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.

Team

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 is responsible for 1Strategy’s business policy and planning–specifically for P&L management, sales strategy, business operations, and partnerships.

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
Account Manager

Jennifer Doyle , Account Manager

Jen Doyle is 1Strategy’s Account Manager. Jen has a solid technical background and high aptitude for learning new disciplines, with her experience ranging from Civil Engineering to Project and Business Management. She has worked at a wide range of companies, from small non-profits in Western Kenya to enterprise technology companies in the Pacific Northwest.

Kevann Davis
Operations & Events

Kevann Davis , Operations & Events

Kevann Davis is 1Strategy’s Manager of Operations & Events. She’s involved in operations, including PR and Marketing, as well as whatever else the 1Strategy computer geeks throw at her.

In addition, she oversees and coordinates 1Strategy events, such as Boot Camps, Executive Roundtables, Meetups, our annual AWS Summit in Utah, and our participation as a sponsor at AWS re:Invent.

Maddi Merrill
Marketing & Public Relations

Maddi Merrill , Marketing & Public Relations

Maddi Merrill is involved in most aspects of our marketing, including press releases, case studies, identity documents, & web-content. In addition, she assists with the planning and execution of our large events.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, Maddi comes to 1Strategy with over 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations, most of which has been specifically related to high-tech industries.

Aaron Caldiero
Senior Big Data Solutions Architect

Aaron Caldiero , Senior Big Data Solutions Architect

Aaron Caldiero is the Senior Big Data Solutions Architect at 1Strategy. Prior to starting at 1Strategy, Aaron was the Manager of Enterprise Data Science for Zions Bancorporation. Aaron helps customers architect their data solutions in AWS.

Aaron has 16 years experience in the Financial Services industry, and has built data platforms and solutions from the ground up. Aaron has experience working in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Fraud, and Security departments within financial institutions over the years.

Doug Ireton
Senior DevOps Engineer

Doug Ireton , Senior DevOps Engineer

Doug Ireton is a Senior DevOps Engineer at 1Strategy, an AWS Consulting Partner specializing in Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting. He has 23 years experience in IT, working at Microsoft, Washington Mutual Bank, and Nordstrom in diverse roles from testing, Windows Server engineer, developer, and Chef engineer, helping app and platform teams manage thousands of servers. Doug helps customers with DevOps transformations, CI/CD automation, and AWS infrastructure automation.

Andrew Clark
Solutions Architect

Andrew Clark , Solutions Architect

Andrew Clark is a Solutions Architect at 1Strategy, specializing in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to 1Strategy, Andrew worked as an independent consultant, helping brands, software companies, and agencies design, architect, and build SaaS products and custom web applications. Over the years, Andrew has worked as a product manager, project manager, and web developer, as well as a founder of various software start-ups. Andrew holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Technology.

Alex Graves
Big Data Solutions Architect

Alex Graves , Big Data Solutions Architect

Alex Graves is a Big Data Solutions Architect with 1Strategy. Alex helps customers find value in the data they maintain on AWS products and optimize their use of those products. Before joining with 1Strategy, Alex was a Data Scientist at Zions Bancorporation and an Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Marine Corps. Alex is an Associate level certified AWS Solutions Architect.

Justin Rush
DevOps Engineer

Justin Rush , DevOps Engineer

Justin Rush is a DevOps Engineer with 1Strategy. He came to 1Strategy with 17 years of experience in IT and has always had a knack for diving in and figuring out things. From the early days of teaching himself how to build custom PCs and code HTML to BI Developer to his current love for all things AWS and cloud, Justin is truly 1Strategy’s Jack-of-all-Trades.

Justin Iravani
Solutions Architect

Justin Iravani , Solutions Architect

Justin Iravani is a Solutions Architect at 1Strategy, specializing in Amazon Web Services (AWS). 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.

Jameson Ricks
Solutions Architect

Jameson Ricks , Solutions Architect

Jameson Ricks is a Solutions Architect at 1Strategy, specializing in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Jameson has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked as a computer hardware technician, full-stack web developer, and systems administrator.

Jameson holds a Masters of Information Systems Management (MISM) degree and is an associate level certified AWS Solutions Architect.

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