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“… a Threefold Cord is Not Quickly Broken” – Ecc 4:12



“… a Threefold Cord is Not Quickly Broken” – Ecc 4:12


Bryan and Barbara Hogan built Afidence to be an organization rooted in trusted relationships.  People are our top priority. The more we understand ourselves and others, the more effective we are together impacting the people we serve.  We found indicators confirming that emotional intelligence could be a strong predictor of corporate success. We utilize assessments such as Myers-Briggs, DISC, and Stand Out to understand key leadership competencies and to build stronger relationships. By understanding self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, and relationship management, we strive to create power teams that create new leaders at every level of the organization.

Bryan and Barbara Hogan, Owners & Founders of AfidenceIT


Owners & Founders of Afidence

Bryan Hogan, CEO, President & Owner


CEO & Co-Owner

Barbara Hogan, Co-Owner & Chief Culture Officer


Co-Owner & Chief Culture Officer 


Bryan Hogan

“Creating Trust Through Integrity, Quality, and Honor.”

Bryan Hogan

“Creating Trust Through Integrity, Quality, and Honor.”

Bryan Hogan is the CEO & co-owner of Afidence. Bryan’s experience spans over 30 years in the IT industry and is seeded with a deep sense of integrity, strong business acumen, and industry leadership. As an ISTJ, he values logic, integrity, and standards.


Bryan and his wife, Barbara, launched Afidence in 2010 with a goal to earn life-long trusted relationships by surrounding clients with clear, transparent, and honest solutions. Today, the company serves over 80 active clients, extending into 30 states and 15 countries.

Prior to starting Afidence, Bryan was a partner at Columbus, Ohio-based Ray & Barney Group. Earlier career highlights include positions with CompuCom Systems, NC Group, and Discover Card Services. 

In 2015, Bryan was nominated for the IT executive of the year award through Technology First. In 2014, he was recognized at the Venue and Lead Magazine’s Family and Privately Owned Business Leadership Award Luncheon. This award goes to individuals and companies who are making a positive impact on our community.


May 2014 – Present (1 year 7 months) Dayton, Ohio Area

 Bryan currently serves on the board for Technology First, an industry trade association and economic development agency that supports growth of the information technology in the Dayton Ohio region.


When asked about the company’s purpose, Bryan responds with the following: "Technologies change, processes evolve, yet trusted relationships last a lifetime. Our purpose is to earn those trusted relationships by relentlessly serving the best interests of our clients, employees, and colleagues. Creating a culture where people thrive, businesses prosper, and communities are blessed. A company of trust that stands the test-of-time."


As an ISTJ, Bryan values logic, hard work, and standards. He is driven by a strong sense of integrity, responsibility, and honor at his core. He is a transformative leader with high standards and expectations. Visionary, affiliative, or coaching, his leadership style is determined by the needs of the people that surround him. When questioned about his life motto, Bryan states that “Creating trust through integrity, quality, and honor” is what matters. “Our people are our strength. It’s their passion to serve the best interests of our clients that bring life to our vision of being recognized as the most trusted leader in business and technology.”



Barbara E Hogan

“Be the Blessing.”

Barbara E Hogan

“Be the Blessing.”

Barbara Hogan is a co-owner and chief culture officer of Afidence. Barbara envisioned a company built on honoring people. That vision formed Afidence, which comes from Latin for “joining in trust.” It’s a principle that Afidence team members live every day. As an INFJ, Barbara is creative, insightful, passionate, and altruistic. Her leadership embodies the heart and soul of Afidence. 


As Afidence has grown, an increasing number of clients wanted to buy product from the company. This year, Barbara formed a new company to meet that need, in addition to other critical IT consulting and support offerings. Timbelo, Inc., is a certified, 100 percent woman-owned company. Barbara created Timbelo, Inc., to empower your quest to leave a legacy of significance.


Afidence is built on a foundation of honesty, integrity, and relationships. In 2010, Barbara Hogan helped launch the company.  Her background includes project management, people management, mentoring, and marketing.  She is fundamental to the development of business strategy through marketing and employee relations.  In the past, Barbara worked for GE Aviation, P&G through American Computer Repair, and Ray and Barney Group.  She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and social justice.

Barbara has compelling passion for impacting others and improving lives. Whether in the realm of her personal or professional life there is no distinction—people are important. She has a strong sense of integrity, bold thought leadership, and deep respect for others.

“When you truly believe that your business is about people,” explains Barbara, "And offer an environment of respect, trust, and excellence, then everything else just falls into place.”


Barbara’s integrity, strong business acumen, and industry leadership continue to define the culture at Afidence. She helped develop company core competencies, which optimize organizational growth and community impact.

Barbara’s vision centers on honoring people through respect, integrity, and quality. She believes trust flourishes when people are respected and valued.

In November 2015, Barbara was a recipient and honoree of Venue and LEAD Magazine’s “Women of Influence” Award. In the fall of 2015, Mason Deerfield Chamber invited Barbara to join their Lifting Women's Leaders as a discussion panelist for their kickoff event. The event featured four women leaders representing different industry sectors within the Chamber membership. Barbara represented the business sector. 


