Russ Felker is a senior architect in West Monroe Partners’ Mergers and Acquisitions practice. A 25-year veteran of the technology industry, he has extensive experience working with early and mid-stage companies spanning startups to initial public offerings (IPOs) to the public sector.
Russ Felker helps clients drive innovation through such cutting-edge technologies as virtual reality and cloud, as well as traditional solutions such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Tapping his a varied background and willingness to look beyond common approaches, he delivers insight that helps clients leverage capital to create optimal solutions with measurable return on investment.
To every client opportunity, Russ brings a focus on aligning technology with business requirements, along with an array of client-centric skills that include business case development, vendor selection, implementation planning, system integration, and solution architecture and development. His experience provides clients with practical assessments of market-readiness, scalability and growth potential within an organization’s technology.
In addition to being technically adept, Russ has nearly a decade of experience helping clients with business process optimization. Utilizing lean six sigma techniques, Russ has saved clients millions of dollars through process optimization.
Over the course of his career, Russ has worked with organizations in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, utilities, municipal government, software and high technology, health and beauty, and retail operations.
Russ joined West Monroe Partners in 2016 from SureTint Technologies, LLC, where he served as the director of research and development. He re-architected 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 consultancy, for eight years. He has also held several other consulting roles.
Russ earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Phoenix. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.