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Russ Whitney

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Russ Whitney: Co-founder and CEO, IdeaRoom Technologies

Whitney brings together his passions for woodworking, software, and innovation at Sawtooth Ideas. Whitney has over twenty years of leadership and management experience in the technology industry.

As Senior Vice President of Research and Development at ProClarity, Whitney built and led a motivated team of engineers who delivered world-class, award-winning enterprise software. After ProClarity was successfully acquired by Microsoft in 2006, Whitney became General Manager for the Microsoft Office Business Intelligence group and continued to drive strategy and vision for his expanded team and product suite.

Eager to blend his experience in technology with his passion for innovation, Whitney embarked on building Sawtooth Ideas, Inc, to energize and engage everyone who builds projects with wood.

Russ holds a Bachelors degree in Math and Computer Science from California State University-Chico.