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
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

White Sands, New Mexico

White Sands, New Mexico

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Fort Peck Lake , Montana

Fort Peck Lake , Montana

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Lake Mono , California

Lake Mono , California

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Pushkar, India

Pushkar, India

San Blas , Panama

San Blas , Panama

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos, Peru

Luang Praban, Laos

Luang Praban, Laos

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon, Vietnam

Bled, Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia

New York, New York

New York, New York

Semuc Champey , Guatemala

Semuc Champey , Guatemala

Jamestown, South Carolina

Jamestown, South Carolina

Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella, Sri Lanka

Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno, Argentina

Guatape, Colombia

Guatape, Colombia

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno, Argentina

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Zell Am See, Austria

Zell Am See, Austria

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna, Nepal

Coron , Philippines

Coron , Philippines

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Montanita , Ecuador

Montanita , Ecuador

Santo Amaro Do Maranhao , Brazil

Santo Amaro Do Maranhao , Brazil

Meeru , Maldives

Meeru , Maldives

Luang Praban , Laos

Luang Praban , Laos

Ha Long , Vietnam

Ha Long , Vietnam

Porto Covo, Portugal

Porto Covo, Portugal

Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur, India

Death Valley, California

Death Valley, California

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Death Valley, California

Death Valley, California

Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli, Italy

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Zakynthos , Greece

Zakynthos , Greece

Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos, Peru

Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur, India

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna, Nepal

White Pocket, Arizona

White Pocket, Arizona

London, England

London, England

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Koh Tao , Thailand

Koh Tao , Thailand

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Railay , Thailand

Railay , Thailand

Copan, Honduras

Copan, Honduras

Boracay , Philippines

Boracay , Philippines

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Colon, Panama

Colon, Panama

El Nido , Philippines

El Nido , Philippines

Masaya, Nicaragua

Masaya, Nicaragua

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

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt

Pushkar, India

Pushkar, India

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala

Meeru , Maldives

Meeru , Maldives

Jaipur, India

Jaipur, India

Grand Teton, Wyoming

Grand Teton, Wyoming

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Hebron, Palestine

Hebron, Palestine

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Isabela , Puerto Rico

Isabela , Puerto Rico

Segovia, Spain

Segovia, Spain

Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

Krka, Croatia

Krka, Croatia

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Koh Lipe , Thailand

Koh Lipe , Thailand

Wolfgangsee, Austria

Wolfgangsee, Austria

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Zebra Canyon, Utah

Zebra Canyon, Utah

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Puerto Vallarta , Mexico

Puerto Vallarta , Mexico

Iguazu, Brazil

Iguazu, Brazil

Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower, Wyoming

Crator Lake, Oregon

Crator Lake, Oregon

Ceiba , Puerto Rico

Ceiba , Puerto Rico

Udairpur, India

Udairpur, India

Owens Valley, California

Owens Valley, California

Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon, Vietnam

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Matera, Italy

Matera, Italy

Parque Guell, Spain

Parque Guell, Spain

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Garfield, Montana

Garfield, Montana

Donsol, Philippines

Donsol, Philippines

Wendover, Utah

Wendover, Utah

Paris, France

Paris, France

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Taba, Egypt

Taba, Egypt

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

Fort Peck Lake, Montana

Fort Peck Lake, Montana

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Bonaire, Caribbean

Bonaire, Caribbean

Polis , Cyprus

Polis , Cyprus

Ratchaburi, Thailand

Ratchaburi, Thailand

Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman

Samana , Dominican Republic

Samana , Dominican Republic

Obidos, Portugal

Obidos, Portugal

Pacific Coast Highway, California

Pacific Coast Highway, California

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Kyrenia , Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus

Kyrenia , Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus

Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Yala, Sri Lanka

Yala, Sri Lanka

Cano Cristales, Colombia

Cano Cristales, Colombia

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Cinque Terre , Italy

Cinque Terre , Italy

Himalayas, Nepal

Himalayas, Nepal

Plitvice, Croatia

Plitvice, Croatia

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile

Caye Caulker , Belize

Caye Caulker , Belize

Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer, India

Paris, France

Paris, France

Coron , Philippines

Coron , Philippines

Yosemite, California

Yosemite, California

Bonaire, Caribbean

Bonaire, Caribbean

El Nido , Philippines

El Nido , Philippines

White Pocket, Arizona

White Pocket, Arizona

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Washington, District Of Columbia

Washington, District Of Columbia

Lake Mono , California

Lake Mono , California

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Luang Prabang , Laos

Luang Prabang , Laos

Ning Bing, Vietnam

Ning Bing, Vietnam

Chaing Mai, Thailand

Chaing Mai, Thailand

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Davis-monthan AFB, Arizona

Davis-monthan AFB, Arizona

 Km Desert, Oman

Km Desert, Oman

Wadi Bani Khalid , Oman

Wadi Bani Khalid , Oman

Jardin, Colombia

Jardin, Colombia

Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal, India

Cu Chi, Vietnam

Cu Chi, Vietnam

Khao Phing Kan , Thailand

Khao Phing Kan , Thailand

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

Jardin, Colombia

Jardin, Colombia

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna, Nepal

Ticino, Italy

Ticino, Italy

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

Cancun , Mexico

Cancun , Mexico

Walt Disney, Florida

Walt Disney, Florida

Manatee State Park, Florida

Manatee State Park, Florida

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

A Coruna, Spain

A Coruna, Spain

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna, Nepal

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Ayai Napa , Cyprus

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

Bethlehem, Palestine

Bethlehem, Palestine

Zakynthos , Greece

Zakynthos , Greece

Buckskin Gulch, Utah

Buckskin Gulch, Utah

Apulia, Italy

Apulia, Italy

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phi Phi , Thailand

Phi Phi , Thailand

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Luang Praban, Laos

Luang Praban, Laos

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, Morocco

San Blas , Panama

San Blas , Panama

Wendover, Utah

Wendover, Utah

Burano, Italy

Burano, Italy

Mue Ne , Vietnam

Mue Ne , Vietnam

Pushkar, India

Pushkar, India

Alhambra, Spain

Alhambra, Spain

Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree, California

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Jardin, Colombia

Jardin, Colombia

New York, New York

New York, New York

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Merzouga, Morrocco

Merzouga, Morrocco

Plitvice, Croatia

Plitvice, Croatia

Cano Piedras, Colombia

Cano Piedras, Colombia

Bethlehem, Palestine

Bethlehem, Palestine

Everglades, Florida

Everglades, Florida

Bonaire, Bonaire

Bonaire, Bonaire

Sugar Dunes , Oman

Sugar Dunes , Oman

Koh Lipe , Thailand

Koh Lipe , Thailand

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

Cancun , Mexico

Cancun , Mexico

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Meteora, Greece

Meteora, Greece

Al Quneitra, Syria

Al Quneitra, Syria

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman

Monaco, Monaco

Monaco, Monaco

Puerto Viejo , Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo , Costa Rica

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