Our Mentors

John Russell

John Russell is a seasoned entrepreneur with expertise in business development, company culture and marketing. He is the co-founder of Webconnex, a unique software development company that has processed almost $3 Billion for their customers. John has over 25 years of start-up experience. He has worked on successful programs with brands such as Google, Pepsi, McDonalds, Verizon, YoungLife, CrossFit and others.  Mr. Russell was listed as one of the top ten industry pioneers of all time and has been quoted as an industry expert in publications such as the New York Times, the Orange County Register and the Boston Globe.  Prior to Webconnex, he founded several other successful companies including Action Media which was sold to Apprise Media.  Russell works remotely from a home office in Newport Beach where you’ll find him in boardshorts and a t-shirt until well after lunch.