For the past fifteen years, I’ve been responsible for leading the successful delivery of Oakwood services to our many clients – ensuring that positive business outcomes occur when you engage with us.
I acquired Oakwood in 2003. Prior to that, I spent time at Ernst & Young and Accenture. I began my career as an entrepreneur with Verticon. I’m proud that we have grown in to a nationally recognized IT consulting organization. With an incredible team that embodies our mission and values. Our team has led key projects for Enterprise, Monsanto, Drury Hotels, AB InBev, Kansas City Power & Light, and other Fortune 500 companies, along with small to medium-sized businesses.
What makes my job rewarding? People. Our clients. Our team. Going the extra mile. It’s exciting to work with new emerging technologies, translating that for our clients, creating successful business outcomes, and solving difficult client problems. Repeat business is a true reward of our commitment to long-term engagements.
I’m a St. Louis native and my wife and I are parents of two daughters. I’m a graduate of Mizzou and Boston University. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, sports, outdoor activities and reading.
Vice President | Finance and Administration
I lead the administration and finance groups and help Charles with strategic company direction. Oakwood is a great place to work. It’s where teams create amazing client success, day in and day out.
My career at Rubin Brown was a great start before arriving here over ten years ago. I enjoy watching the fast-paced transformation in technology. Disruption is real and Oakwood does a nice job staying on top of those trends to solve a wide range of technology needs. No two jobs are the same.
What’s the inside secret about Oakwood? The client comes first. It’s true. Through hard work, teamwork, and seasoned consultants, we constantly strive to exceed client expectations. When we do, we enjoy celebrating success as our clients reap the benefits of an Oakwood engagement.
On occasion, I handle new business opportunities. It’s a way to stay up-to-date on the changing and diverse technology needs of our client base.
I’ve been involved in a St. Louis middle school serving on their Board of Directors. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State and Truman State, my husband and two daughters enjoy club sports, camping, going to the movies and gardening.
When we need to connect, you can reach me at email@example.com
Senior Director | Application Development | Digital Solutions
I lead the Digital Group, which delivers solutions across the full application development spectrum. That includes the digital experience, UI/UX, web, mobile, backend applications, business intelligence, collaboration and integration, on premise and in cloud infrastructures.
I joined Oakwood in 2016 and bring 20+ years of experience in aligning IT and business strategies through innovative, enterprise solutions. My prior life was spent at Lumeris Healthcare Outcomes where I oversaw company development, enterprise architecture and product management. I’ve enjoyed working with diverse, vertical markets leading complex initiatives, multiple functions and business units.
Success to me is building trusted partnerships through delivery excellence, with a commitment to client success. Oakwood invests in their people as much as you invest in your job. I enjoy working around very creative team members, who are adept problem solvers and true professionals in their respective discipline.
I’m a native of St. Louis and stay busy with our seven children. A graduate of MIT, my family enjoys all types of sports and activities. I’m a big fan of Bonanza and in my spare time I play electric guitar penning my own tunes.
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Director of Infrastructure and Security
I head up data security at Oakwood and focus exclusively on building secure platform environments. Our product suite includes Azure Active Directory, Ransomware programs, Enterprise PKI, White Box and Black Box application strategies, Windows 10, Windows 2016 Server programs, and Office 365 deployments.
With the number of security breaches on the rise, it’s my job to help companies solve their cybersecurity problems. With worry-free protection strategies, I create a “peace of mind” environment so organizations can effectively run their business without fear.
I keep on top of emerging security trends and patterns, sharing those insights to protect company data, and create timely security incident resolution. I enjoy meeting with new clients who realize they do not want to be next in line and suffer a setback through a hack or breach of their data.
Prior to joining Oakwood, I spent time at Microsoft, Concordia Publishing House, Memco Barge Line and FELCO AutoLease. I am a graduate of Mizzou with a Mathematics degree. My wife, three children and three dogs keep me very busy. In my free time, I enjoy working out, concerts, fishing, and playing Texas Hold’em Poker.
