Chuck Lerch

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

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 while focusing 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 VP of Marketing

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.

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.


DA HUI

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

Joseph (Joe) Del Rosario

Solutions Architect

Joseph 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.

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.

Jules Sukhabut

Project Manager & Business Systems Analyst

Jules Sukhabut 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 at Royal Bank of Canada as a project manager and business systems analysis for online banking and stock trading systems, as well as online casino gaming systems at Cryptologic. Jules was a Co-Founder of OrderDynamics and Bagna Networks. Jules’s recent investments include Von Bismark, creators of The Mall X on Xbox One, FilmDoo a video-on-demand platform for independent films, as well as The Drip Club an eCigarette and eLiquid manufacturer & online retail distributor.

Austin Chong Tim

Cyber Analyst, Tech Support

Austin joins our team with many years of experience in customer service, non-profits, and IT support. His knowledge was expanded in his time with Keiki O Ka 'Aina 2015-2019 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 and is currently working to obtain Sophos certifications and complete other trainings with HTH. 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.

Ally Turner

Project and Marketing Manager

Ally is our Project 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.

Katie Billingsley

Finance and Graphics Manager

Katie has her BA in Business Management and her Masters in Business Entertainment.  When she's not working on marketing, she's handles the numbers and helps manage all the finances, bookkeeping and invoicing.

Steffani Nierras

Account Manager

After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Communication, Steffani has spent the greater part of 10 years building and cultivating relationships as an Account Manager. While her industry background is diverse, Steffani believes that excellent customer service, strong organizational skills, and high performing products and services increase a clients experience with any company. This is exactly what Steffani strives to deliver this to the HI Tech Hui client and prospect Ohana daily.

Ruby Aquino

Help Desk 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.

Yaxin Tao

Marketing Assistant

Yaxin started off with HI Tech Hui as an intern, but is now working for HTH part-time. She helps out with the accounting team and assists with our marketing efforts. Yaxin is so excited to work with this amazing, heart-warming team! She very much appreciate this amazing opportunity at HI Tech Hui with a group of great and friendly people.