Russell Ridley

CHIEF SOLUTIONS OFFICER
Started at PCMI – 2016

BORN
Duncan, Oklahoma

FAVORITE HOBBY
Colored pencil art

FAVORITE FOOD
Smoked beef ribs

FAVORITE BOOKS
History, adventure, fiction

FAVORITE TRIP
Catamaran around the Caribbean

FAVORITE MUSIC
Songs with uplifting lyrics

HIDDEN TALENT
Skiing

BUCKET LIST
Do a painting in every US National Park

PCMI has great people from all over the world, I really enjoy  mentoring the young incredibly talented team members.  I also love overcoming the challenges of creating software for the auto industry.

Role at PCMI

Russell Ridley utilizes his wealth of knowledge in both the automotive industry and technology to help PCMI deliver an intelligent software solution to our customers. His expertise allows him to communicate how and why our clients use our PCRS software to help our implementation and development teams build features that maximize functionality. He is currently the subject matter expert in our Claims module and has a wealth of knowledge in earnings calculations, dealership services, credit card integrations, reporting extracts, and data conversions.  Russell recently created a Conversion Tool Kit that allows our new clients to migrate to PCRS more efficiently.

Career

For 23 years, Russell was the Director of Information Technology at Gulf States Toyota, one of the industries’ leading administrators. He successfully deployed numerous innovative technologies that improved their operational effectiveness including implementing an administration platform made by Mark Nagelvoort’s previous company. Before this, he owned his own franchise dealer for 3 years, you might even recognize him from his commercials!

Education

Russell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Cameron University.

Texas University - future leader development program

University of Texas Future Leaders’ Development Program

Certified Scrum Product Owner Badge

Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®)

Management 3.0 Foundation Certification

Management 3.0:
Foundation Workshop

Top Strengths

Russell naturally absorbs and analyzes information to help make better decisions. His CliftonStrengths leadership style is strategic thinking.

1

Futuristic

Energizes others with his visions
2

Maximizer

Transforms strong into superb
3

Responsibility

Commits to getting things done
4

Self-Assurance

Feels confident in following his inner compass
5

Strategic

Creates alternative ways to achieve goals

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