The ITS Infrastructure Team

Robert Kolowitz

Infrastructure Director
rkolowitz@usfca.edu
415.422.4020

Robert oversees strategic planning, implementation, delivery, performance, and quality of leading edge technology related to networking, data center operations, voice/video and data management services. Robert is also responsible for developing, distributing, supporting, enforcing, and integrating best practices and technology standards across the University.

 

Annemarie Cruz

Sr. Project Manager
acruz10@usfca.edu
415.422.2096

Annemarie has been managing projects at the University of San Francisco since 2016. As a project manager, she collaborates with staff and contractors on various infrastructure improvement projects. She has over 15 years of diverse IT experience with over 11 years of dedicated service in a large corporate environment. With career experience ranging from setting up a new call center to large scale deployments and upgrades, she is motivated to deliver high quality results efficiently and on time. She has effectively planned deployments for domestic and international locations, being very customer service focused and organized. She enjoys the fast paced, always changing work environment at USF.


 


Edmond Kwok

Desktop Engineering Manager
ekwok@usfca.edu
415.422.5839

Edmond Kwok is the Manager of Desktop Engineering at the University of San Francisco. He obtained an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Davis. He also holds two Masters degrees from the University of San Francisco; a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Finance and International Business, as well as a second Master’s of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) with concentrations in Information Security and Biotechnology. Edmond is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Citrix Certified Administrator, ITIL practitioner, and Qualysguard Certified Specialist. He was also the recipient of the ITS Professional Growth Award.


 


Nicki Montoya

Telecom Manager
nnle@usfca.edu
415.422.2218

Nicki Montoya is the Telecom Manager for the University of San Francisco. Her expertise ranges from leading the team of engineers and technicians responsible for the design and maintenance of cables and connections for USF's telephony system to selecting vendors to assist with the various projects. She also assists ITS with the annual giving campaign and as a marshall to assist with emergency procedures.

Nicki has worked on the ITS Finance and Vendor Management team prior to joining the Infrastructure team.


 


Manny Ruiz

Infrastructure Systems  Manager
mruiz13@usfca.edu
415.422.5808

Manny came to USF after 19 years of running a technology consulting firm in San Jose; the company spread to San Francisco, Newport Beach, Austin, Texas, and Washington DC.  After nearly 20 years of working in the IT sector he chose to improve the quality of life and ventured toward higher education and is now the infrastructure systems manager.  Manny spends his weekends with family at races and is a local champion and a national-level trophy holder in three different classes—cars ranging from modified to showroom stock and showroom prepared.  When he isn’t racing cars, he’s tending his garden where he has over ten fruit trees and the greens for a fresh cut salad every night; living in the South Bay does have a few advantages.  His favorite vacation destinations are Xcaret, Mexico, Palm Springs, California, and of course Manhattan, New York.  Manny has said he very truly enjoys his new position at USF and looks forward to the future one wonderful day at a time.

Brad Beck

Network Manager
bbeck2@usfca.edu
415.422.4384

Brad came to USF with a wealth of experience managing networks. 

Travis Ju

Senior Telecom Engineer
tju@usfca.edu
415.422.4759

Travis came to USF with a wealth of telephony experience. 

Armando Hernandez

Senior Cabling Engineer
ahernandez61@usfca.edu
415.422.4759

Travis came to USF with a wealth of telephony experience. 

Dan Shapin

Network Manager
bbeck2@usfca.edu
415.422.4384

Brad came to USF with a wealth of experience managing networks. 

James Trieu

Network Manager
bbeck2@usfca.edu
415.422.4384

Brad came to USF with a wealth of experience managing networks. 

Amine Bouhamidi

Network Manager
bbeck2@usfca.edu
415.422.4384

Brad came to USF with a wealth of experience managing networks. 

Jason Wu

Network Manager
bbeck2@usfca.edu
415.422.4384

Brad came to USF with a wealth of experience managing networks. 

Michael Ong

Network Manager
bbeck2@usfca.edu
415.422.4384

Brad came to USF with a wealth of experience managing networks. 

Ted Fong

UNIX System Administrator
thfong@usfca.edu
415.422.2649

Ted joined USF in Jan 2016 as a Unix System Administrator. Ted has a postgraduate diploma in Computing and has held similar roles at Kaiser Permanente, Yahoo, Fujitsu, IBM and JP Morgan Chase. Ted has worked on Solaris 11, disaster recovery, and storage projects. 

Mike Wineke

Desktop Systems Engineer
mwineke@usfca.edu
415.422.5429

Mike came to USF with a wealth of experience working on desktop systems. 

Eric Valenzuela

Desktop Systems Engineer
eavalenzuela@usfca.edu
415.422.3692

Brad came to USF with a wealth of experience managing networks. 

Laurie Ochsner

Project Manager
leochsner@usfca.edu
415.422.4384

Laurie came to USF with a wealth of experience managing projects. 

Marian Graney

Project Manager
mgraney@usfca.edu
415.422.4384

Marian came to USF with a wealth of experience managing projects. 

Dan Mohler

Technical Writer/Editor
dmohler@usfca.edu
415.422.4069

Dan came to USF with a wealth of experience creating and managing documentation. He has worked with the ISO, ETS, and Infrastructure teams at USF.