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I’m Ryan Russell

Leader Cloud Architect Security Engineer Inventor
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I’m Ryan, a customer-obsessed leader, innovator, and engineer. I love a challenge, and I’m here to help. Let’s build something better, more secure, and more interesting together. Stay in touch.
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EXPERIENCE

  • VP, Engineering Lead: Cloud Security Engineering

    Citigroup 2020-present

    Lead Engineer & Product Owner for our Policy-as-Code framework, SDLC, & implementation. Running the cloud security training program, and developing cloud-native security guardrails for a safe landing in the public cloud.

  • Security Engineer

    USAA 2016-2020

    End-to-end ownership of Container Security in CI/CD pipelines & runtime (Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift), WAF/Bot Management, AppSec, and Vulnerability Management.

  • Computer Systems Engineer

    USAA 2014-2016

    Transforming VDI provisioning experience and delivering on flexile workplace initiatives to enable a nomadic workforce.

COMMUNITY

  • Vice President, Board of Directors

    Thrive Youth Center March 2020-present

    Leading committees & board oversight, policy development, objectives, strategy development and enforcement. Grew to being a $1M+/yr organization.

  • Board of Directors

    Thrive Youth Center February 2019 - present

    Steering & oversight for a $500k+ p.a. budget nonprofit providing emergency shelter & services to homeless LGBTQ youth in Texas.

  • Enterprise Lead

    USAA’s BOLD LGBT ERG 2016-2020

    Led the global LGBTQIA+ employee resource group, supporting branding/marketing/HR objectives to increase diversity & inclusion.

SKILLS

CI/CD
CI/CD
Product Development
Product Development
Software Development
Software Development
Program Growth
Program Growth
SRE/Operations
SRE/Operations
Systems Integration
Systems Integration

Portfolio

Policy as Code

Policy as Code

Cloud

Security

Devops

Prisma Cloud

Prisma Cloud

Cloud

Security

Devops

Thrive CRM & Website

Thrive CRM & Website

People

Operations

VDI Delivery

VDI Delivery

Operations

PATENTS

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