Russell M. Artzt is vice chairman and founder at CA Technologies. With more than 30 years of IT industry experience as a technology leader, consultant and executive, Russ also provides counsel in the areas of strategic partnerships, product development leadership, community and public affairs, and corporate strategy.
Russ co-founded CA Technologies (formerly CA) in 1976 and wrote the code for some of the company's first products. Throughout much of his career at CA Technologies, Russ served as executive vice president of research and development where he was instrumental in building the R&D, and field services organizations.
Prior to his current position, Russ served as executive vice president of products, managing all product business units at CA Technologies, with particular focus on the integration of the company's industry-leading management software portfolio. Earlier, he led CA Technologies security brand, overseeing all aspects of the company's award-winning security product line. Russ also ran the storage product line, successfully spearheading an organizational model that unified development, support and marketing within a brand unit.
Russ is a recognized expert in software development and project management. Russ serves as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Stony Brook University's Center of Excellence for Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Advanced Energy Research Group. In March 2008, Russ was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame.
Russ is also active with many charitable organizations. He is the founder/sponsor of a research group at Mount Sinai Hospital involved in researching cures for liver diseases, is a major sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes organization and is a major supporter of North Shore University Hospital. In addition, he is a member of the Queens College Foundation Board of Trustees.
Russ received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Queens College and a master's degree in computer science from New York University.