Core Team

Consider our team as an extension of your own.

Salmon Riaz

Salmon Riaz

Chief Executive Officer

I am the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Gladius Technology Solutions, LLC, a company that provides IT and non-profit solutions for various clients and projects. I have been in IT since 1999 and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oral Roberts University. I am passionate about customer-focused custom solutions, healthy communities, and excellence in fast-paced environments.

I have also mentored and trained numerous teams and students, such as the Oral Roberts University students who participated in Elon Musk's Hyperloop program. I am always eager to learn and adapt new techniques and technologies in my field.

Our ventures have core competencies that include web application development, database development and management, creative leadership and mentorship, on-premises and cloud-based networking, systems cost savings and security audit, and teamwork. We have successfully delivered on projects ranging from process management, robotics, paperless technology, to church management services.

James Nelsen

James Nelsen

Chief Information Officer

23 years ago, James co-founded his first tech venture with a desire to build a “Customer First” culture. Today, he is inspired when he gets to help relieve clients of unnecessary process waste and overall tension in their jobs by enhancing automation and operational improvement.

He has worked as an applications developer and IT consultant for a variety of organizations, leading the development of over 25 enterprise level applications involving technologies such as VB, MS SQL Server, MS Access, HTML, ASP, XML, and .NET.

The number one item on James' bucket list is to take a 6-month world cruise. He enjoys listening to George Strait, and his personal motto is “If you love your job, you will never work a day in your life”.

Derek Woods

Derek Woods

Chief Technology Officer

Derek spends his time developing and enhancing digital solutions. He also supports customizations for many of our clients. Derek loves the challenges that come with working in technology. One of the most rewarding parts of his job is envisioning a solution, developing it and seeing it work well. He feels a sense of satisfaction when he gets to notify a client that one of their requested features is about to be published.

Derek has collaborated with members of our team on projects for the past 15+ years, before becoming our CTO. He received his Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University.

The team knows him as loyal, a strategic thinker, an overall 'stud' developer, proud father, and a man that breeds fish. First thing in the morning, after arriving at the office, he feeds his collection of African Cichlids. His favorite quote is from Albert Einstein, "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

Bobby Black

Bobby Black

Director of Creative Development

Bobby Black is a highly experienced creative director with a unique blend of skills and expertise. With over 20 years of experience in multiple industries, Bobby has become a leading figure in the creative world, known for his exceptional vision, talent, and creative flair.

Over the past 10 years, Bobby has worked with a variety of companies, from startups to established brands, helping them to develop their brand identities and create engaging user experiences. His work has spanned a range of industries, from healthcare and retail to oil and gas. Bobby's unique approach to creative direction is rooted in his deep understanding of his clients' needs and goals. He takes a collaborative approach to his work, working closely with clients to ensure that their vision is realized in every aspect of the design process. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence have earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor and partner to his clients.

In addition to his work as a creative director, Bobby is also regularly involved in church and ministry organizations. Bobby holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design as well as a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Oral Roberts University (ORU). When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, movies, and Jiu-Jitsu.

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8516 East 101st Street South

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133

Dallas Office:

7250 Dallas Parkway Suite 400

Plano, TX 75024

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