Randy Russell oversees exam development and all aspects of Red Hat’s technical certification programs and has been involved in open source software for over twenty years. He joined Red Hat in 1999, when Red Hat had a single office, a single location, a single exam, and a single training course. Randy has overseen exam and certification program development for most of the time since then. From 2001 through 2007, he also led curriculum development.

Randy is an active proponent of hands-on testing and has served on the Board of Directors and as chair/president of the Performance Testing Council (PTC). He has given talks on the subject at the PTC, the European Assocation of Test Publishers, the European Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP), the Computer Management Education Management Association (CEdMA), and the Technology Services Industry Organization (TSIA). Prior to joining Red Hat, Randy was a programmer, system administrator, and economist at an environmental economics consulting firm.