Travis Russi

Developer, Marketer, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

I love managing the technical complexities of rapid product development. I love formulating marketing messages that make prospects crave a product. I love finding clever and efficient ways to get to market faster, cheaper. I try new things, take risks, break things, and grow with each experience.

Developer

As a full-stack developer, I get heads-down into the production coder ‘zone’ and own product delivery from database, to API, to third-party integrations, to web UI, to native mobile applications.


Marketer

As a marketer, I clearly articulate the problem, identify an audience longing for a solution, and deliver a compelling solution with crystal clear call-to-actions.

Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, I can embrace a vision, break it into tangibles, and execute with ferocity that drives to measurable outcomes. It’s about moving fast, getting product into customers hands quickly and closing the feedback loop to iterate into product-market fit.


Adventurer

As an adventurer, I’m always willing to try something new! Two months in Pakistan at 16. Two months in Nepal at 18. Started skiing at 22 months. Climbed El Capitan in Yosemite. Spent a year exploring Europe in a 1972 camper. Bought a 35′ sailboat with no sailing experience.

Shipped Products


Over the years, I’ve worked on a lot of different products.

Here are some of the more interesting ones that actually shipped.

Free Your Form Homepage

Free Your Form

Simplify the process of capturing form submission data across many diverse web sites. Web application is live.

Highlights

  • Web App with Javascript SDK
  • Product Owner & Developer
  • ASP.Net, Service Stack, jQuery, MSSQL
  • 26 Homeruns Project

Simple Deal

No typing, no maps, no camera. Just point at a restaurant location and gain instant access to all deals and offerings being made available to you… At that exact moment.

Highlights

  • Hybrid Mobile App in iOS App Store
  • Mobile & API Developer
  • ASP.Net, ServiceStack, Ionic, jQuery, MSSQL
  • topLingo Project

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StuffHub

Sell used items through the Facebook platform without having to write a description or take a picture of the item. Just search and post. Fastest way to sell used stuff.

Highlights

  • Hybrid Mobile App in iOS App Store
  • Mobile & API Developer
  • ASP.Net, ServiceStack, Ionic, jQuery, MSSQL
  • topLingo Project

Easy Typer

Hunt and peck typing made easy. Bring your monitor to your fingertips using your mobile device. See what you’re typing, as you type. Zoom the screen up to 5x.

Highlights

  • Native iOS and Mac Apps in Apple App Stores
  • Mobile & Mac Developer
  • Objective-C
  • 26 Homeruns Project

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Projects That Haven’t Shipped


As much as I’d like to say that all my projects make it across the finish line,

the nature of my work is that some don’t.

Flow Rocket

Project management solution based on dynamic workflows that could accomodate ad-hoc changes as projects evolved over time. Prototype was built, but never publicly launched.


Dealette

Leveraging a lucrative piece of the credit card transaction infrastructure that our Client had rights to. Only made it to the very early planning stages.


Wampum

Color-coin implementation built on top of the bitcoin blockchain. Built a prototype of a color-aware mobile wallet using Xamarin for iOS, but was never publicly released.


Easy Agent Promo

Marketing automation platform for real estate professional that generated videos and landing pages. Launched in 2012, but not currently live.


Kiss Framework

An ASP.Net starter project to make starting a new project easier. Feature complete, but not publicly released.


Prop Builder

Proposal management solution for large-scale federal proposals. Mock-ups were created, but a prototype was never built.


Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Russell Simmons

Interesting Clients I’ve Worked With

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Marketing Projects


Some of the projects I’ve worked on were experimenting with interesting approaches

to market or position existing service offerings.

XKLaunch


Explored a unique way to fund early-stage startups using a fixed-fee pricing model to build out an initial MVP.


  • Challenge was not enough dealflow
  • topLingo Project

FounderLess


Challenging the assumption that products need founders. Working on model for highly subsidized SaaS products.


  • Couldn’t find the right messaging
  • 26 Homeruns Project

Dabble Lab


Worked on a productized service offering to help early stage entrepreneurs get from idea to MVP faster.


  • Early traction with virtual CTO service
  • 26 Homeruns Project