About Mike Russell

About Mike Russell and working with him


Mike Russell works with leaders and teams to create adaptive, successful businesses, products, and governments that can succeed despite relentless change.

As an executive he is currently the Chief Operations Officer at Frost.  Previously, Mike has led other industry-changing product development and mission-critical operations in a range of settings and industries. For example, while the executive leading a product development group, he introduced changes that resulted in improved productivity, cut time-to-market by up to 2/3, and reduced defects by over 50% in company flagship products processing over $80 billion in financial transactions annually.

As a management advisor he has helped clients ranging from start-ups to large firms at the FORTUNE® 20 level, and U.S. and foreign government departments.

Mike is the author of the book Wrong Until Right – How to Succeed Despite Relentless Change and co-authored the industry-standard guidance on using agile approaches in developing safe and compliant medical device software.  He is currently working on another book, Minimum Viable Government, about how governments can adapt in the age of relentless change.  He is also a past board member of the Agile Leadership Network and is a mentor for Lean Startup Week.

Mike also loves speaking and teaching.  He does so worldwide in diverse venues including conferences, undergraduate and graduate classes in universities, and in corporate settings. He led the first webinar on agile for the Corporate Executive Board IT Leadership Exchange; and was a featured expert brought in to present at each of GE’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd annual company agile transformation summits.


Mike Russell

Mike Russell at the Global Access 2016 Medtech Conference hosted in Galway by The Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medtech sector in Ireland. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy