The partners envisioned a better model for IT consulting so they combined their enhanced, proven practices and created Triumphus.

Dave Hopson
Dave HopsonManaging Partner

As one of the founding partners of Triumphus, Dave brings 25 years of experience as a leader in the Information Technology field.

Prior to founding Triumphus, Dave held executive-level IT roles with Union Carbide Corp, BHP Billiton, and Devon Energy. As a Director with Devon Energy Inc., Dave aligned people, process, and technology to create an efficient and seamless technology group.

Dave retired from the US Marine Corps after serving as Team Leader for the USMC 3rd Force Recon, specializing in anti-terrorism, hostage rescue, special ops logistical planning, and training. He earned a BS in Political Science from Sam Houston State University, a MAIS from Claremont Graduate School, and a PhD from Claremont Graduate School in the Peter Drucker’s School of Management. He lives in Clear Lake Shores, Texas, with his wife, Amy.

  • Transformational Projects/Programs
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Security
  • Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Consumer Health
  • PhD, International Relations/Econometrics – Claremont Graduate University, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
  • MAIS, Economics – Claremont Graduate University, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
  • BS, Political Science – Sam Houston State University

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Have you ever watched a company implode? It happens to the best of companies. If you’re on the outside looking in, you may say to yourself, “ Wow! Somebody did something wrong!” And if you’re on the inside looking out, you’re probably beating your head against the wall, trying to figure out what went wrong. Most times, though, the truth is this: no one did anything wrong. In fact, a lot of people probably did a lot of things right. So why do perfectly healthy businesses suddenly start slipping downward?

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Larry Gelbaugh
Larry GelbaughStrategy + Operations

Larry is a seasoned, versatile Information Technology leader with more than 25 years of practical experience. His expertise in enterprise, application, data, and infrastructure architecture allows him to leverage IT architectures to meet critical business needs.

Before co-founding Triumphus, Larry worked to improve the solutions, technology implementations, and operational processes employed at the companies where he worked. He gained enterprise architecture experience at Devon Energy and held managerial positions in a number of leading IT consulting firms, including BSG Alliance/IT, Align Solutions, and AliTek Consulting.

Larry received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Rice University in Houston, where he was also bestowed with the honor of being a U.S. Presidential Scholar. He lives in Houston, Texas.

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Application Architecture
  • Data Architecture
  • Infrastructure Architecture
  • Energy
  • BA, Physics – Rice University
  • U.S. Presidential Scholar
Brad Stocki
Brad StockiStrategy + Delivery

Brad has 30 years’ consulting experience in the Information Technology field, managing all aspects of IT service delivery, including application management, service desk, supplier management, program management, requirements definition and business process improvement.

Brad excels at bridging the gap between executive management and IT, understanding and translating the needs of the business into tangible actions required of the information technology systems to effectively support the business.

Brad received both his Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science (’81) and his MBA (’84) from Texas A&M University. After spending over 10 years with Anderson Consulting, Brad spent a short time in industry and returned to consulting during the .com era. He has extensive experience working internationally having traveled on projects to six of the seven continents. He currently lives in Spring, Texas.

  • Strategy
  • Business Analysis
  • Program / Project Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Energy
  • Mining / Minerals
  • Real Estate
  • Government
  • MBA, Finance – Texas A&M University
  • BS, Computing Science – Texas A&M University
Rick Crouse
Rick CrouseStrategy + Delivery

Rick has over twenty years of experience developing and executing Operational Strategies for business of all sizes. He has worked with many clients in the Greater Houston area and beyond in several Business Sectors including, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Pipeline Development, Chemical Manufacturing & Distribution, Construction Services and Aviation Services. Before joining Triumphus, Rick led a number of technology implementation and application development projects with companies of all sizes in industries varying from Energy & Construction to Health Sciences & Broadcast Television.

A fused glass artist and active member of his community, Rick serves on various community boards & committees. Rick is a strong supporter of USA Fencing and Live Theater in the Greater Houston area.

  • Project Management
  • Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
  • Team Development & Mentoring
  • Enterprise Systems Planning & Oversight
  • NIST, NERC, CFATS & PCI Compliance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Aviation Services
  • Chemical Distribution
  • Construction Services
  • Consumer Manufacturing
  • Computer Hardware
  • Enterprise Software
  • US History & Studio Art – Sam Houston State University