Strategic Advisory Services
Strengthen your ability to develop achievable and value-creating strategies by leveraging the knowledge, wisdom, experience, and skills of an innovative leader with 25+ years of experience in technology industries.
Improve your business decisions through an ongoing relationship with a proven, innovative business leader who can help shape and inform your strategic approach to business.
Uncover, clarify, and evaluate strategic options for specific business challenges and opportunities by engaging an experienced strategist who will ask the right questions and provide valuable perspectives.
Two-day Strategy Lab
Quickly develop a deep and focusing understanding of what is true about your business, your opportunity, and how to uniquely focus your strategy to achieve your long-term goals through a structured 2-day process.
Help customers and prospects understand the “big picture” of how innovations are changing their world by leveraging a successful communicator’s writing, speaking, or facilitation skills.
About Russ McGuire
Russ McGuire is a trusted advisor with proven strategic insights. He has been blessed to serve as an executive in Fortune 500 companies, found technology startups, be awarded technology patents, author a book and contribute to others, write dozens of articles for various publications, and speak at many conferences. More importantly, he's a husband and father who cares about people, and he's a committed Christian who operates with integrity and believes in doing what is right. (Click the links near the top of this page to read more about Russ' experience as an Executive, Entrepreneur, Visionary, Communicator, and Advisor.)
Executive and Entrepreneur
Russ has served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Sprint and Vice President of Strategic Development for Williams Communications. He has also founded or co-founded three technology startups: Digital Frontiers, Seek First Networks, and the Christian Homeschool Network (CXfriends). Russ currently serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at Oklahoma Christian University.
In the early 1990s, Russ led development of the first commercial website in the telecom industry, and in early 1995 quit his job to co-found a pioneering Internet startup. In 2007, prior to the launch of the iPhone, Russ wrote The Power of Mobility predicting the revolutionary impact of mobility on life and business. Russ has also been awarded three patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
In addition to The Power of Mobility, Russ has also contributed to Shift 2020, Mobile Future Forward, and Enterprise City. Russ has also been a regular contributor to Christian Computing, Business Reform, Network World, and Home School Enrichment magazines. His blog The Law of Mobility has been very successful and he has contributed to several other industry blogs. He is a very well received conference speaker in keynote, breakout, and panel settings. He also has very effectively supported customer meetings with his forward-looking perspectives.
Russ has also served as Chief Strategy Officer for TeleChoice, the strategic catalyst for the telecom industry, advising startup and established companies in determining their best go-forward strategy. He has served on the advisory board for several startups. He has also mentored many business leaders and served as a mentor in the TechStars accelerator program. Russ currently serves as a consultant/owner in the BetaBlox accelerator and as a strategic advisor to multiple Christian technology startups.
Leverage the knowledge, wisdom, experience, and skills gained through 25+ years of innovative leadership in technology industries to help business leaders innovate and pursue an achievable, value-creating, successful future.
As U2’s Bono said “Commerce is real… aid is just a stopgap. Commerce – entrepreneurial capitalism – takes more people out of poverty than aid.” For the February 2017 issue of MinistryTech, my column took a step back from profiling individual Christian entrepreneurs and their startups and revisited the question of…
“I realized I knew nothing about making videos, but the Holy Ghost and YouTube taught me enough to get started.” For the January 2017 issue of MinistryTech magazine, my column introduced Shonda Carter and her video production business/ministry. Show Stopper! is the new book by Shonda Carter that has grown…
“For most organizations, tools like WordPress and Weebly provide very high functionality at a very low cost. You can go a long ways without spending much money at all, but at some point, your needs exceed their capabilities, and to take that next step you go from spending hundreds of…
“I know God’s Word is true, and I believe that God’s Spirit is active and true, but that doesn’t mean that the way that you are implementing this technology is effective at helping people follow God’s will.” … Neil felt called to take the successful practices that he’d learned at Google…
“We are made in the image of God, designed to be creative as He is creative. But we live in a fallen and broken world. While Christ has come to redeem His people, He also taught us to pray that God’s will would be done on earth as it is…
“Many entrepreneurs are not Christians, but all are under intense pressure – most startups fail. On one hand, there’s nothing wrong with being a champion for your business, if you believe that it is doing good and serving others. On the other hand, your identity is in Christ, and it’s…
“When our Father implants a dream or vision within the heart of an individual, we need to recognize that it is highly likely this will result in a great deal of discipline, transition, hardship, loss and discouragement. It will likely take a great deal longer to fulfill than initially imagined….
“I’m always trying to be intentional about abiding in the Lord. It’s not that He’s with me in what I’m doing as much as it is that I need to be with Him in what He’s doing. That’s the only way that I’m going to bear fruit, whether that be…
“My grandpa was a preacher and I grew up in the church. I’ve been blessed to enjoy healthy church communities. But I also know people who are struggling with how to get connected into the church and just need a little guidance and encouragement. I’m excited that we can help…
“‘You really can respect your customers and succeed in business.’ He then, equally passionately shared the joy that comes from providing jobs for employees, putting food on their tables, and showing them that you care.” The May 2016 issue of MinistryTech featured Kris Austin, co-founder of Draft2Digital. In this article…