Russel Simmons is an American businessman. He is co-founder and
initial CTO of Yelp, Inc. with
Jeremy Stoppelman from July 2004
until he left in June 2010. He is an early employee at PayPal,
where he was a Lead Software Architect, and has been described as a
member of the
Simmons graduated from
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in
1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
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Retrieved March 16, 2015. The online review site was founded in 2004
by two U. of I. graduates and former
PayPal employees, Jeremy
Stoppelman (computer engineering, 1999) and
Russel Simmons (computer
Eric M. Jackson
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