Our Story

HI Tech Hui is the result of a merger between PCFive O and Phoenix Group Consulting, two highly professional and experienced companies. Both have been in operation for several years and we decided to merge and combine our experience and knowledge to offer superior expertise and services for our growing client base.

So what exactly is HI Tech Hui? A Hui, in Hawaiian terms, is a formal club or association. And that’s exactly what we are. High Tech Hui a “formal club” of technical experts. Every member of our executive team has extensive experience with Fortune 500 firms around the globe, including Amazon, Zappos, Gap, Barclays, Wall Street, Microsoft, Accenture and many other startups. We bring that enterprise-level expertise to companies throughout Hawaii. That means that our “hui” offers you top-class service and technical knowledge.


Max Parisi

Managing Partner & Network Expert

Max has been working with technology since Radio Shack was the only place to buy computers. He cut his teeth as a network consultant designing, managing and deploying networks for wall street firms such as Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase and others before switching over to consult for Port Authority of NY and NJ. He has been in Hawaii since 2004 and been a trusted adviser for many of Hawaii’s largest companies.

Anne-Marie Lerch

Managing Partner & Data Scientist

Anne-Marie has a diverse background in systems management, software development, data warehousing and Business Intelligence. She has managed multiple software development projects as well as data warehousing projects. Anne-Marie has worked for companies such as Accenture, Microsoft and Zappos (subsidiary of Amazon) as well as various start-ups.

Loren Aquino

Chief Operations Officer and Principal Analyst

Loren has been working in Information Technology since 1995 when he started his IT career in as a Network Technician. Since then, he has designed, installed and supported Hawaii businesses from various industries including healthcare, finance, insurance, construction and legal, just to name a few. Throughout his career, he has continuously developed both his technical and management experience earning him the reputation as the “go-to” resource for technical, operational and managerial IT consulting. As a former executive of one of Hawaii’s largest IT consulting firms, Loren brings his first-hand experience of managing the growth of a successful IT consulting firm to the HI Tech Hui ohana.


We are a group of diverse independent contractors and employees working together to help companies with their specific IT needs.

Ally Turner

Project and Marketing Manager

Ally is a Project and Marketing Manager with more than 10 years’ experience in sales and customer management. Having completed her Bachelors in Business with a minor in marketing, she discovered a love for event coordinating. Her skills allow her to excel in project coordination performed with phenomenal companies in multiple niche’s. Ally is thrilled to share and expand her knowledge of IT management and marketing with Hi Tech Hui. Located on the East Coast, Ally works remotely for Hi Tech Hui and dreams of returning to the island to bask in the Hawaiian beauty.

Joel Delacruz

Systems Engineer

Joel has been in technology since 1999 when he was building and maintaining systems for Atlantis Cyperspace, a virtual reality platform. He went on to freelance in web development (PHP) and network/workstation deployments. Since then he's been providing IT consultations and IT infrastructure deployments for businesses. He's covered a variety of industries, from CPAs, medical clinics, project management/construction firms, real estate, and mortgage companies. On his free time, he likes to play music (piano, guitar, drums and bass) or expand his very large collection of Transformers.

Madisynne Kosky

Finance and Accounting

Madisynne has worked with small businesses for the last 5 years. She is passionate at helping small businesses succeed and is excited about the opportunity to share and expand her accounting knowledge with High Tech Hui.

Joel Leo

Systems Engineer

Joel is a certified systems engineer with an extensive record of accomplishments in architecting, deploying and supporting infrastructure and applications in enterprise-scale environments. His specialties include Active Directory, architecture, virtualization, and networking.

Mike Ige

Technical Services Manager

Mike has been working in IT since 2001 when he initiated his career as a PC Technician for a fast food chain. Since then he's worked at various IT consulting companies in Hawaii where his roles advanced from Help Desk Support to Project Manager and Senior Server Administrator. Customer service is Mike's top priority! Mike's best quality is his ability to communicate in terms that everyone can understand. He has a great balance between being professional but casual with clients.

Jim McBee

Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory Expert

Jim is an expert in Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory consulting and has been an Exchange Server MVP since 2001. He is best known for his writing and work in the Microsoft Exchange Server community including speaking at events world-wide and publishing the Exchange 24Seven and Mastering Exchange Server series of books.

Morgan Mitchell

Help Desk Support

Morgan is our helpdesk expert. He's great at solving problems and handles a diverse range of issues. He brings with him a fresh enthusiasm for all things information technology and is excited that he is constantly learning something new each and every day in the tech industry. He is committed to providing the best level of customer care with aloha that High Tech Hui is famous for.