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.
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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.
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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).
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.
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.
World Help Solutions
After writing several articles for Christian Computing magazine on the general concept of startups and what it means to be a Christian entrepreneur, I started to profile examples of Christian entrepreneurs and startups. That same month, Christian Computing was rebranded Ministry Tech magazine. Here’s my first profile from the July…
The Fog of Familiarity
I’m enrolled in the MBA program at Oklahoma Christian University. (It’s about time, huh?) I’m also serving there as Entrepreneur in Residence. I’m having a blast. For one of my classes this term, we had a team project and presentation where we had to analyze a company in the Fortune…
How to be a Christian Entrepreneur
Here’s my “Startup” column from the June 2015 issue of Christian Computing magazine. Over the past few months, I’ve introduced the concept of a “startup” and we’ve discussed why the church should really care about startups. We’ve developed this definition for our discussion: A startup is a new venture working…
How to be Lean
Here’s my “Startup” column for the May 2015 issue of Christian Computing magazine. Over the past couple of months, I’ve introduced the concept of a “startup” and we’ve discussed why the church should really care about startups. As you’ll recall, we’ve developed this definition for our discussion: A startup is…
Introducing the Lean Startup
Here’s my “Startup” column from the April 2015 issue of Christian Computing magazine. Over the past couple of months, I’ve introduced the concept of a “startup” and we’ve discussed why the church should really care about startups. As you’ll recall, we’ve developed this definition for our discussion: A startup is…
Why Startups Matter
Continuing on my “Startup” series, here’s my article from the March 2015 issue of Christian Computing. Last month I started a new series titled “Startup.” In that first column I defined what I mean by “a startup.” This month I’ll discuss why Christian Computing readers should really care about startups….
What is a Startup?
Last year I began a new series for Christian Computing (now called MinistryTech) magazine on Startups. Here I’ll share those articles for your benefit. The series is continuing, so as new articles are published, I’ll post them here as well. Over the past several months I’ve introduced the Intelligence Revolution….
What is Google Really Doing?
A month and a half ago, I wrote a series of posts around Google’s announcement that they would become an MVNO and offer wireless service. The final post in that series was titled “What Might Google Really Do?” and it included my predictions on Google’s potential plays, based on what…
The Watch Analogy is Coming True
This story about the swiss watch industry getting on the smartwatch bandwagon caught my eye. Specifically, the story references forecasts from Strategy Analytics that “28.1 million smartwatches will be sold this year, almost matching the 28.6 million Swiss timepieces that were exported last year.” For a very long time and…
Last week I had a mentoring session with a startup that was wrestling with a couple of critical questions. First, they had identified six potential target markets. Second, they were wrestling with which of several different business models to pursue (sell the product, sell a subscription, sell customer data, or…