Company Overview

In 2003, a consortium consisting of leading universities including Kansas State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Washington State University joined forces to create OculusIT™, a higher education managed IT, security and cloud services partner.

OculusIT™ is a global, managed IT, security and cloud services company that, together with its technology partners, serves more than 600 colleges and universities. Headquartered in Chicago, OculusIT™ has a delivery network and operations across North America and globally.

Customer Engagement Philosophy

Company OverviewCustomer Centricity

To listen and be conscious of our customers’ technology requirements and help them deploy IT solutions that are agile and future ready.

Company OverviewAffordability

Our delivery and engagement methodology are aimed at reducing your IT spend by employing intuitive technology and best-in-class delivery capabilities.

Company Overview

Service Excellence

Technology is our passion. It’s our endeavor to achieve customer satisfaction through our relentless pursuit of service excellence.

Company Overview


We’re the trusted partner helping colleges and universities optimize their technology investments with affordable, cutting-edge IT solutions and services.


To empower higher education to affordably meet exponentially increasing student technology demands.


Global Footprint
US, India, UK,
Europe, Australia

years of serving higher education industry

Women-Owned Business Enterprise







OculusIT Leadership

Joe brings over 20 years of experience building innovative higher education technology services companies. Joe was previously VP of Client Experience at CampusWorks and ran Ellucian’s corporate IT for many years. He is a collaborative leader known for his passion for building formidable teams framed by a cooperative and trusting culture focused on customer needs.

Joe Redwine


Jim serves as VP, Engagements at OculusIT. His key areas of expertise lie in strategic business development, leadership, customer relationships, and developing global partnerships, mergers & acquisition. As part of OculusIT, Jim helps colleges and universities leverage the latest technologies and reduce their overall operational costs via strategic IT initiatives. Jim was previously with Accenture.

Jim Tandon

Vice President, Engagements

Damon has over 20 years of experience in technology operations and management. As VP, Operations at OculusIT, he is responsible for developing and executing a global operations strategy in the company’s support functions, product and service delivery, customer billing, information technology, and global procurement. Damon held technical management roles at Concentrix, CSC and Navisite.

Damon Kathuria

Vice President, Operations

Teresa has over 30 years of experience in professional information technology, institutional research, project management and senior information technology management. She’s previously worked with Ellucian for over 9 years with key expertise in project management, strategic planning, strong teams building and functional and technical aspects of ERP and connected systems.

Teresa Whidden

Director, PMO Services

Vince has over 14 years of experience in Cyber Security and Risk Governance. He is an influential leader and risk auditor. As a security practitioner, he is skilled at defining and implementing strategic direction. His areas of expertise include ISMS, GDPR, GLBA, PCI-DSS, NIST, BCP, PIMS, cyber security, cloud security, application security, data center management, and automation.

Vince Vargiya

Chief Information Security Officer

With over 15 years of CS experience, Yohan is focused on strategic planning to drive customer relationships and retention. Through regular touchpoints and monthly executive connects, he helps colleges and universities leverage the latest technologies and reduce their overall operational. According to him, “Smart companies have realized that customer loyalty is the most powerful sales and marketing tool in today’s world”.

Yohan Smith

Director, Customer Success

Shruti is an experienced leader in corporate talent management with predominant work experience in the HR functions in various corporates within India and USA. Her areas of expertise include formulating corporate policies/programs, HR business partnerships, office administration, talent acquisition, and performance management.

Shruti Gupta

Director, Human Resources

As the Director of Banner® Services, Phil oversees the Banner® team on multiple projects, providing clients with DBA support for Oracle 10g, Oracle 11g and Oracle 12c databases on both Unix and Windows. Previously, he worked with Ellucian and led a team of consultants for installation, upgrades, training and maintenance of Ellucian ERP products to clients.

Phillip Mcintyre

Director, Banner Services

OculusIT IT Leadership Advisory Board

Steve is an IT and information security expert with 20+ years of experience in designing and configuring network solutions, implementing technologies within complex IT environments, managing enterprise-level IT services, formulating information security governance strategies, and leading remediation efforts in response to significant data compromises.

Steve Doty

Chief Technology Officer
The Juilliard School

Christine is an experienced Information Security Director with a demonstrated history across variety of industries with most recent emphasis in the pharmaceuticals industry. She’s skilled in Privacy Law, ITIL, Policy development, Access Management, Risk Management, Malware Protection and e-Discovery.

Christine Whalley

Director, Information Security
Barnard College

Karl is an Information Technology administrator, educator and researcher with proficiency in strategic planning, policy development and project management. He has experience in technology, business, teaching, research and publishing. His professional career includes work for U.S. and international companies and experience in higher education and non-profit sectors.

Karl J. Horvath, Ph.D

Chief Information Officer
La Salle University

Dr. Clarke oversees the management of the university’s network and communications infrastructure, ERP system , Academic Information Technology, and other Information Technology services that support all levels of research, learning, and teaching. Dr. Clarke serves as the Chair of the Alabama Higher Education CIO (HE-CIO) Council.

Dr. Damian Clarke

Chief Information Officer
Alabama A&M University

Tej, with over 15 years in managing and providing value add state-of-the-art IT services, enhanced customer satisfaction, problem solving, and management skills while building respect and credibility for all IT services.

Tej Patel

Chief Information Officer
Stevens Institute of Technology

Jesse brings 17 years of experience in data center support, disaster planning and recovery, network services, IT security, network devices, server administration, infrastructure design and management, and effective technology solutions. At RSCCD, he supervises the coordination of network and district activities with campus academic technology staff and facility master planning.

Jesse Gonzalez

Assistant Vice Chancellor
Rancho Santiago Community College District