T. Russell Shields

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Russ Shields
ITU Symposium on the Future Networked Car, Geneva Motor Show, 5 March 2015 (16721306271).jpg
In 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show
Born T Russell Shields
Residence North Dakota
Nationality United States
Education Wichita State (BS in mathematics), MA in history and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Selling Navteq to Nokia for $8 billion.

Russ Shields is an American entrepreneur who is known for investing in and leading Navteq to profitability and finally selling it to Nokia for $8 billion. He is now founder and chair of Ygomi LLC. After attending The Hotchkiss School, he received a BS in mathematics from Wichita State and an MA (history) and MBA from the University of Chicago.

He was the recipient of the 2008 Entrepreneurial Alumni award from the Chicago Graduate School of Business.[1][2]


  1. ^ chichagobooth.edu, "T. Russell Shields, ’67 Cofounder & Chairman, Ygomi LLC"
  2. ^ chichagobooth.edu, "Chicago Booth Magazine, cover story"