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>Gabriel Budai</strong>
Gabriel Budai

Vice President of Sales

He is a proven, mission-focused sales executive with over 32 years experience in the National Security, Defense and Space Industry, leading teams at several Fortune 500 companies.  Always striving to keep mission critical systems running and deployed effectively, he is also currently on the Board of Advisors for Objective Interface Systems (OIS).

As a retired United States Air Force communications officer and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician he has served many combat deployments including Desert Storm/Shield, Southern Watch, Joint Endeavor, and the 2nd Gulf War. 

It is no surprise that Gabe still likes to stay active with his wife April.  He enjoys hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and skiing in his spare time.  His teenage kids take after their Dad with 16 year old Rylee loving her time on the basketball court, and 14 year old Carson spending his time alternating between baseball and soccer.

To contact Gabriel Budai 
Email: gbudai@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

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