Brent Russell

I am a technology enthusiast and angle investor in the marketing, telecommunications, and cryptocurrency industries. I have over 15 years experience in information technology and am an expert software engineer with heavy experience programming in a Linux system environment. I'm also a systems and network administrator with MySQL and Microsoft SQL server experience. Currently I am the interim CTO and cryptocurrency advisor for Coinlock. I am also the founder of Voz Technologies LLC. Also noteworthy, I was the CTO and Co-Founder of Bleam Ventures until becoming a board member with Voip-PAL after it's acquisition, a major success early on in my IT and investment careers.

In addition to technology, I love to travel. I have been to almost every state in the USA (I have 3 left, ask me which ones), to 75 different countries and to every continent in the world. Through travel I have learned a few languages. English is my native language, I speak Spanish fluently, some Italian, and Portuguese although my Portuguese extremely bad now after not speaking it for 4 years. I have also perfected my self taught photography skills through all that travel.

What I Do

Software Engineer

PHP has been my strong suite as it is easy and quick. I have used TCL on Cisco as5400 switches, VB.net, JavaScript, Jquery, Node.js, ColdFusion, HTML5, CSS3, VXML, Perl AGI, awk, C++ and more. I also have some exposure to C# and Java but I am no expert. It seems I am always learning and using a new API: Twitter API, Facebook API, Proxies API, TD Ameritrade API, Cloudflare API, Solidity smart contracts and many others. There are a slue of other libraries and systems I have used and there are too many to list them all here.

Systems and Network Administration

Since 2004 I have been managing Linux systems; Redhat, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, Centos and more. I am an expert with DHCP, DNS, Apache, Nginx, memcache, Varnish, MySQL, MariaDB, iptables and more. I have experience in cloud based systems such as AWS and managing dedicated servers. I have also performed as a Network Administrator for an all Windows network and mixed networks including Mac OSX.

Angel Investing

Over the past few years I have been an investor in a few projects. Most notably my own projects and those I have co-founded leading to acquisitions such as in the case of Bleam Ventures. Currently I have stepped out of my normal investment comfort zone and have become an angel investor in a natural resources and commodities startup in Puerto Rico.

IT Business Analyst

Through each of the startups I have been involved in, cash has been tight. I have been thrown into creating budgets, forecasts, and IT strategies that have to be aggressive and effective to survive in an industry full of sharks. I have added many business tools to my arsenal such as Google Analytics, Salesforce, Slack, Visio, Excel, Photoshop, and so much more.

Testimonials

Resume

15 Years of Experience

Experience

2017 - Current
Coinlock Remote Position Grand Caymen Islands Ft Lauderdale, FL

Chief Technology Officer

Created the infrastructure of the matchengine.io exchange (api specification, database, Linux systems) and developed the front end which is the center of Coinlock's offerings. Designed and implemented network infrastructure and recommended security. Advise on best technological practices of cryptocurrency company. Created specifications for coinlock.app's development structure. Forecasting future IT development and reporting current results to stakeholders.

2008 - Current
Voz Technologies Digital Nomad

Founder / Programmer / SysAdmin / Everything else

Voz Technologies started as an automated web marketing system I created which scraped information from classified ad websites and presented it with affiliate marketing advertisements. It has grossed over 2 million dollars to date. Later, in 2016 through Voz Technologies I started investing in crypto currencies and creating stock trading algorithms. Voz Technologies has since become a catch all company for ventures I am involved in.

2009 - 2012
Bleam Ventures Las Vegas, Nevada

Co-Founder and CTO

Self-funded, developed and maintained all aspects of CallArc.com/FreeCreditPhone.com (now defunct after multiple acquisitions) including business models, marketing, phone system API’s, websites, and databases. Bleam Ventures was successfully earning a profit 6 months after its launch in 2010 with no debt and no investments. It was acquired by Voip-PAL (VPLM) in 2011 with over 60,000 subscribers.

2007 - 2008
Tollfreeforwarding.com Los Angeles, California

Senior Applications Engineer

Maintained the existing Coldfusion software and oversaw the development and architecture of new software supporting the mission of TollFreeForwarding.com. Managed all telecom and IP systems. I developed the backbone software which makes up the core systems for the Tollfreeforwarding business model using Cisco AS5400 switches, TCL, php and VB.NET.

2006 - 2007
Mobile Messenger Sydney, Australia Los Angeles, California

Lead Application Developer

Started the IT department in the US by liaising with the Sydney office. Developed IVR systems needed for telecom operations in the US. Provided guidance for other programmers and IT staff. Administered high traffic Linux Apache servers and Windows IIS servers. Domain Controllers, Exchange, DNS, DHCP etc.

