Michael Oshust

Michael Oshust

Senior Consultant

  •  Newmarket, 

key skills

Strategic Management – Experienced in vendor management, contract negotiations and strategic financial analysis to increase efficiencies and reduce costs while maintaining solid rapport with business partners.

Team Leadership and Budget Management– Expertise in leading and building cohesive cross functional teams and collaborating with senior executives in improving operations and starting up new business locations while overseeing staff and managing budgets. 

Process Improvements – Devised and implemented processes, procedures, systems and internal controls to strengthen operations, increase productivity and enhance customer satisfaction.


  • End-to-end Project Management experience (Initiation, Planning, Risks Management, Execution, Control & Closure) using Waterfall, Agile, PMBOK and CMM methodologies in matrix environments (local and off-shore).
  • Over 15 years of experience in IT projects (implementations, RFS, RFP, RFI- upgrades) in the enterprise environments.
  • Experience managing multiple Projects simultaneously while providing the weekly status reports for stakeholders.
  • Managing project budgets (fixed and tam) – ranges from $50,000 to $3M.
  • Change Management - standard methods and procedures for effective managing of all changes.

core accomplishments

  • Accountable for a change that resulted in completing the project 2 weeks ahead of schedule for Fallsview Casino project. The project had a fixed budget.
  • Spearheaded the decommission of virtual machines, resulting in a 40% decrease in revenue paid to the Hewlett Packard managed data centre.
  • Successfully managed the Desktop Transformation Project (DTP) deployment on time and under budget (fixed budget) for all CIBC retail locations (branches).
  • Successfully managed the Shell Canada POS deployment across Canada on a fixed budget project with 10 direct and in-direct resources allocated to the project (Project Coordinator, Project Manager and SME’s).


work history

Work History


Aug 1996 - Present


Led teams (off shore & local) in the Healthcare, Telecommunications, Financial, Government and Retail sectors to meet milestones, identify savings, and deliver solutions for clients.

Delivered successful projects while providing project status reports, budgets, resource allocation to project stake-holders using tools such as MS Office, VISIO, MS Project, MS SharePoint, Lotus Notes, Jira and Celoxsis.

eHealth Ontario

Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

Project Consultant


eHealth Ontario required a project manager to lead the overall strategy, design, and planning and implementation efforts to migrate and decommission all virtual servers in the Data Centre.


  • Provided leadership to a team of software engineers, architects, programmers, analysts, QA experts, and testers in a matrix environment for the data centre decommissioning. The consolidation included application builds on new VMWare environments with SQL, Oracle, Middleware, Wintel, and Networking resources, as well as Product Owners (application and hardware). Provided weekly status and progress updates to eHealth project sponsors. 
  • Managed a team of analysts during monthly critical server patches as interim Patch Manager for the TOC team, which includes attending CAB & TRB meetings and monitoring implementations (Change Requests) after hours (24/7). This included Go/No-go decision points for every patch. All patches were tested in Pre-Prod and transitioned to Production.
  • Spearheaded the decommission of virtual machines, resulting in a 40% decrease in revenue paid to the Hewlett Packard managed data centre. Successfully met the timelines to consolidate and decommission virtual machines.

GE Canada

Mar 2014 - Sep 2014

Senior Consultant


GE Canada required a senior consultant to gather, analyze, identify and document the onboarding “current state” process and to provide a culture of continuous improvement by: conducting strategic, financial and root cause analysis; assessing internal process issues, and identifying best practices and improvement opportunities.


  • Identified duplication of effort, unnecessary steps, cycle time delays, and opportunities for automation.
  • Identified 44% reduction in current processes based on recommended implementations.
  • Provided new training material that consisted of on-boarding, remote (F5) access, backing up local data and mobility setup and usage.

IBM Canada

Jul 2010 - Jan 2014

Project Consultant


IBM Canada required a project manager to work onsite at Rogers Communications as the objective was to transition all legacy hardware, applications, back-end software (retail stores) and processes to the new IBM environment to meet program objectives.


