Chris Russell – Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Russell brings extensive and unique talents to the company as a practicing Neurologist and software developer. He received a BS in information in computer science from Georgia Tech in 1987, and a medical degree from Emory University, school of medicine in 1994. He is board-certified in neurology having completed his residency at Emory University in 1998. Dr. Russell was Chief Resident his final year there and has been in private practice with Peachtree Neurological Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1998.

Dr. Russell’s career includes work as a software engineer from 1984-1991 for Command Control Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia on a variety of commercial and government projects. Dr. Russell was compelled to create NoteSwift in 2008 as no one could read his writing and he does not like to use a mouse.


Wayne Crandall – President and CEO

Wayne’s 30-year career in technology spans sales, marketing, product management, strategic development and operations. Prior to NoteSwift, he was President of enChoice who specialized in ECM systems and services following the sale of CYA Technologies to enChoice where he was the president and CEO.

Wayne was a co-founder, executive officer, and senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development at Nuance Communications and was responsible for growing the company to over $120M following the acquisition of Dragon. Before Nuance, he was the European managing director of Xerox Imaging Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corporation, where he established them as the market leader in document recognition software throughout EMEA and the Pacific Rim.

Wayne’s other career successes included Kurzweil Computer Products, Philips Information Systems, NV, Lexitron (a division of Raytheon Data Systems) and Savin Business Machines. Wayne is much funnier than this executive summary. He brings humor and wisdom to the team, and the ability to find the right person for every job. (“I know a guy!”)


Art Nicholas – Vice President of Sales & Business Development

Art is responsible for Sales and Business Development for NoteSwift. Art’s 25-year career includes Channel, Direct and OEM sales and sales management positions. Prior to NoteSwift, he was Vice President of Worldwide sales for NovoDynamics an advanced pattern recognition and analytics software developer. In that role he established key partnerships with IBM and Canon as well as established channel distribution for North America, Asia and the Middle East. Before NovoDynamics, he was Vice President of Sales and Technical Services for Nuance’s Document Application Software group leading a sales organization responsible for $250 million in annual revenues. Earlier in his career at Nuance he was Director of Dragon Healthcare sales, launching the Nuance sales effort into Hospitals and Physician practices.

Art’s other career successes included roles at Xerox Imaging Systems, Canon and Koch Software Industries.  Art holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and has officially banned the colors Scarlet and Grey from his home.