About Us

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Indy Data Partners is an Indianapolis-based IT solutions company that provides core Microsoft and Oracle database and business intelligence services,  as well as custom application development and application servers support.  Indy Data Partners’ mission is to deliver data-centric IT solutions, while ensuring outstanding customer service, rapid response times, and reliable and proficient technical solutions to our clients.   

We promote a collaborative approach and close working relationship, not only amongst the Indy Data Partners’ team, but between the Indy Data Partners team and our clients.  This focus,  integration, and knowledge sharing approach allows us to design our services to ensure that we meet all of our clients’ goals and work seamlessly together through all facets of a project’s lifecycle. 

We recruit and retain what we feel are the superior consultants within the industry, and we continue cultivating our employees through internal and external training.  Our approach to staffing and management integrates people, processes, and tools into an effective, efficient, and adaptive strategy for meeting our customer’s requirements.  Our staff understands the need for thoroughness, process and methodologies.  We work towards developing repeatable business practices that allow for increased client satisfaction and economies of scale.


Executive Team

Ryan Stephens, President and CEO

Ryan Stephens, President and CEO of Indy Data Partners is a former Oracle database administrator. Ryan has over 18 years of IT experience and is a published author of over a dozen IT books. He worked for five years as an adjunct professor for Indiana University, where he authored twenty database classes and taught over two-thousand students.  Ryan has been nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award twice, and was one of three finalists in the technology category in 2005.


Angie Gleim, COO and Executive Vice President


After graduating from Indiana University, Angie has spent over eleven years providing business development, client management, and personnel supervision services within the Information Technology field.  In addition to leading and directing the sales, marketing, and technical team for Indy Data Partners, Angie ensures client satisfaction, manages day-to-day operations, and cultivates relationships across cross-functioning teams, partners, and vendors.


Arie 'AJ' Jones, Director of Emerging Technologies  


Arie Jones 'AJ' is the Director of Emerging Technologies for Indy Data Partners. Arie has over 15 years of experience in SQL Server, Oracle, and .NET development. His main role at Indy Data Partners consists of providing clients with high level BI, database, and application development solutions while mentoring Indy Data Partners' extensive staff of consultants on new technologies.  In addition to both a B.S and Masters in Physics, Arie has technical certifications across multiple platforms and technologies.   Along with working with federal and state government, Arie is equally adept in the commercial arena with small-mid and enterprise size companies. Additionally, AJ is an avid community speaker, has written several books such as “Learn SQL in 24 Hours”, blogs extensively at http://www.programmersedge.com, and is the one of the PASS Regional Mentors for the Midwest.


Marshall Pyle, Senior Director of Oracle Technology Services


As the Senior Director of Oracle Technology Services for Indy Data Partners, in addition to providing technical support for clients nationwide, Marshall also oversees the Oracle team, establishing and directing the strategic long-term goals, policies and procedures for managing resource allocation, budgeting, forecasting, project management, and resource development.  An Oracle Certified Professional in 9i/10g/11g database, as well as a 10g/11g RAC and Grid Infrastructure Certified Expert, Marshall is continually expanding his knowledge with the Oracle database software stack and administering databases on multiple operating systems such as  HPUX, AIX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows. 


Vance Upshaw, Director of Application Services


Vance has over 20 years in software development, specializing in Microsoft's development, database, and application server technologies.  Vance started his technical career working with Microsoft’s Visual Basic 2.0 and has continued up into today’s most current Visual Studio and SQL Server environments as well as working with Microsoft’s various application servers such as SharePoint and Team Foundation Server.  Vance also has extensive experience in non-Microsoft platforms such as Oracle and Salesforce.com and integrating with those environments.  His role at Indy Data Partners involves managing the application development teams as well as some of their larger development and application server projects.  As a working project lead, he is comfortable with every stage of the software development lifecycle and helps provide consulting services as a solution architect to Indy Data Partners clients as needed.