Russell Hill is an agile coach, Scrum practitioner and all round lover of technology who lives in Berlin, Germany. Born and educated in the UK, worked predominantly in Australia, and now residing in Berlin; Russell’s passion is helping software development teams and organisations in their pursuit of agile excellence. Whether the agile approach is Scrum, Kanban, XP or any other framework, the common underlying goal is to help organisations build teams which are high performing and deliver high quality, fast to market software products.
With over 20 years experience in the software industry covering internet services, on-line media, digital broadcasting, telecommunications, consulting and Agile coaching, Russell is a Certified Scrum Professional with the ScrumAlliance.org. He also hold the certifications of CSM, CSPO and CSD; is an active contributor to the Scrum community and attends regular Agile and Scrum events/conferences across Europe.
Over 20 years experience in delivering web and mobile-targeted consumer services, working at senior levels in challenging environments across multiple countries. Stuart spent 10 years in Finland where he joined, and later headed as CEO, a start-up specializing in providing global location-enabled mobile services. Under Stuart's leadership, the company went on to provide best-of-breed services to the top local search companies in Finland, Sweden and Denmark, becoming the largest ASP geo-service provider by reach and volume in the region.
Since moving to Germany in 2005, Stuart has provided Agile consultancy and expertise to the top Local Search/Directory companies in eight EU countries, with a focus on assisting product owners, development teams and management achieve business goals within an Agile environment.