2004 - 2005
Science Center of Iowa Des Moines, Iowa

Network Administrator

Served as the only person in IT tasked with administering domain controllers, exchange servers, DNS, DHCP, IIS, veritas backup systems, voip phone system, Cisco Pix firewall, printers, and desktop support for a 150+ workstation network. Developed Digistar dome theater software that became a major exhibit and was featured at many science centers around the world.

Education

2004
Kaplan University Des Moines, Iowa

AAS Networking and Systems Administration

Course work consisted of typical computer science classes with an emphasis in Linux administration and Windows networks. Database and VB.net were also a part of the curriculum.

2000
United States Air Force Sheppard AFB, Texas

Aerospace Ground Equipment

This 6 month intensive training program given to enlisted military is a set of classes teaching electrical schematics and theory, HVAC, and hydraulics. Many certifications are obtained during this course such as EPA section 608 and 609. It's purpose is to get Airmen ready to perform their job in the field after boot camp. Classes are 8 hours a day while under the eye of strict military training leaders.

SysAdmin Skills

Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, Suse, Lubuntu)

95%

Windows Server (AD, Exchange)

75%

AWS

80%

Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Server

90%

DNS and DHCP

90%

Apache, Tomcat, Nginx

90%

Coding Skills

PHP

95%

JavaScript, jQuery

90%

Node.js (Currently Learning)

40%

Python

70%

TCL

85%

VB.net

65%

ColdFusion

85%

ActionScript

70%

Regex

90%

HTML5, CSS3, Boostrap

90%

SQL - MySQL/Maria DB/MS SQL

95%

Portfolio

My Works
Cloudflare DDNS

Cloudflare DDNS

Project
Matchengine.io

Matchengine.io

Business
Interview with Brent Russell from Coinlock

Alpha Growth interview for Coinlock

Tech Crunch 2018
Voz technologies

Voz Technologies LLC

Business
Auto OptionSniper

Auto OptionSniper

Project
gorillatech.app

Gorillatech.app

Project
Bleam Technology Ventures

Bleam Technology Ventures

Business
Cosmic Jukebox

Cosmic Jukebox

Project
Science Center of Iowa

Science Center of Iowa Network

Business
Zepey

Zepey File Storage (2005)

Project
tailJS

tailJS

Project
LastIP

LastIP

Project

Photography

Travel Photography
Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Monaco, Monaco

Monaco, Monaco

Cano Piedras, Colombia

Cano Piedras, Colombia

El Nido , Philippines

El Nido , Philippines

Kyrenia , Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus

Kyrenia , Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus

Isabela , Puerto Rico

Isabela , Puerto Rico

London, England

London, England

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Puerto Vallarta , Mexico

Puerto Vallarta , Mexico

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

New York, New York

New York, New York

Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer, India

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Ticino, Italy

Ticino, Italy

Lake Mono , California

Lake Mono , California

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Ha Long , Vietnam

Ha Long , Vietnam

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Death Valley, California

Death Valley, California

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower, Wyoming

El Nido , Philippines

El Nido , Philippines

Zakynthos , Greece

Zakynthos , Greece

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Copan, Honduras

Copan, Honduras

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Puerto Viejo , Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo , Costa Rica

Boracay , Philippines

Boracay , Philippines

Meteora, Greece

Meteora, Greece

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

Al Quneitra, Syria

Al Quneitra, Syria

Bethlehem, Palestine

Bethlehem, Palestine

Meeru , Maldives

Meeru , Maldives

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

White Pocket, Arizona

White Pocket, Arizona

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Burano, Italy

Burano, Italy

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ratchaburi, Thailand

Ratchaburi, Thailand

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Coron , Philippines

Coron , Philippines

Bonaire, Bonaire

Bonaire, Bonaire

Colon, Panama

Colon, Panama

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna, Nepal

Crator Lake, Oregon

Crator Lake, Oregon

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Paris, France

Paris, France

Pushkar, India

Pushkar, India

Buckskin Gulch, Utah

Buckskin Gulch, Utah

Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree, California

Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella, Sri Lanka

Davis-monthan AFB, Arizona

Davis-monthan AFB, Arizona

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile

Obidos, Portugal

Obidos, Portugal

Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos, Peru

San Blas , Panama

San Blas , Panama

Apulia, Italy

Apulia, Italy

Bonaire, Caribbean

Bonaire, Caribbean

Ceiba , Puerto Rico

Ceiba , Puerto Rico

Khao Phing Kan , Thailand

Khao Phing Kan , Thailand

Garfield, Montana

Garfield, Montana

Luang Prabang , Laos

Luang Prabang , Laos

Samana , Dominican Republic

Samana , Dominican Republic

Coron , Philippines

Coron , Philippines

Pushkar, India

Pushkar, India

A Coruna, Spain

A Coruna, Spain

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Wendover, Utah

Wendover, Utah

Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur, India

Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno, Argentina

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Ning Bing, Vietnam

Ning Bing, Vietnam

New York, New York

New York, New York

Montanita , Ecuador

Montanita , Ecuador

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Lake Mono , California

Lake Mono , California

Wolfgangsee, Austria

Wolfgangsee, Austria

Walt Disney, Florida

Walt Disney, Florida

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Wadi Bani Khalid , Oman

Wadi Bani Khalid , Oman

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon, Vietnam

Koh Lipe , Thailand

Koh Lipe , Thailand

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Zakynthos , Greece

Zakynthos , Greece

Cancun , Mexico

Cancun , Mexico

Luang Praban , Laos

Luang Praban , Laos

 Km Desert, Oman

Km Desert, Oman

Hebron, Palestine

Hebron, Palestine

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam

Owens Valley, California

Owens Valley, California

Sugar Dunes , Oman

Sugar Dunes , Oman

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Willemstad, Images/portfolio/travel Photography/SA Willemstad Sm.jpg

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna, Nepal

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

Fort Peck Lake, Montana

Fort Peck Lake, Montana

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal, India

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, Morocco

Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos, Peru

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur, India

Mue Ne , Vietnam

Mue Ne , Vietnam

Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman

Chaing Mai, Thailand

Chaing Mai, Thailand

Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman

Santo Amaro Do Maranhao , Brazil

Santo Amaro Do Maranhao , Brazil

Donsol, Philippines

Donsol, Philippines

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna, Nepal

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Koh Tao , Thailand

Koh Tao , Thailand

Koh Lipe , Thailand

Koh Lipe , Thailand

Luang Praban, Laos

Luang Praban, Laos

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

White Sands, New Mexico

White Sands, New Mexico

Zebra Canyon, Utah

Zebra Canyon, Utah

Udairpur, India

Udairpur, India

Bethlehem, Palestine

Bethlehem, Palestine

Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli, Italy

Cancun , Mexico

Cancun , Mexico

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile

Masaya, Nicaragua

Masaya, Nicaragua

Jaipur, India

Jaipur, India

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Pacific Coast Highway, California

Pacific Coast Highway, California

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Himalayas, Nepal

Himalayas, Nepal

Paris, France

Paris, France

Caye Caulker , Belize

Caye Caulker , Belize

Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Death Valley, California

Death Valley, California

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Bonaire, Caribbean

Bonaire, Caribbean

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Grand Teton, Wyoming

Grand Teton, Wyoming

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Yosemite, California

Yosemite, California

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Plitvice, Croatia

Plitvice, Croatia

Segovia, Spain

Segovia, Spain

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Wendover, Utah

Wendover, Utah

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cu Chi, Vietnam

Cu Chi, Vietnam

Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno, Argentina

Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon, Vietnam

Krka, Croatia

Krka, Croatia

Washington, District Of Columbia

Washington, District Of Columbia

White Pocket, Arizona

White Pocket, Arizona

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Cinque Terre , Italy

Cinque Terre , Italy

Jardin, Colombia

Jardin, Colombia

Fort Peck Lake , Montana

Fort Peck Lake , Montana

Iguazu, Brazil

Iguazu, Brazil

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Meeru , Maldives

Meeru , Maldives

Alhambra, Spain

Alhambra, Spain

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Pushkar, India

Pushkar, India

Taba, Egypt

Taba, Egypt

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Guatape, Colombia

Guatape, Colombia

Yala, Sri Lanka

Yala, Sri Lanka

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Jardin, Colombia

Jardin, Colombia

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Semuc Champey , Guatemala

Semuc Champey , Guatemala

Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman

Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

Parque Guell, Spain

Parque Guell, Spain

Porto Covo, Portugal

Porto Covo, Portugal

Cano Cristales, Colombia

Cano Cristales, Colombia

Plitvice, Croatia

Plitvice, Croatia

Matera, Italy

Matera, Italy

Zell Am See, Austria

Zell Am See, Austria

Merzouga, Morrocco

Merzouga, Morrocco

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna, Nepal

Bled, Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Luang Praban, Laos

Luang Praban, Laos

Phi Phi , Thailand

Phi Phi , Thailand

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Jardin, Colombia

Jardin, Colombia

San Blas , Panama

San Blas , Panama

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Everglades, Florida

Everglades, Florida

Polis , Cyprus

Polis , Cyprus

Jamestown, South Carolina

Jamestown, South Carolina

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Railay , Thailand

Railay , Thailand

Manatee State Park, Florida

Manatee State Park, Florida

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