/Michael O'Hara

About Michael O'Hara

Michael O'Hara is Managing Director of DataSolutions. Michael joined Data Solutions in 1993 as Financial Controller, in 1995 was appointed the Financial Director. In 1998 he was appointed the Managing Director of Data Solutions. As a businessman with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, he knows what it takes to run, sustain and develop a sturdy, reliable company. He has a deep knowledge of the channel and a track record of producing strong year-over-year growth even in tough economic climates. Michael is building world-class sales and marketing company that understands the challenges vendors and resellers face in the fast changing IT market of today. He has a deep conviction that if you specialise and become an expert in the technologies you sell everything else falls in place. He is passionate about hiring the right of people to join the Data Solutions team be they sales, marketers or technologists. People who value customer service and trust and that they themselves have a strong desire to reach their own personal potential. Not one to shy away from the media, Michael has made multiple appearances on television, radio, online, and in print media promoting not only Data Solutions but our vendors and events held throughout the country. Prior to joining Data Solutions, Michael was employed as an Audit Manager with RSM Farrell Grant Sparks (who subsequently merged with Grant Thornton). Michael graduated with honours from both GMIT (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology) and Athlone Institute of Technology where he specialised in Business and Accountancy before going on to sit his ACCA, a certification that he has held for over 25 years. In his own time, he enjoys nearly every team sport in existence, hiking (especially in the Wicklow mountains) and reading historical fiction. Michael is not known for his cooking skills but regularly bakes homemade bread for the team in Data Solutions.

November 2015