Our Team

<strong>Tim Ogden</strong>
Tim Ogden

Chief Executive Officer

Tim started Blue Ivy Partners in 2016 with the vision to serve Federal customers and early stage product companies.  He is inspired to work alongside government leaders, innovators, and a new generation of world-class product companies.

With a diverse background that began at the Naval Academy with a degree in general engineering, he then served as a reconnaissance communications officer in the Marine Corps.  It wasn’t long before he was leading national sales teams at Cisco, and launching Arista’s Federal business, which led to an IPO and today’s $40B valuation. 

Ever striving to give back, Tim currently serves on the board of a global non-profit, Wine to Water, which works tirelessly to provide clean and safe water to communities around the globe without access to it. 

His proudest achievement: his three sons, Jack, Peter, and Thomas.  These three make up his favorite golf team when they are all together, with an ambitious goal to play each of the top 25 courses around the world in 25 years. They’ve completed two already, and hope to stay on track for the next 23 years! 

To contact Tim Ogden
Email togden@blueivypartners.com

<strong>Roger Crombie</strong>
Roger Crombie

Sales Director, DOD

Roger joined Blue Ivy Partners in 2022 to grow an already successful Defense business.

He served over 24 years in the Army as an Infantry Officer with various assignments in conventional Infantry units, the 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Special Operations Command, and OSD-Policy. After military service Roger joined MicroStrategy as the Director of Public Sector Partners where he built relationships with distributors, resellers, integrators, and other technology firms. He subsequently created and grew the Defense Business Unit (BU) into the faster growing sales team in the company.

He earned his undergraduate degree in History from The Citadel, a Masters of Science in Strategic Studies from the National War College, and an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. A native of Euclid, Ohio, Roger now resides in Alexandria, Virginia, and is actively involved in research projects at the INOVA Children’s Hospital in Fairfax. He also serves as the Honorary Colonel of the 16th Infantry Regiment administering the Regiment’s honorary programs.  

To contact Roger Crombie 
Email: rcrombie@blueivypartners.com

<strong>Summer Smith</strong>
Summer Smith

Director of Partners and Alliances

Summer Smith joined the Blue Ivy team in 2020 as the Director of Partners and Alliances. Coming from a variety of industry backgrounds, she has a strong constant pattern of bringing efficiency and excellence to any position she has taken on in the small business, non profit, political, communications, real estate, and technology arenas. 

She is a native of the Pacific Northwest, a fervent lover all all things caffeine, the mother of four children, a former speaker and writer, and has been a part of her husband’s commitment to serving our country within the technology space for over 20 years. 

Summer is a firm believer that the hardest choices in life are not between good and bad but between good and best, and she brings that level of discernment into her current role. Working within the channel space has allowed Summer to engage with partners and navigate the delicate balance between strategic partnerships and customer desire for innovation. She is passionate about helping customers meet their objectives within the mission focused arena of the Public sector.

To contact Summer Smith
Email ssmith@blueivypartners.com

<strong>Lydia Pape</strong>
Lydia Pape

Events and Marketing Manager

Lydia joined Blue Ivy in 2022 as Events and Marketing manager.  She can be described as extremely self-motivated with borderline obsessive attention to detail.  She has over 10 years in executive team support coming from Agency and the NRO in her last role she has unique insight into the customer spaces and event requirements.  

She was born and raised in England, landing in Virginia when she was 16 and quickly attempted to ditch the accent when it became clear she would have to read out-loud to all her classmates at the teachers requests if she kept it!  She is a proud Mom of two little ones, (Addie age 6 & Teddy age 4) and her husband is both in the defense industry and a Lt Col in the United States Air Force.

Lydia also has a background in web design from her time at the Times Community Newspapers which she used to relaunch our website and is hoping to add more features as we continue to grow!  As you will see from our events she is excited about branding and the small details that make a memorable fête every time.

To contact Lydia Pape 
Email: lpape@blueivypartners.com

<strong>April Moshos</strong>
April Moshos

Software Licensing Manager

April excels in planning organization and teamwork, after 23 years of teaching science in public schools, and an avid youthful career as a field hockey player-turned-coach she knows how to keep a team focussed and motivated!  She is the OG of the team at Blue Ivy Partners and has been excited to help work from the ground floor to see it grow.

She is a passionate Mom when she isn’t working, both to two wonderful young step-children, and two children of her own. Her daughter is currently working in New England for the summer, and her son in stationed in Japan in the United Stated Navy – which only furthers her commitment to “the mission” worldwide.

To contact April Moshos
Email: amoshos@blueivypartners.com

<strong>Samantha Meek</strong>
Samantha Meek

Program Manager

Knowledgeable and skilled in processes that facilitate continual progress and team achievements, she is a professional agile project manager with over 10 years of experience in various facets of project management who consistently collaborates with our teams to stay ahead of an ever-changing technology market.

Samantha, who joined the Blue Ivy Partners team in 2021, hails from a proud family covering multiple branches of military service for the last several generations. Growing up military and Intelligence Community adjacent, while working in the Commercial market, allowed Samantha a unique perspective that seamlessly transitioned to the mission critical priorities that Blue Ivy Partners support daily.

In her free time, Samantha volunteers at Scouts BSA, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and enjoys riding motorcycles, hiking, and camping. She is a Vigil Honor Member with the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society; a Scouting Service Award recipient for her work with Scouts that have special needs; and a dedicated and decorated volunteer with a passion for Integrity, Service, & Facilitating Excellence.  Her biggest and most important achievement however, is the honor of being Mom to an incredible and resilient young man. 

Contact Samantha Meek
Email: smeek@blueivypartners.com

<strong>Tiffany Hoefler</strong>
Tiffany Hoefler

Renewals Manager

Tiffany has a proven successful sales and renewals background. She is highly self motivated to help bring solutions to her customers. She loves to set goals and crush them. 

Tiffany joined Blue Ivy Partners in 2022 to manage the renewals department and ensure all of our current clients have their needs met and exceeded. 

Tiffany is a mom of 2 boys who enjoy playing baseball on the weekends. She also has a passion for barre and when she is not at Blue Ivy Partners or with her family you will find her teaching fitness classes. 

To contact Tiffany Hoefler
Email thoefler@blueivypartners.com

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