Committee Member: MADE (Mason Deerfield Chamber)

  • November 2015 – Present
  •  Lifting Women Leaders is a program advocating for powerful leadership for women through mentoring, relationship, and connection.

Prayer & Prophetic Ministry Director: Life Church West Chester

  • March 2015 – Present
  • Prayer touches the very heart of God.  In conjunction with Prophecy, prayer changes the atmosphere, direction, and people's lives.  When done to honor God while edifying, exhorting, and consoling others, both are powerful forces of miraculous change.

Board of Directors: The Underground

  • February 2013 – February 2015 (2 years 1 month)
  • The Underground “provides a relevant and innovative environment for teens and the community to encounter the character of God through experiences in music, media and faith.”
  • The organization helps young people become tomorrow’s media professionals and media missionaries.

Board of Directors: MADE Chamber

  • January 2011 – March 2013 (2 years 3 months)
  • MADE (the Mason Deerfield Chamber) helps create a positive business environment.
  • The organization strives to connect local companies and stimulate economic growth for the community. 


As an INFJ, Barbara is creative, insightful, passionate and altruistic. She has strong convictions, which she uses to empower others. Her mission is to make a world a better place one person at the time. She has the ability to resolve both technical and human challenges with a high level of care, will power, and kindness. She loves God and people. Whether through her words or actions, she inspires all to remember to “Be the blessing.” 

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Kristin Clausing

"Building cohesive teams to collaborate and exceed our personal and clients' goals."

Kristin Clausing

"Building cohesive teams to collaborate and exceed our personal and clients' goals."

Kristin Clausing is the Head of Operations at Afidence. She is an IT professional with 10 years of visible achievements and expertise in diverse technologies, within State, Local, and Federal Government, Retail, and Consumer Goods. She is a proven leader with management skills that motivates individuals and teams to maximize levels of productivity, while forming cohesive team environments. As an ISFJ, Kristin is patient, reliable, supportive, and loyal. She values people and genuinely enjoys watching others work and grow together.


Kristin is an exceptional communicator, focused on building strong client and lasting vendor relationships, while providing economically sound decisions and innovative solutions.  She has over 7 years experience with security extending across HIPAA, PKI Trusted Agent, PCI, NIST guidelines, and physical security. Kristin has conducted security assessments, internal audits, and managed external audits throughout her career. She also held clearances while contracting for the government. Kristin is well organized, results oriented with a proven ability to implement standards and processes to improve business functions.

She was previously an IT Infrastructure and Web Team Manager. Kristin has been involved in IT support, networking, security, web development, project management, and building out processes and procedures for internal IT purposes.

Areas of Specialization

  • Organizational Agility
  • Customer Focus
  • Process Management
  • Talent Management & Team Leadership
  • Physical Security & Data Centers
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Program & Project Management
  • Security Risk Assessments
  • Internal and External Audit Management
  • Web Development

"Building cohesive teams to collaborate and exceed our personal and clients' goals."

Kristin's focus for clients and employees is to make sure Afidence is acting in the best interest of both. She values teams working together to achieve a common goal while allowing everyone to learn from each other in the process. When asked how she approaches new projects or issues Kristin said “I believe transparency is crucial. If I can’t look in a mirror and say to myself what I would say to a client or employee, then I need to reevaluate how I am communicating and conveying information.”

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Rob Niles

“Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Business.”

Rob Niles

“Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Business.”

Rob Niles is a director of SharePoint Services at Afidence. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology. His expertise includes helping organizations align their technology and business needs. As an ENTJ, he is a natural born leader. He is a strategic thinker who values human relationships. 


As a director of SharePoint Services, Rob helps organizations adopt and align their business needs with one of the fastest growing verticals at Microsoft. Rob has leveraged his knowledge and experience to bring a wide variety of solutions to very specific customer needs. His strength is understanding the alignment between technology and business. Rob has experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, public utility, aviation, government and service organizations. He recognizes the impact of strategic partnerships. Rob approaches his role with integrity and strong client orientation. 


  • SharePoint Implementation and Architectural Design
  • Self Serve Training
  • User Adoption
  • SharePoint Advisor
  • Technology Standardization
  • Business Standards (SOX, BS17799, DRP/BCP, ITIL, Hippa)
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • IT Support Organization Planning and Development
  • Process Development, Automation & Documentation
  • Third Party Workflow with SharePoint Integration
  • Vendor Management


  • Creativity
  • Intelligence
  • Energy
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Logic


As an ENTJ, Rob places a lot of value on human relationships and integrity. He wants to understand the business vision before implementing recommendations and solutions. Rob is passionate about helping businesses recognize the impact of SharePoint services. He states, “SharePoint is much more than a place to store your documents. It is a business platform that can help propel your business to meet your goals. From executive dashboards to automating repetitive tasks, we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of what SharePoint can do.”  

Rob combines logic, creativity, and determination to drive results. He is always up for a challenge!