  • Led teams (off shore & local) delivering software and hardware projects. This included managing relationships between business units and IT to validate the objectives, and jointly write the solution with Rogers Communications. Managed the project scope, schedule and costs between stakeholder groups and product owners (Rogers businesses) within the project team. Application builds were built in DR, as well as in production. 
  • Planed, prepared and maintained project schedules.
  • Identified the critical path and determined milestones, control points, and Go/No-go decision points into the schedule.
  • Successfully managed concurrent projects using following Change Management protocols with project budgets exceeding $1M, and with > 20 project team members in a technical / business environment. Budgets varied on projects from $50,000 to $1M.

Radiometer America

Mar 2009 - Mar 2010

Senior IT Specialist 


Radiometer America required a senior IT Specialist to deploy / implement the RADIANCE software systematically to all identified hospitals in North America.


  • Implemented and provided training of RADIANCE software for various acute care (blood gas results in the ICU, PICU, Neonatal, and Emergency Units) accounts across North America. This required travel (>50%) to locations for installations, training and support (24/7). Validated communication via HL7 to RADIANCE server, and analyzed HL7 logs to validate right tables on patient information. Communicated with clients to ensure that project charters and plans were on schedule.
  • Successfully implemented RADIANCE to over 25 locations across North America (including the largest implementation at University of Alberta

project implementations

Planned, directed, and managed the following implementations –

  • CIBC ~ Accountable for the enterprise wide Data Transformation of all CIBC retail locations across Canada – Deployment of 24,000 desktops / 1,400 servers / 1,400 CISCO devices / 1,600 MFP's with 25,000 + users on time / under budget.
  • Scotiabank ~ Accountable for the deployment of new desktops (1500), and a Data Transformation from a Novell / Zenworks environment to Windows Server 2003.
  • Soroc ~ Accountable for the hardware refresh deployment for 1100 CIBC locations across Canada.
  • Ministry of Transportation OS2 to Wintel desktop upgrade.
  • Buchanan Associates ~ Fallsview Casino deployment consisted of a net new environment consisting of Windows Server 2003, Office 2003, SharePoint Server, Exchange, Project Server 2003, Windows 2000 client on Dell desktops (600), Dell laptops (125).
  • Getronics for Shell Canada ~ New POS to all retail locations across Canada.
  • IBM for Rogers ~ Windows 7 / Office 2010 Deployment to laptops (1,250) and desktops (6,000) at Bloor St & Brampton offices.

previous experience

Scotiabank  /  CIBC  /  Hewlett Packard (for CIBC)  /  IBM (for CAMH)  /  Soroc Technology (for CIBC)  /  Gamma Dynacare Medical Laboratories  /  Sprint  /  Buchanan Associates (for Fallsview Casino)  /  Ministry of Transportation  /  Ministry of Community & Social Services  /  Yellow Pages  /  Getronics (for Shell Canada)  /  Capgemini  /  Lavalife (LAN Administrator)   /  Bell Canada (District LAN Administrator)  /  Tele Connect Systems  /  Sam the Record Man (retail manager)

Software skills

Windows (Win 3.0 – Windows 10)

Microsoft Office (Office 3.0 – Office 365) Microsoft Visio (all versions)

SharePoint Server (2001 – 2010) Microsoft Project ( 95 – Project 2013)

Apple OS X

Blackberry, Android & iOS devices

JIRA / Celoxsis / Lotus Notes


Cisco WebEx Advanced Course

           Cisco Learning

Web Design Certificate Course

           York University

Microsoft Certified Trainer

            IKON Training Centre

Microsoft Solution Framework

           IKON Training Centre

IT Project Mgt Certificate

           Ryerson Polytechnic

ITIL v2 Service Mgt Course

           Pink Elephant Training


ITIL v2 Foundation                                                      issued in 1999

Microsoft Certified Professional                              issued in 1999



Toronto School of Business College


Business Administration Diploma with Honours (91%)

Brother Edmund Rice Secondary School




CIBC Achievers Award Award 

for  Quarter 3 1997, Quarter 2 1998,   Quarter 3 1999  &  Quarter 3 2001

CIBC “Doing-It-Right” Award 

for  Quarter 3 1999 &  Quarter 4 1998

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