Russell Thurston

Russell Thurston

Executive Vice President of Strategy and Operations

Russell Thurston joined Sentient Digital in March 2021 as the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Operations. In this role, he is responsible for the overall health of Sentient Digital’s business portfolio, including program performance, business planning and strategy, program management, risk and performance measurement, and resource management.

Russell is also General Manager of Sentient Digital’s Cyber Mission Assurance business units. He leads the programs and capabilities delivering cybersecurity services for IT infrastructure and mission critical systems, including vulnerability testing, cybersecurity system upgrades, SOCs/NOCs, and integrated AI.

Prior to joining Sentient Digital, Russell worked for Cambridge International Systems, Inc., where he was the Executive Vice President, Advanced Technologies & Solutions Division, focused on delivering aviation, logistics and operations, security and surveillance, and technology solutions. After his engagement at Cambridge, he worked for M.C. Dean, Inc. and was responsible for their program performance of C4ISR solutions, serving both domestic and international defense customers and NATO.

Russell is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife of over fifteen years and his two children. He enjoys spending time with his family at the beach.