Joe Stocker founded Patriot in 2015 and has grown it to become one of the most trusted names in Microsoft partners in the United States. Prior to Patriot, Joe was a consultant and helped more than 300 organizations migrate securely to Office 365.
Joe is a Microsoft MVP in Security, author, speaker, blogger and podcaster in all things Microsoft Security. In his spare time Joe volunteers with several Microsoft programs including Microsoft's Defending Democracy (AccountGuard) program, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact, and the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA), which are military service members desiring to transition into the civilian workspace.
Joe lives in Southern California and enjoys Church, hiking, and volunteering with homeless outreach programs.
As Chief Operating Officer, Brian is responsible for Patriot Consulting's day to day operations and project delivery. Prior to joining Patriot in 2018, Brian was VP of Technical Services at CKE Restaurants, owner of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. Across the 26 years at CKE Brian held many positions of increasing responsibility in IT, gaining experience across many different areas, including Security, System and Network Engineering as well as Client Services.
Brian has earned several certifications, including CISSP and Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate.
Brian's team of highly skilled Architects and Project Managers have delivered over 600 successful projects averaging 98% Customer Satisfaction.
Samantha has more than 15 years of IT Program/ Project Management and Strategic Planning experience utilizing her master’s degree in Project Management and Business Administration. Working in both the Software and Semi-Conductor industry, Samantha has many years of hands on implementation experience of which Office 365 Suite being her most recent Program to manage from beginning to end. In this environment, she helped plan, design, and configure a tenant with hybrid setup to support Skype for Business, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint/OneDrive, and Office Pro Plus. Her duties included IT Program/Project Management as the primary role and technical implementation including setup and configuration, data and systems analysis, testing, communications to the users, and training and support.
Samantha has a clear understanding of strategic and tactical project orientation and management and how to work closely with the business and end users for success across the organization.