As the President, Damian brings over 25 years of senior executive experience to OculusIT, with a proven ability to deliver strong leadership, excellence in client service, and a focus on profitability. Throughout his career, Damian has led organizations responsible for over a billion dollars of annual revenue while at the same time generating significant revenue growth.
Prior to joining OculusIT, Damian held several executive roles; at ServerFarm®, Sungard®, Hewlett-Packard®, Qwest/CenturyLink®, and Level 3®, where he transformed and built businesses for the outsourcing and integration practices.
VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT ENGAGEMENT
Scott brings more than 30 years of higher education experience as an innovative technology professional in managing and executing high-level IT and business systems implementations. As the Vice President of Client Engagement at OculusIT, Scott demonstrates excellence in developing multi-level account relationships that facilitate the execution of end state visions.
He has significant experience in project management, ERP implementations, customer relationship management, and services sales, having worked with hundreds of clients globally. Most recently, he worked at Ellucian® as the Director of Client Solutions for the western region, leading a team of client partners throughout the western US and Canada.
EDUCATION: Scott holds MBA and BBA degrees from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Damon Kathuria is an accomplished leader in technology-led business solutions, corporate technology function and enterprise digitization. As the Vice President of Operation at OculusIT, Damon is responsible for developing and executing a global operations strategy in the company’s business support functions, including product and service delivery, customer billing, information technology, and global procurement.
With over 21 years of experience, Damon has held senior leadership positions for various global companies, including Concentrix, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Navisite Inc.
With more than 14 years of experience in the IT industry, Ajit serves as the Chief Architect at OculusIT. He works closely with his team to drive technological transformation in the Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs) in the US and Canada.
Prior to joining OculusIT, Ajit has successfully served as the senior technologist for Remote Infrastructure Management Services at Ellucian®. Earlier in his career, he has also worked with Oracle® and was the first member to be certified with Oracle Diagnostic Methodology.
EDUCATION: Ajit holds a B.Tech degree (Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science) and is a proud alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
VICE PRESIDENT, CUSTOMER SUCCESS
As the Vice President of Customer Success, Alex brings more than 16 years of professional experience in globally distributed development models for IT and outsourced business process consulting with superior verbal and written communication skills across cultural boundaries.
Prior to joining OculusIT, Alex was the Senior Manager of Service Delivery at Navisite and was accountable for Service Delivery/Client Management Team which includes Portfolio and Contract Management, Delivery Execution, Problem Management and Continuous Improvement, Service Reporting, Financial Management, General and Administrative Functions for US and UK clients with a revenue of $60 Million.
EDUCATION: Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University, India.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Les has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, having worked for 4 colleges and for a higher education business/solution provider. As the Chief Information Officer, Les is responsible for strategic and tactical planning for all information and academic technologies at OculusIT. Les also works with the marketing team to drive the OculusIT brand and represents the company at client meetings and events.
Les has served as a CIO, CTO or Director at Vermont Law School, New England Law School, Newbury College, and Wentworth institute of Technology. Les also worked for Datatel (currently Ellucian®) on the software development team prior to moving directly into higher education.
Prior to working in higher education, Les was in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State serving as Communications Officer in Burkina Faso, Belgium and Trinidad & Tobago. After 6+ years in the Foreign Service, Les worked for 6 years as a State Department contractor supporting the software development and delivery of the visa issuance system.
EDUCATION: Les holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UMUC and an MBA from Nichols College.
J. J. WIDENER
Seward County Community College, Kansas
Joshua J. Widener, the CIO at Seward County Community College, heads the Advisory Council at OculusIT. Being a resourceful IT strategist, he helps the higher education industry understand information security risks and how to manage them effectively. His areas of expertise include empowering governance, security and risks, infrastructure and operations, and leading organizations through digital transformation.
At the executive level, he helps with IT strategic planning, systems and network management, and aligning technology solutions with the missions and values held by the organization. His responsibilities at SCCC include serving as the CISO, Chair of the Data Governance Team, Executive Team Member, and the main point of contact for any IT related issues.
EDUCATION: Joshua has earned his MBA in Information Assurance from Fort Hays State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business for Computer Information Systems.
Anjli is the Founder & Chairman of Campus Consortium, a global consortium of 2000+ colleges and universities and a Managing Partner at EVC Ventures, a $50 million Chicago-based venture capital fund. As a tech entrepreneur, investor and social activist, her goal has always been to inspire and support entrepreneurs who are interested in revolutionizing the way the world learns.
She was on the Fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Forum at Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio and has been on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland YWCA and other tech-based entities.
In 2011, she was the recipient of the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club’s Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers Award. Currently she supports organizations such as the Chicago Foundation for Women and Inspiration Corporation which helps assist girls, women, and those affected by poverty and lack of opportunity to improve their lives and provide them the necessary support.
EDUCATION: Born in India and raised in the United States, Anjli attended the prestigious Horace Mann School in New York City and later received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Norwich University, Vermont
With more than 11 years of experience in higher education management consulting, Jason currently serves as the Director of Administrative Computing and IT Service Management at Norwich University.
EDUCATION: He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Vermont Technical College and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University.