Bill Russell joined accesso as the Non-executive Chairman in March 2019, to lead the board and help drive the short and long-term growth strategy for the company. Russell also currently serves as the Non-executive Chairman of PROS Holdings Inc., which provides AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, and as the Non-executive Chairman of Piksel, an online video management solutions provider. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at The University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust and B.T. Mancini
In the past Russell has served on the boards of SABA Software, webMethods and Cognos, and has also served in a variety of roles on the boards of several private technology companies in a career spanning several decades. He is a Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), demonstrating a commitment to the highest standards of boardroom excellence.
Russell brings 23 years of career experience from a number of senior management roles at Hewlett Packard, including Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard’s multi-billion-dollar Enterprise Systems Group and its Software Solutions Group.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Edinburgh University and is based in Silicon Valley, CA.