Leadership Team

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Nathan Biggs

CEO
Nathan Biggs joined House of Brick in the summer of 2008, and became a partner and CEO in the summer of 2009. Nathan’s experience in the high-tech industry spans nearly 25 years, and covers segments such as software product development, IT consulting, semiconductor device engineering, and advanced chemical composites.

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Brenda Vair

VP, Professional Consulting Services
Brenda has a BS in computer science and is working towards her MS in engineering management. She has 20 years of IT experience in both programming and resource management.

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Orfa Link

VP, Managed Consulting Services
Orfa is a technical and process analyst with 18+ years of experience across several industries; engaged in actuarial, sales, e-business, research and software development initiatives with proven initiative and success. She has experience with SAS, SQL, VBA, LotusScript, DB2, MS Access, Lotus Notes, C2/CRM, Recruitment Plus, Vovici EFM Community.

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Jim Ogborn

VP, Client Services and Project Management
Jim is a seasoned information technology professional with a proven track record in team leadership, project management, and customer relationship facilitation. He has a consistent focus on customer satisfaction and revenue growth while balancing profitability and the needs of all stakeholders. Jim is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Quality Analyst.

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Sandy Deane

Manager, Office Administration
Sandy applies her more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry to a variety of roles at House of Brick. She provides support to the Sales team, Project Managers, and Partners as well as coordinates our accounting and HR functions. Sandy has been successfully managing all these vital administrative roles for House of Brick for over 11 years.

Favorite House of Brick Story
I once had a gentleman stop by the office wanting to unload some extra brick he had in the back of his pickup. It took a while for me to convince him we were not a brick company and were in fact IT consultants.

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David Welch

CTO & Chief Evangelist
Founding Partner, CTO and Chief Evangelist, Dave is an Oracle Certified DBA, a former Oracle University RAC instructor, and a VMware Certified Professional. He specializes in Oracle enterprise license assessment, enterprise infrastructure assessment, Business Continuity options, performance, scalability, and system architecture. Dave has been involved in the reduction and/or reallocation of millions of dollars of hardware and software budget. Dave has been a prominent voice in the industry for the implementation of Business-Critical Application workloads on VMware virtualization technology. Dave is both a lead and key contributor to training curricula and authoring projects.

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Mike Stone

CIO
As a Founding Partner, Mike brings more than 30 years of IT experience to House of Brick – both from his time as an officer in the Air Force and from working in the private sector. In his roles as CIO and Lead Architect, he sets the direction of internal use of technology and provides guidance to HoB’s delivery teams to ensure they are addressing the latest issues and needs within our core competencies and providing consistent results for our customers.

Mike has taught technical courses, developed system-level tools and device drivers, and honed his skills in operational definition and performance tuning of complex systems. Most recently, his focus has been on performance tuning and the virtualization of business critical workloads.

Favorite House of Brick Story
As one of the original “3 Little Pigs” I love the story of how HoB got its name. It was actually one of the hardest things we did during our professional formation period. It took the better part of three months, and we even wrote programs to generate names. We were trying to make “pig” sound professional and couldn’t do it. Then finally, one of us came up with the name we have today “House of Brick Technologies,” for the house that stood up to the wolf in the classic fairy tale of the Three Little Pigs. When we found the URL was available, that clinched it and we had our name.

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David Woodard

COO
Founding Partner and COO, David has expertise in Linux, Oracle, VMware, and AIX. He has presented and co-authored several studies including Nebraska Oracle Users Group – RMAN Configuration, Unix Performance Data Collection, Oracle on Linux , Unix Commands for the Oracle DBA and many more.

Leadership Team

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Nathan Biggs

CEO

Nathan Biggs joined House of Brick in the summer of 2008, and became a partner and CEO in the summer of 2009. Nathan’s experience in the high-tech industry spans nearly 25 years, and covers segments such as software product development, IT consulting, semiconductor device engineering, and advanced chemical composites.

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David Woodard

COO

Founding Partner and COO, David has expertise in Linux, Oracle, VMware, and AIX. He has presented and co-authored several studies including Nebraska Oracle Users Group – RMAN Configuration, Unix Performance Data Collection, Oracle on Linux , Unix Commands for the Oracle DBA and many more.

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David Welch

CTO & Chief Evangelist

Founding Partner, CTO and Chief Evangelist, Dave is an Oracle Certified DBA, a former Oracle University RAC instructor, and a VMware Certified Professional. He specializes in Oracle enterprise license assessment, enterprise infrastructure assessment, Business Continuity options, performance, scalability, and system architecture. Dave has been involved in the reduction and/or reallocation of millions of dollars of hardware and software budget. Dave has been a prominent voice in the industry for the implementation of Business-Critical Application workloads on VMware virtualization technology. Dave is both a lead and key contributor to training curricula and authoring projects.

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Mike Stone

CIO

Founding Partner and CIO, Mike has over 18 years of experience in System Administration including UNIX, Linux and Windows. He is an Oracle Certified Professional DBA – 8i through 11g, BEA Certified Instructor, and is an Oracle Authorized Instructor.

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Sandy Deane

Manager, Office Administration

Sandy wears many hats at House of Brick, she provides support to the Sales team, Project Managers, Partners, and HR. She has been providing exemplary management in all areas of the office here at House of Brick for over 7 years.

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Jim Ogborn

VP, Client Services and Project Management

Jim is a seasoned information technology professional with a proven track record in team leadership, project management, and customer relationship facilitation. He has a consistent focus on customer satisfaction and revenue growth while balancing profitability and the needs of all stakeholders. Jim is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Quality Analyst.

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Orfa Link

Director, Managed Services

Orfa is a technical and process analyst with 18+ years of experience across several industries; engaged in actuarial, sales, e-business, research and software development initiatives with proven initiative and success. She has experience with SAS, SQL, VBA, LotusScript, DB2, MS Access, Lotus Notes, C2/CRM, Recruitment Plus, Vovici EFM Community.

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Brenda Vair

Director, Consulting Services

Brenda has a BS in computer science and is working towards her MS in engineering management. She has 20 years of IT experience in both programming and resource management.

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