MIT Sloan Executive Education
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Director of Application Architecture
Randy Kelley directs the enterprise application architecture for Russell Investments, within Russell's Information Technology group. In this capacity, his focus is on the global enterprise and business application strategies. Prior to his current assignment, Randy served as the director of technology for Russell's U.S. institutional and broker dealer business. During this five-year period, he and his development team redesigned for scale the technology platform for trading, transition management, overlay services, commission recapture, and currency business lines. He and his team deployed a series of firsts including .NET enabled Web applications, virtualized development environments and application servers, Charles River trade order management system, Web service based portfolio model system for money managers, and outsourced SWIFT messaging. In support of these activities, he and his team designed a set of high scale data warehouses including security master and pricing functions that has sustained Russell's tremendous growth in transactions and principal traded.
Randy joined Russell in 1997 as a publishing technology specialist and was later promoted to manager of application infrastructure and integration leading the charge to improve Russell's application infrastructure and processes. Randy created the vision and helped lead the development, rollout, and support of FundSite, a Web-based database publishing capability that integrates with both print and Web media. FundSite has become a platform and information source that is instrumental in supporting many key aspects of Russell's fund reporting needs globally.
Prior to joining Russell, Randy was an Associate Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company's research and technology park where he designed structured information retrieval and authoring systems for the Boeing 777 airplane and the Air Transport Association's digital data program. At Boeing Military Airplanes, he led the software development team of an expert system based post-flight diagnostic system for the B1-B bomber. “Innovation and prosperity are linked, interrelated outcomes of any successful company or nation. MIT Sloan's programs in strategy and innovation greatly expanded my knowledge in these areas and have delivered greater insight while influencing many of my strategic initiatives.”