Daniel Russo

Chief Product Officer

Daniel Russo

Chief Product Officer

Daniel is Chief Product Officer at Building Engines, leading all things Product, Strategy and Technology Partnerships. Prior to Building Engines, Daniel did two turns with Vista Equity Partners running Product Management at software companies in the Travel, Events and Hospitality industry, Lanyon Solutions from 2014-2016 and Cvent from 2016-2020. Earlier in his career Daniel lead and built products for the Telecommunications Monitoring and the Mobile Advertising markets. In 2005 he founded SendUsOff.com, a SaaS travel registration platform that provided honeymoon registries, wedding websites, and sold destination tours and activities.

Daniel has a wealth of experience and knowledge running successful software products and product organizations. During the first 10 years of his career, he managed engineering teams (and was a programmer himself), before moving over to Product Management where he has spent his last 14 years.

Daniel was born in Adelaide Australia, and has an Executive MBA from Cox School of Business at SMU and has two degrees in Computer Science, both a B.SC. and a Masters’ degree. …plus he received an athletic scholarship to play Tennis, at Oklahoma State, and holds Big-12 player of the year honors in singles and doubles at his position.