Management Team
Brian Oliver: Founder and Managing Partner
Brian Oliver founded The Oliver Group more than a dozen years ago entering a then nascent electronic discovery market. Over the next decade, Brian led the development of an organization that applies strong technology skills, defensible processes, and a range of services and solutions to meet the demanding requirements of the electronic discovery market.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Brian brings more than 20 years of technology experience to the team including an extensive forensic technology background. Prior to forming The Oliver Group, Brian held management positions at several high technology companies in the Northeast. Brian is regarded as an industry expert, and has developed several of the proprietary technologies used by the company and has taken a hands on role in managing both data restoration and data acquisition matters for some of the largest, and most highly publicized litigation cases of the last decade.

Over the past several years, Brian has taken the firm global with expansion to the European Union and the build out of a professional services staff that provides services to a global network of clients and channel partners including many of the largest corporations and law firms in the world.
Dean Felicetti: Partner

Joining The Oliver Group as a Partner in 2001, Dean Felicetti further extended the company's electronic discovery expertise. With more than a decade of electronic discovery technology and business development experience, Dean has been integral in establishing The Oliver Group as a global market leader.

Dean held various technology and management positions early in his career before joining Ibis Consulting a start-up electronic discovery firm in 1996. As Chief Technology Officer at Ibis, Dean was responsible for all aspects of the technology build out and process development for what became an industry best, proprietary, electronic data discovery processing service bureau while setting company direction as a member of the executive management team.

Since joining The Oliver Group, Dean has applied an in-depth understanding of defensible processes and technologies to help TOG and our clients. With a primary focus on client relationships, Dean has consulted on hundreds of matters resulting in client success through best practice approaches. Dean has been instrumental in the growth of The Oliver Group's strategic alliance program, and continues to develop new business opportunities and client relationships. A member of the senior management team, Dean is also a licensed private investigator.

Ken Oliver: Partner

As a senior technology professional, Ken brings over 15 years of electronic discovery and technical expertise to The Oliver Group, with an extensive background in litigation support, data forensics and enterprise systems. Ken joined The Oliver Group in 2011.

Over the past several years, Ken has managed forensic, global data acquisition and collection engagements for some of the largest and most highly publicized litigation cases in the world, including the management of expert teams on some of the largest international FCPA matters. Ken’s extensive experience also includes successfully managing numerous, large scale, complex and globally diverse forensic data projects in over 40 countries. His understanding of cultural differences in forensic data acquisition enables him to have a fundamental advantage in major global projects. In addition to his impressive project management expertise, Ken is also skilled in on-site and supervisory collections, tape restoration and disc imaging.

R.J. DeCosta: Client Services Manager

R.J. DeCosta has been with The Oliver Group since 2003. During this time he has helped develop the standards of project management/client communication that have helped The Oliver Group establish itself as a leader within data restoration and forensics. R.J. manages the Client Services group as well as actively managing on-going projects for new and existing partners. Having the experience of being within the field from its’ infancy to maturity provides R.J. ample experience to help clients navigate challenges within matters as they are encountered.

Sameer Pansare: Operations Manager

Sameer Pansare has been with The Oliver Group since 2002. Sameer has a total of 20 years of experience in IT and has worked in a number of industries. Originally hired as a Technical Lead, he has served as an Operations Manager for both the U.S. and U.K. teams since 2011. Sameer has managed a number of high-profile, high-volume data restoration and eDiscovery projects involving complex technologies. He is particularly skilled in the area of tape media restoration and has extensive knowledge of enterprise-class backup solutions including but not limited to Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec NetBackup, CA ArcServe, Legato Networker, and more. His expertise also span multiple generations of a number of operating systems, email platforms, database services, document management systems and hardware types.

Sameer is certified as an Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) and TunnelVision Certified Administrator (TCS). In addition, he has been trained in the areas of Project Management and Digital Forensics. Sameer holds a Bachelor of Electronics and Telecommunications degree from Pune University, Pune, India.

Christine Nilsen: Office Manager

Christine Nilsen joined the team at The Oliver Group in 2008. She brings nearly 15 years of finance experience specific to the technology industry. Christine joined The Oliver Group as an assistant in the finance department and has now become the office manager. She currently is overseeing the accounting, finance, human resource and administration departments. Christine is dedicated to employee growth and development, firmly believing that is a key for retention.