Learn Today! Online Class - Leading Digital Transformation


To Meet A Variety of Client Needs

The Feld Group Institute helps clients plan and execute successful business transformations. We offer leadership development, strategic planning, advisory, and consulting services that allow our clients to plan, lead and execute successful transformations. We provide three different models of engagement to effectively meet the needs of clients and leadership teams.

Our clients work with us because of our unparalleled expertise, derived from decades of “sitting in the seat,” playing operational roles, and actively leading many complex business transformations. Our unique ability to translate that expertise and insight into leadership through learning provides clients with a significant competitive advantage. Clients gain knowledge from our experience, avoid the pitfalls, and take a more proven, effective, and efficient path forward. Clients choose from leadership development programs, advisory or consulting services, or a combination. We meet our clients’ needs at the various stages of their journey, based on their leadership team and company culture.

There is a pervasive need and mandate for technology-enabled transformations across most industries and for most companies. Our clients have come to us for a variety of reasons or situations and challenges they’ve faced – either a recognized need for help in an overall transformation or for any one of the following specific needs:

  • Establishing strategy to deal with an external threat or opportunity
  • Resolving business/IT blind spots and improving communication
  • Dealing with a change in leadership within the Business or IT organization
  • Developing business strategy for growth during M&A integration
  • Leading productivity and innovation improvements during budget cuts

Our Services


Classes and Community to Empower Leaders

We empower leaders at every level to thrive in today’s business climate with our classes and peer knowledge sharing community. Our educational programs help participants gain the ability to best recognize, understand, and address their business challenges and opportunities.


Goal-Driven Sessions for Team Alignment and Learning

Our workshops create a thoughtful dialogue among leaders on how to initiate and execute technology-enabled business transformation. These focused workshops are designed to help teams align on common language and mental models, define and solve problems, and formulate a game plan.


IT Strategy & Execution

Taking a more hands-on, partnership approach, we also offer IT strategy and execution support to help start business transformation as quickly and seamlessly as possible. We provide our expertise throughout the journey by working closely with clients, enabling them to learn along the way.

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Russell Villemez

Affiliate, The Feld Group Institute

Head of Technology Strategy, Dialexa – a Feld Group Institute partner

Highly regarded CTO and change agent with IT strategy and enterprise architecture expertise.

Russell Villemez is an Affiliate with the Feld Group Institute and the head of Technology Strategy at Dialexa, a Technology Research, Design and Creation firm that works with organizations on initiatives such as Operational Transformation, Business Growth, and New Venture Creation.

During 17 years in operational roles and 15 years in consulting roles, Russell has worked across a variety of industries in both executive leadership positions and as a subject matter expert. Russell thrives on the scale and complexity of leading major change agendas in large corporate environments.

Recent consulting clients include AmerisourceBergen, the American Automobile Association, Brinker International, Cubic, Equifax, and Cox Automotive. A common thread is the client’s need for strong leadership during a period of change—whether motivated by acquisitions, spin-offs, competitive pressures, or other factors. Clients also benefit from Russell’s expertise in enterprise architecture, agile development, application portfolio rationalization, technology and architecture strategy, as well as business strategy and commercial software product development.

Recognized as a versatile IT executive, adept at solving complex problems with innovative solutions, Russell’s capabilities and achievements span a continuum from business-strategy formation to hands-on IT solution development. His extensive career achievements include pioneering the first use of relational databases in high-volume transaction systems in the ‘80s, applying voice recognition DSPs in public intelligent network services for consumer markets in the ‘90s, and leading large-scale adoptions of open systems, object technology, and middleware frameworks in complex business environments, often in advance of commercially available software products.

Prior to joining Dialexa, Russell served at HP as Enterprise Services Chief Technology Officer for the Americas, leading a global capability for embedded Account CTOs in large enterprises. Russell began his career at Accenture, where he first crafted his consultative problem-solving approach, later honed at A.T. Kearny and the Feld Group. Russell’s deep telecom experience is built upon numerous director and enterprise architect positions at AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Telstra, US West, Pacific Bell, and Sprint, and as V.P. and CIO for WebLink Wireless.

Russell has a BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. In his spare time, Russell participates in amateur auto racing, and is a driving instructor with the Porsche Club of America.