Russ Thomas is a Member Advisor of Polus Capital.
Russ is a successful CEO of multiple private companies. He is currently CEO of Availity, a company that helps physician practices, hospitals and health plans run healthy businesses. Prior to his appointment as CEO in March 2012, Thomas had been the company’s president and Chief Operating Officer since 2008.
Russ was also the CEO of Gold Standard, and grew that company from a small start-up to a multi-sector leader before selling the business to Reed Elsevier (NYSE:ENL) in 2006. Russ currently also serves on the Board of Directors for eHealth Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit.
Thomas earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Claudia and their two children. He is an avid cyclist.