helped me think about customer acquisition in ways that I never thought of.
Steve Tingiris
We worked together  •  Founder, Dabble Lab and Founding Board Member, Tampa Bay WaVE.
He is a coder that also knows marketing and business strategy.

Jake Filloramo
Accelerator Program Manager, Tampa Bay WaVE. Previously Recruitment Chair, University of Tampa Board of Counselors.
Jake is hustling his a** off to build the Tampa Tech ecosystem. His leadership, dedication, and commitment to helping grow entrepreneurs at ... the FirstWaVE Venture Center is inspiring. Always around, always supporting, always pushing, Jake is an amazing asset to Tampa entrepreneurs. Even more, he's practicing what he preaches, by launching several of his own tech startups!

Steve Lazaridis
They're my friends  •  Software Engineer, Penguin Coders Inc. and Founder, Phonism.
The place where impeccable taste and razor sharp technical expertise coalesce is where Steve was forged. Truly an inspiring, unique entrepr ... eneur who has a strong will, an open mind, and a tenacious appetite for pushing himself to the limit. Besides making the best espresso in the office, he's also the nicest guy you'll meet and he's forgotten more about telephony that I'll ever know. Oh, hi Steve! :)