Vice chair of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Angel Network. Russell M. Artzt is vice chairman and founder at CA, responsible for the evolution of the company’s Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision, the development of its Mid-Market Business Unit, and the definition of long-term growth strategy.Previously, Russ served as executive vice president of products, managing all product business units at CA, with particular focus on the integration of the company’s industry-leading management software portfolio.Russ co-founded CA in 1976 with former CA Chairman Charles B. Wang and wrote the code for some of CA’s first products. Throughout much of his career at CA, Russ served as executive vice president of research and development where he was instrumental in building CA’s Research and Development and Field Services organizations. Prior to his current position, Russ led CA’s eTrust security brand, overseeing all aspects of the company’s award-winning eTrust security product line. Earlier, he ran CA’s BrightStor storage product line, successfully spearheading an organizational model that unified development, support and marketing within a brand unit.With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry as a technology leader, consultant and executive, Russ is a recognized expert in software development and project management. He has driven major communications, database, distributed processing, application development, storage and security management projects on heterogeneous platforms. Russ has been a keynote speaker at leading technical and business conferences worldwide.Russ is active with many charitable organizations. He is the founder/sponsor of a research group at Mount Sinai Hospital involved in researching cures for liver diseases, is a major sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes organization and is a major supporter of North Shore University Hospital. In addition, he is a member of the Queens College Foundation Board of Trustees. Russ received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Queens College and a master’s degree in computer science from New York University.