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Director of Operations, Managed Services
I began my career at Oakwood as a Manager for Oakwood’s Unified Communications Group ultimately landing at my current role heading up the Application Managed Services Group. I direct the strategy, design, and product development helping clients realize the many benefits we offer. It’s exciting to see clients who reap the benefits of Oakwood’s approach to accelerate business growth through technology. Our depth of technical talent in the market is unsurpassed. I enjoy the opportunity to lead and guide some of the brightest technologists in the business.
Working with such a diverse client base has many rewards. I enjoy the challenge of coming in to your business and identifying, designing, building, deploying and managing an implementation for you. It’s refreshing to hear back from customers who see they can operate more effectively and efficiently after engaging with Oakwood. We enjoy the role as the “heavy lifters” freeing up team members in companies to spend more time growing their business and focused on other important areas.
I’m from Denver and call the Lake of the Ozarks home. A graduate of Metropolitan State, University of Denver I am proud that 99.999% of of people have never heard of that college. I’m a boater and love water activities. My wife and I enjoy hanging out with our family and ten grandkids.
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Vice President, ITS
I joined Oakwood in 2009 as the Vice President of Infrastructure Technology Solutions. I am now the Vice President and General Manager serving clients in the Greater Kansas City marketplace.
I am responsible for ensuring we support your custom application needs along with Managed Services offering for Azure, Office 365, SQL DBA and SharePoint. I’m growing our company through team development, working with a diverse group of clients and exceeding their expectations. I have found that once deployed, our products and solutions are invaluable to companies. As a result, I get a lot of satisfaction seeing companies embrace and benefit from the upside they receive by deploying our solutions.
My prior background was with Sogeti USA and Our 365/Growing Family. Joining Oakwood was a return to my roots, as I was a Senior Consultant prior to joining Growing Family. I’m a native of St. Louis, a graduate of St. Louis University High School, and split my college time between Loyola University and Saint Louis University. My family and I enjoy sports, music, and bagels, though not necessarily in that order.
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Vice President | Sales
I help lead, support and guide a top-notch sales team here at Oakwood. It’s our mission to drive industry-leading client value with our broad suite of services and products. Our dedicated sales professionals are unique. They’re solutions-oriented, focused on earning your business and, more importantly, re-earning new business down the road.
Our needs analysis, consultative approach ensures maximum value for your investment. I place a strong emphasis on client satisfaction, helping you achieve new revenue growth and understand the benefits of new technologies. With the never-ending disruption going on in the industry, I help clients better understand new approaches to maximize your investment in hardware or human capital.
I bring a broad suite of Microsoft products along with a top-level consultancy team to deliver your project on time and on budget.
Prior to joining Oakwood, I spent 17 years at Microsoft. I’ve also worked with NCR and Wal-Mart, so I understand the complexities of technology.
I am a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. My wife and I live in St. Louis with our five children. In my spare time I enjoy coaching soccer and Formula One auto racing.
When we need to connect, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am responsible for all online marketing, branding, social media and showcasing the clients we have served over the past 35 years. As a national company, Oakwood has a strong and powerful presence online. You’ll find our website and social properties interesting and full of helpful insights and ideas. My past involved helping companies of all sizes improve their online presence. I create competitive separation so companies like Oakwood stand apart and have a unique and compelling identity.
Working at Oakwood is a lot of fun. There is always a lot to learn. It’s amazing to see how we can engage with a new client, move the needle, take them to a new place and know they are benefiting from our contributions. Our team is comprised of a lot of rock stars!
I’ve worked in telecommunications, financial services and with digital technology companies. I’ve built two companies that serve small businesses along with supporting underemployed professionals in career search transitions.
I’m from Iowa and have called St. Louis home for the past 25 years. As a graduate of the University of Iowa, I’m obviously a loyal Hawkeye fan. I play in a local rock band and love all types of music. In my spare time my wife and our two sons are always outdoors riding, hiking and biking.
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