Andrew O'Hoski

Information Technology Professional

Innovation happens at the intersection of education and technology, and schools who can navigate this complex environment can differentiate their institutions on a global scale.

As a leader who has conceptualized, designed and implemented technology and data solutions in the law, education, and tech startup sectors, my passion is to help organizations that seek to leverage technology improve learning outcomes and enhance their international reputation. From working with top international vendors in the field to devising efficient, productive and elegant in-house solutions, I play a pivotal role in helping leadership demonstrate their commitment to technology and security.


Senior IT Administrator - Terminal Inc. - 2019 - present

Overseeing all IT operations and security for a global recruitment company including seven offices across North America and remote employees in Canada, USA, Latin America and Europe.

Database Management Specialist - Ridley College - 2012 - 2019

Integrating, automating, and analyzing dozens of systems and databases to allow Ridley to focus on delivering a student centered experience.

Imagined and created everything from informative enrollment dashboards to a redesigned modern report card to assist administrators in spotting trends in the school's data.

Developed algorithms to analyze student data to quickly identify students in need of further support and to give families a clear overview of their child’s progress.

I.T. Support Specialist - Ridley College - 2007 - 2012

Became a Certified Apple Technician within a few months of first touching an Apple computer to do all Mac repairs in house. Redesigned and coded two new websites for Ridley to make it easier for non-technical employees to update the sites.

Installed a custom, automated, DeployStudio server to decrease re-imaging times by allowing multiple machines to image across a Gigabit network at once. Making it possible to image 300+ laptops in less than 16 hours in September. Increasing speed by 400% while decreasing the necessary bodies by 80%.

Network Administrator - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - 2003 - 2007

Took the technical lead on many large projects including a Groupwise to Exchange migration and the installation of a fiber optic storage area network to increase scalability and reliability.

Deployed hundreds of software and security updates via Active Directory, Novell Zenworks and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) using customized scripts to streamline tedious monthly updating tasks.


University of Western Ontario, London - BSc Honors, Computer Science - 1999 - 2003

  • Specializing in Software Engineering, Data Compression, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Graphics

  • Alternatives included Business, Mathematics, Statistics, and Psychology


Development, Programming, Automation & Analysis

  • Azure AD/PowerShell - Automated management of Office365 Users and Groups.

  • Power BI - Integrating data from Proof Group Admissions Database to create live Enrollment and Tuition dashboards for private school administrators.

  • Cisco/SNMP/Power BI - Custom network monitoring solution to automatically extract data from Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and analyze the information in Power BI to help locate and prevent connectivity issues across campus.

  • Filemaker/PHP/XML - Relational databases to track student information, assets, repairs and purchases. Pulls asset and repair information directly from Apple’s Global Service Exchange system via their API.

  • HTML/CSS/jQuery/PHP - Custom web development and design for and

  • VBScript/WMI - Dynamic server/workstation inventory system with automated data synchronization.

  • Objective-C - iOS Alarm Clock App

  • TCP/C - Socket programming client/server communication applications under Unix (Distributed databases, replicated databases, and server communications with fault tolerance).

  • Java/C - Database querying software using ODBC, DB2, and SQL.

  • C++/OpenGL - Undergraduate Thesis – 3d Visualization of Object-Oriented Programs

Software (Deployment & Administration)

  • Microsoft Office365 and Azure Active Directory

  • Blackbaud K-12 Student Information System and Learning Management System

  • Blackbaud Raiser's Edge

  • Naviance College and Career Readiness Solution

  • OpenText FirstClass to Office365 E-mail Migration

  • Novell Groupwise to Microsoft Exchange E-mail Migration

  • Apache Web Server SEO customizations

  • HyperV/VMWare Virtualization

  • Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, MySQL

Hardware (Installation, Configuration, Administration and Maintenance)

  • Troubleshot and repaired hundreds of Apple Macbook Pros/Airs as an Apple Certified Mac Technician

  • HP Proliant and IBM servers

  • HP EVA 4000 Storage Area Network

  • HP MSL6000 Tape Libraries

  • HP Procurve Switches

  • Cisco Access Points and Wireless LAN Controllers

  • APC Smart UPS 3000/5000 including the configuration of APCʼs Powerchute graceful shutdown software


Microsoft Certified Office Specialist - 2016 - present

Apple Certified Mac Technician - 2010 - present

Apple Certified Helpdesk Specialist - 2007 - 2011

Apple Certified Portable Technician - 2007 - 2009

Other Experience & Training

Coach - Ridley College Sailing - 2007 - 2012

Coach - Ridley College Golf - 2007 - 2012

Supply Teacher - Ridley College - Grade 11 Computer Science - 2015 - 2017

CPR, defibrillator and first-aid certification - 2008 - present

Certified to work in confined spaces - 2012 - present

Certified to work at heights - 2012 - present

Father, photographer, golfer, camper, hiker, tinkerer.


Available upon request.