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We are level-headed, logical, straight-talking, and together we share a passion for helping our clients navigate a way through their business challenges with best-of-breed technical solutions.

We thrive on life at the leading-edge of technology. We love learning and teaching, and we’re absolutely committed to pleasing our customers.

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Identity Parade: OCG Senior Management

Steve Brugger
Steve Brugger

Steve Brugger

President

Steve Brugger is the president of Oxford Computer Group North America and has been in the Microsoft Partner program since its inception in 1992 and is a charter member of the MCSE certification program. He was president of SQLSoft, a Microsoft Learning partner, for 18 years and has served in senior management capacity in three other organizations who have been in the Microsoft Partner program.

Steve is a long time board member of Zeno (www.zenomath.org), a non-profit that teaches parents & caregivers in at risk communities how to engage their kids in fun ways around math to help ready them for STEM careers. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his family and loves to hike, ski, sail and fly when the weather is something other than gray and rainy.

Hugh Simpson-Wells of Oxford Computer Group
Hugh Simpson-Wells

Hugh Simpson-Wells

Founder, CEO and trainer

Hugh, who founded Oxford Computer Group in Oxford, England, in 1983, has lived and breathed IT for more than 30 years in technical, management and board level roles. In 2002 Hugh decided to focus OCG’s activities entirely on identity and access management. He can communicate effectively in the classroom and conference hall, as he can in the boardroom or one-to-one. Hugh has been described as “a guy that everyone just wants to be around.” The loyalty of his staff and colleagues over three decades bears this out.

Chris Jeffords OCG
Chris Jeffords

Chris Jeffords

Senior Vice President, Service Delivery

Chris has been in IT for nearly 20 years, beginning in the US Marine Corps, and continuing with companies such as Intel  and Microsoft after being honorably discharged in 1995.  Chris has served in senior management and board-level roles, and worked in a variety of roles; from computer programming, network/systems engineering, project/program management, process engineering, and directing large-scale global enterprise services in organizations focused on national defense, manufacturing, online services, managed services, professional services, and packaged software.

Chris is a real team player. He’s crazy about ice hockey: watching it, playing it (he’s captain of a team) and coaching a youth team. His 20 years’ experience working in the IT industry means he’s got the skills to define, deliver and improve services that make a difference for OCG customers every day. Chris says: “Oxford is the best at identity and access management. It’s great to work with some of the brightest in the industry.”

Frank Drewes OCG
Frank Drewes

Frank Drewes

Senior Architect

Frank’s 21 years of IT experience spans Data Networking, Telecom, Messaging, Application Development, Data Center Operations and more. Frank’s current position as Senior Architect has him overseeing the technical direction of OCG’s pool of expert Microsoft identity consultants. Frank’s more recent work has been with customers expanding from on-premises to cloud-based and hybrid identity architectures and solutions.

MarkRiley
Mark Riley

Mark Riley

Principal Architect

Mark has been in IT so long, he can remember when it was called MIS. From a developer and DBA to technical instructor for Microsoft server products, Mark has been in Seattle since 1993 working closely with Microsoft, delivering solutions to customers large and small. Since the early days of Windows Mobile, Mark has been involved in the expanding role of mobility in the enterprise, working in-depth with MDM tools from EAS to dedicated Device Management solutions from various vendors.

Andy Shell OCG
Andy Shell

Andy Shell

Vice President, West Region

Andy is focused on helping clients solve difficult identity and mobility challenges with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite. He has extensive experience in leadership roles in both large and small consultancies including Accenture and KPMG Consulting.

Andy knows all about attack, defense and security. During his career in the U.S. Army he worked on cyber threat analysis and computer network defense. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).  He is a former Director of the U.S Army Computer Emergency Response Team, and Cyber Threat Analysis Center.

Jim-Troyer
Jim Troyer

Jim Troyer

Technical architect and trainer

Jim has been in the IT field for nearly 20 years starting with experience in the US Marine Corps and continuing with companies such as UPS, Emmis Communications, ATA Airlines and ITT Educational Services after being honorably discharged in 1995.  Jim specializes in directory and messaging technologies, combined with IDM experience. He is able to break down complex technological ideas into simpler terms, helping clients pinpoint their business needs.

He is one of OCG’s most popular consultants. His favorite part of teaching is helping students understand FIM through sharing real experiences from the many projects he’s worked on.

When Jim isn’t consulting or teaching you can find him sleeping, tending to the family chicken flock, and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks. In his opinion, “if it ain’t hockey, it ain’t a sport.”

Chris Lloyd OCG
Chris Lloyd

Chris Lloyd

Identity and Mobility Architect

Chris is an IAM/EMS architect at Oxford. Chris has a long history of deploying large scale IDM solutions, including Roles Based Access Control for large healthcare systems. In his career he’s brought automated provisioning to more than 120 different hospitals in the US. Chris specializes in Microsoft Identity Manager and Rights Management technologies.

Chris is also a bit of a board game fanatic having traveled to several board game conventions across the country.

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Phil Patterson

Phil Patterson

Sales Manager, East Region

Phil has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has experience with hardware, software, leasing, and complex services. During his career he has been employed with both large companies such as Dell Inc. as well as early stage IT firms.

Phil lives in Michigan and enjoys playing golf in the summer and sporting clays (golf with a shotgun) in the winter.