Program Director

Russ McGuireRuss McGuire is a trusted advisor with proven strategic insights and three decades of experience as a corporate executive, technology entrepreneur, and communicator. He seeks to honor God by enabling the next generation of Christian leaders to learn through startup experiences.

He comes to Oklahoma Christian with vast corporate experience as vice president of corporate strategy at Sprint Corporation, vice president of strategic development at Williams Communications, and vice president and chief strategist at TeleChoice.

A leading conference speaker, author, and blogger on the impact of the Mobility Revolution, Russ served as a mentor for the Sprint/TechStars Mobile Startup Accelerator and the BetaBlox Startup Accelerator. He also has served on the advisory boards for four startups and eight industry conferences.

Russ is a commercial Internet pioneer who holds three technology patents. He co-founded Digital Frontiers, the first commercial website provider in Oklahoma, and Christian Homeschool Network, an online social network for Christian families. He also founded Seek First Networks, which provides web communications tools for churches and ministries.

He authored The Power of Mobility, contributed to four other books, and has written more than 100 business and technology articles for magazines such as Business Reform, Christian Computing, CIO, Home School Enrichment, Ministry Tech, Mobile Enterprise Magazine, Network World, Success, Telephony, and Wireless Week.