Our Leadership Team brings a wealth of experience, demonstrated results, and a commitment to bringing huge value to our clients.
Sandy Hamel – President & CEO
Sandy has an uncanny ability to analyze, conceptualize, and focus on business processes and problems, clearly seeing and articulating systematic solutions. Known for taking the most practical approach to solving every problem, Sandy has held the role of Controller, Accountant, and Systems Designer for two other successful businesses. Clients love working with Sandy because of her depth of understanding of business processes and her ability to improve each business system with affordable solutions that keep you working on your business rather than in it.
Sandy was a founding board member of the Vancouver Island Youth Dance Theatre (known as DanceStreams), and served on the steering committee for the Victoria Good News Choir for many years. Sandy is a founding board member for the We Rage We Weep Alzheimer’s Foundation and continues to sit on the board. As well Sandy is currently Treasurer of both Lifetime Networks and CFAX Santa’s Anonymous.
"Sandy has an innate ability to move business challenges to opportunities. Sandy's broad experience, approach to complex problem statements and understanding of her clients’ needs results in innovative and cost effective solutions. Sandy and her team consistently deliver high quality service."
— Monty McKay Manager, Partner Services Purolator
Blair Chan-Kent – Director of Software Development
Blair has been pivotal in the growth at AOS over the last 12 years. He received his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Applied Computing Science from the University of Winnipeg. His career has focused on software development, quality assurance, and analysis. Blair is very easy going; a great communicator who has a remarkable ability to listen to clients and translate their needs into complex software solutions that are exceptionally user friendly.
"Blair is an integral part of the Christmas Giving Network’s success, growth and sustainability. We appreciate his ability to assess the complex data requirements of each of the community programs involved in the Network and transfer those needs into one, comprehensible, user friendly database. As a result of Blair’s expertise the Network is confident in its responsibility to the community, and able to serve hundreds more in need."
— Christine Hewitt, Christmas Giving Network
Michele Hansen – Director of Professional Services
With over 25 years’ experience in small business in roles ranging from HR, to training, administration, sales, marketing, branding, accounting, customer service, training and more Michele bridges the gap between your team and your information. Michele believes that great teamwork is the ability not only to do your own part, but to see how your work and the work of your team members fits together and constantly seeking to align your own work in a way that best moves the whole forward.
"In my work with Michele, I have found her to be dedicated to clear communication that left me feeling like I was always in touch with the pulse of what was happening. She communicated regularly and with great instincts for what was needed. Michele was professional and warm at all times. She has the ability to see the big picture and translate it into operational directions and positive feedback, which is key to the success of every project."
— Clemens Rettich Business Consulting Ltd.