Russ Capper is the Executive Director of Houston Exponential (HX), Houston’s initiative focused on upgrading the city’s digital innovation eco-system. Before leading HX Russ was CEO of HighDrive.TV, a digital video network he founded that featured in-person interviews with innovators, entrepreneurs and technologists. HighDrive.TV has captured and produced over 2,000 interviews, with both national and Houston notable innovators and entrepreneurs. Prior to HighDrive.TV, he successfully led multiple technology companies from concept formation to execution, expansion and exit. He is a proven technology executive, responsible for bringing unique and distinct business concepts to both B2B and B2C markets. Russ started his business career with a 12 year stint at IBM.