1Strategy is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner focusing exclusively on AWS, with experts having deployed AWS solutions since 2007. 1Strategy specializes in helping customers architect and migrate workloads to AWS including Big Data, DevOps transformations, CI/CD, automation. In addition to working with customers to design scalable, automated, and maintainable AWS solutions, 1Strategy has established itself as a leader in custom training and support, thus enabling customers to maintain those solutions over time. In late 2016, 1Strategy was selected by AWS as a Launch Partner to the AWS Managed Service Partner program and a Partner to the AWS Public Sector Program.

Our experts are standing by to provide you the assistance you need to design scalable, reliable, and secure cloud solutions for your organization. Learn more about our team below and contact us today.

1Strategy Leadership

Rich Uhl
Founder & CTO

Rich Uhl, Founder & CTO

Rich Uhl is the founder and CTO of 1Strategy. Prior to starting 1Strategy, Rich was an Enterprise Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. Rich helps customers architect solutions that leverage their existing investments in infrastructure while accelerating their adoption of AWS services.

Prior to joining AWS, Rich was an infrastructure architect and consultant for Avanade, Accenture, and Microsoft. Rich holds two master level board certifications in infrastructure and computing architecture.


Liang Xiao
Managing Director

Liang Xiao, Managing Director

Liang Xiao oversees 1Strategy’s business operations, specifically P&L management.

She joins 1Strategy with 16 years in software engineering and IT consulting management, with a long track record of providing services and solutions globally, delivering revenue results, and driving customer success. Liang possesses a unique background combination in technology, consulting, B2B sales and marketing, and business operations.

Liang has AWS Business Professional & AWS Technical Professional certifications.

Jennifer Doyle
Director of Business Development

Jennifer Doyle, Director of Business Development

Jen Doyle is 1Strategy’s Director of Business Development and is responsible for 1Strategy’s policy and planning—focusing on sales and marketing strategy, business operations, and partnerships.

Jen came to 1Strategy with a solid technical background and high aptitude for learning new disciplines. She has worked at a wide range of companies, from small non-profits in Western Kenya to enterprise technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated with honors from University of Portland and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Doug Ireton
Principal DevOps Engineer

Doug Ireton, Principal DevOps Engineer

Doug Ireton is the Principal DevOps Engineer at 1Strategy. He helps customers with DevOps transformations, CI/CD automation, and AWS infrastructure automation.

He has 23 years experience in IT, working at Microsoft, Washington Mutual Bank, and Nordstrom in diverse roles from testing, Windows Server engineer, developer, Chef engineer, and helping app and platform teams manage thousands of servers.

Justin Iravani
Principal Solutions Architect

Justin Iravani, Principal Solutions Architect

Justin Iravani is the Principal Solutions Architect at 1Strategy. Justin helps customers architect solutions that leverage Amazon’s cloud offerings, in conjunction with their existing infrastructure, to maximize technology spend.

Prior to his work with AWS, Justin was an Operations Manager and defacto regional IT support for a management services company. Justin holds a Masters Degree in Information Systems with an emphasis in Cloud Computing and Product Management, as well as all 5 AWS Professional certifications.