Peter Russell

Company: Russell Partnership Technology

Position: COO & CTO

Bio

I lead all operations and initiatives for Russell Partnership Technology. I manage the technology aspects of the company and the wider collection to ensure these remain in line with growth targets. This includes developing strategies for utilising technological resources and ensuring technologies are utilised efficiently, profitably and securely. I also work to discover and implement new technology to yield a competitive advantage for the collection and our clients and partners.

I work on a wide variety of projects across the collection where technology consulting forms part of our delivery. This includes operational technology, hardware, automation, AI, software, business intelligence and bespoke systems. I am passionate about the application of technology to deliver return on investment and efficient operations.

I lead the training team for our collection of industry-leading training, learning and development programs. This includes business simulations, online courses, certifications and bespoke learning environments. All of this is focussed on the hospitality, travel, tourism and events sectors. I work tirelessly to continue developing our approach and delivery of learning and development for both industry and academia.

I regularly speak at industry and education conferences worldwide on various topics, including hospitality management, technology, sustainability and revenue management. I am also a very active member of multiple associations worldwide, including The International Society of Hospitality Consultants, HSMAI, CHRIE, The Institute of Hospitality, THE-ICE, and HOSCO.


Mission Statement

Our approach is founded upon four core principles: putting our clients’ interests first, believing we can make a positive difference, partnership working and ongoing client and team investment. To deliver this, we work tirelessly to create and stimulate a culture where our global team are inspired to perform and operate with the highest integrity, performance and values.


Geographic Areas

Worldwide


Expertise

Our company focus is on utilising technology to deliver learning, development and consultancy. I work on a wide variety of projects across the collection where technology consulting forms part of our delivery. This includes operational technology, hardware, automation, AI, software, business intelligence, and bespoke systems. I am passionate about the application of technology to deliver return on investment and efficient operations. I lead the training team for our collection of industry-leading training, learning, and development programs. This includes business simulations, online courses, certifications, and bespoke learning environments. All of this is focused on the hospitality, travel, tourism, and events sectors. I work tirelessly to continue developing our approach and delivery of learning and development for both industry and academia.


Professional Memberships

ISHC, Institute of Hospitality, Institute of Travel & Tourism, CHRIE, CHME, THE-ICE





Education

BA Hons, Sunderland University, UK, 2006 / Hotel Revenue Management Certificate, Cornell University, USA, 2015