HI Tech Hui is a locally-owned cyber security and IT services consulting firm. HI Tech Hui is a "formal club" of technical experts. No other company in Hawaii has access to the network of IT and cyber security experts that HI Tech Hui works with on a daily basis. That's why HI Tech Hui is considered one of the best IT support and cyber security companies in Hawaii.

HI Tech Hui's executive team has worked with large local businesses and global Fortune 500 firms 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 Enterprise-class cyber security and IT knowledge and services for the local small and medium business.

Our Vision

We are Hawaii’s Cybersecurity experts! Our team helps protect Hawaii’s businesses from cyber attacks, data loss and downtime. We augment internal IT departments with our cybersecurity expertise.

We are a driving force in educating the community and we strive to help grow Hawaii’s talent through our community efforts. We help drive the tech industry in Hawaii making our State a better and safer place for the future!

Our company operates with a set of core values that we live by. We create a fun working environment where we are all passionate about what we do and love where we work.  We want to provide the best customer experience possible and do what we can to make this world a better, happier place... one person, one employee, one customer at a time.

Core Values

Family and faith always come first. We make time for the important things in life. Our customers and employees are part of our ohana.

IMUA- Pursue Growth & Learning: We live in a world where technology changes at the speed of light and our knowledge grows to stay ahead of it. We are the best of the best in our industry because we have a constant passion for learning everything from technology to business and personal growth.

We believe in making this world a better place. We believe in doing the right thing over the easy thing. It’s important for us to live with integrity, honesty and kindness.

Make the most of your life, enjoy it, savor it, create happiness, be happiness, have fun, laugh out loud. Life is a journey; enjoy the ride. Our happiness is contagious to everyone we interact with.

We love amazing customer service! We expect the best and think our customers deserve the best, too! It’s important to us to go the extra mile, provide the best service and go above and beyond. Our mission is to WOW you!

Live aloha, be aloha. Our vision and mission go beyond tech and profits. We care deeply for our employees and customers. It’s about spreading aloha, forgiveness and taking risks to build deeper connections.

Meet our Team

Chuck Lerch

Chief Executive Officer and Visonary

Chuck Lerch is an expert in IT Architecture and Infrastructure. His diverse experience with multiple industries and startups has helped him solve the most technical and complex IT problems. He's been the CIO and CTO at numerous companies with great emphasis on security. His passion for secure networks is what lead him to his love and vision to bring cybersecurity solutions to the Hawaiian islands.

Anne-Marie Lerch

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Happiness Officer

Anne-Marie has a diverse background in systems management, software development, data warehousing and Business Intelligence. She has managed multiple large scale enterprise software development and Big Data projects. Anne-Marie has worked for companies such as Accenture, Microsoft and Zappos (subsidiary of Amazon) as well as various start-ups. Her love for business strategy and technology is what inspired her to start a consulting company in Hawaii. She specializes in project management for software development projects.

Loren Aquino

Chief Operations Officer

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 support 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 our Project & 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 sales and event coordinating. Her skills allow her to excel in project coordination performed with phenomenal companies in multiple niche’s. Ally spends her down time exploring wineries and making memories with her husband and 2 boys.

Austin Chong Tim

Cyber Analyst, Tech Support

Austin has many years of experience in customer service, non-profits, and IT support. His knowledge was expanded in his time working as a Network Assistant performing services in Active Directory, Server Management, and Microsoft based management: O365. Austin has two Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA): Routing and Switching certifications that he acquired from Fort Hays State University. He has plans to graduate with a B.S. in Computer Networking. When he's not hard at work, Austin enjoys waterfall hikes, kayaking, spending time with his three golden retrievers, and hanging out with his three year old son.

Chris Rosario

Cyber Analyst, Tech Support

Chris is a Support Tech at HI Tech Hui with extensive experience performing remote desktop support specializing in the healthcare industry. As a former minister and former dependency case manager, his drive to help people and his passion for solving problems and working with computers brought him to the cybersecurity industry. When Chris is not working, he is enjoying time with his wife, playing with his two daughters (usually taking on the role as a dinosaur), watching Seinfeld or The Office, and playing the drums.

Ilea Beddow

Cyber Analyst

Ilea is our newest Cyber Analyst. She is our in-house Apple expert having worked as a technical specialist at Apple for two years. She is part of the Hawaii Air National Guard in the Cyber Security Unit. She is getting her Associates degree in IT with a focus in Information Security Assurance. Her love of travel has brought her to countries such as: South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, and Taiwan all within the last 2 years.

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.

Joe Del Rosario

Solutions Architect

Joe has been working in the Information Technology space since he started his IT Career in 1994 as a Co-Op at Northern Telecom (Nortel) in Richardson, Texas. For the next 16 years, Joe has expanded his Network Expertise in a variety of industries including Consumer Goods, Network Consulting Services, Aviation, and Insurance, working alongside companies such as Procter and Gamble, International Network Services, and Aviall. In 2010, Joe further augmented his IT expertise as a Sales Engineer with Radware and then as a Systems Architect with Optiv. This vast array of experience as an End User, Reseller, Consultant, and Vendor in both Networking and Cyber Security is what now allows him to provide unique perspectives and vast knowledge to assist the IT needs in Hawaii.

Jules Sukhabut

Project Manager & Business Systems Analyst

Jules is a well-rounded and success-driven entrepreneur and Angel Investor. Jules brings over 15 years of experience in business development and project management, managing client communications while capturing requirements and implementing technology solutions. With an educational background in Information Technology, his previous experience includes consulting in the financial industry as well as online casino gaming systems. Jules was a Co-Founder of OrderDynamics and Bagna Networks.

Katie Billingsley

Finance Manager & Graphic Designer

Katie has her BA in Business Management and her Masters in Business Entertainment. You'll see Katie's creativity in many of HTHs marketing projects. When she's not working graphics or marketing, she's handles the numbers and helps manage all the finances, bookkeeping and invoicing. Katie enjoys spending time with her family, attending local concerts with friends, and traveling abroad.

Meghdad Abbaszadegan

UI UX Designer

Meghdad is a mission driven UX & Product specialist. He is passionate about helping conscious organizations build user-centric products. Meghdad has a diverse background in User Experience Design, Product Management and Software Development. He has been featured in Startups.com, The Goodmen Project, Entrepreneur's Organization, Business Journal and more. Meghdad is also a director at Startup Grind, the largest independent startup community in the world, powered by Google for Startups.

Ruby Aquino

Team Support

Ruby has joined the HI Tech Hui team with more than 20 years of customer service. Investing over 10 years of experience with IT industries, Ruby has the insight and knowledge to provide our customers with exceptional technical and customer support. When she’s not hard at work, Ruby enjoys exploring, trail running, hiking, beach, cycling and spending time with husband Loren and their 2 kids.

Stacy Aitken

VP of Sales

With over 25 years of sales and management experience, Stacy Aitken has been selling Strategic Technology Solutions in every industry to company’s of every size in the US and Globally. Stacy works very closely to know her customers business inside and out to be a valued resource to them, building deep relationships so they think of her as member of their own organizations. Philanthropy is just as important to Stacy both from a personal and professional level.