Meet The OCG Team

David Ochser - President

Dave has more than 35 years in the Technology industry.  He has held numerous executive leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Business Development with industry leading companies like EDS, Ingram Micro, Arrow Electronics, Avnet, VMware, DataCore and Overland Tandberg.  

Dave’s love for technology and ability to align technology and customers business problems in a consultative way enables the best technology to be implemented versus a Hardware / Software led strategy.

Dave is happily married to his wife Nancy for more than 30 years and has 2 Children Gregory and Julie.  When not working with customers you will find Dave Hot Rodding around in his Collector Cars.

Troy Dunson - Exec. Vice President Sales - East

Troy is a seasoned Technology Sales Executive and US Navy Veteran.  

Troy partners with organizations to help them better assimilate their data, where it should reside in their infrastructure and aligns technology with business challenges. After spending over two decades in the IT space as a sales professional, Troy has mastered the art of the relationship. Troy knows how to connect with people and takes the time to seek to understand every individual he meets. 

 Troy worked with several vendor organizations as a sales engineer and has a true knack for technology and solving real world problems.  Troy was honorably discharged from the United States Navy where he received several Admiral Letters of Accommodation and achievement medals. Troy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Staci and two boys, Hayden and Landon.

Rick Merlo - Exec. Vice President Sales - West

Rick believes success in business comes from building strong, long-lasting relationships. “People do business with people they trust.” He has 20 plus years in the IT industry, which include multiple industry awards. 

Rick is most proud of the numerous  times he has helped his clients solve IT challenges with solutions that can be measured in value and competitive advantage. 

He has a passion for technology and enjoys introducing his clients to innovative, disruptive solutions that reduce the expense to run, manage, protect, and recover their IT assets. 

Rick enjoys living in Colorado collecting life experiences with his family and traveling the world. 

Everything is better with Merlo!

Jason Budkey - Vice President Marketing

More than 18 years of professional experience in the technology/IT sector with knowledge of the IT lifecycle and solutions including hardware, software & services.  

Jason held roles in marketing, business development and sales.  Jason's combined experience brings a unique value to our prospective and current clients by interconnecting OCG’s value as a strategic and trusted advisor based on the individual needs of each client along the journey of optimizing their storage environments.

Alan Porter - Vice President Engineering

Alan is a well-respected industry veteran and has spent more than 25 years supporting, architecting, and deploying all aspects of storage solutions.  Alan enjoys working closely with customers to understand their business needs and requirements and then collaboratively works to architect a solution based on the right technology to solve their business needs.  

Alan’s proven methodology to “understand first and propose second” has served him well and resonates from the C Level Executive to the System Engineer.

Alan enjoys traveling, scuba diving, spending time with his sweetheart Sandra and watching his 3 kids Andrew, Amanda and Alex (also known as “The A Team”) start the next phase of their young adult lives.