Meet our Team of Experts

Bringing people and technology together for over 20 years.

Executive Team

Brian Burke

Brian Burke

President and CEO

has been very active in the local business community, including the SBA, SPD, Medinah, Alexian Brothers, Children's Advocacy Center, Rotary Club and more!

Jim Burke

Jim Burke

COO and Multi-department VP

is a golfer who is also involved in the community (SBA Board of Directors, Business Development Commission) and wears many hats—leading by strong example.

Bob VanValkenburg

Bob VanValkenburg

Vice President of Sales

benefitted from Xerox's strong sales training program and he puts decades of experience to use overseeing our commercial software and web products division.

Administrative Support

Patricia Errera

Patricia Errera

Finance Director

has 35+ years of experience (City of Chicago, etc.) handling accounting duties such as payroll and HR responsibilities like insurance and new hire support.

Carol Fiandalo

Carol Fiandalo

Administration

joined Links after 10 years at the Schaumburg Business Association and brings her number-crunching passion to help companies save money.

Mary Nystrom

Mary Nystrom

Administration

has worked in various administrative positions in Ohio and Illinois, now focusing on our TariffShark accounts (when she isn't gardening or decorating).

Angie Ruffolo

Angie Ruffolo

Administration

Managed IT Services & Support

Eden Altmeyer

Eden Altmeyer

IT Support

enjoys politics and philosophy, but hopes to turn his penchant for technology into a career—first graduating with honors, now an internship at Links.

Chris Balogh

Chris Balogh

Senior Solutions Architect

started with Links while earning an AS in Network Systems Administration, then a BS in Network and Communications Management, and now a CCNA certification.

Mario Barbieri

Mario Barbieri

Support Services Engineer

takes pride in helping customers and troubleshooting new technology for 15+ years but also loves spending time with family, music and classic cars.

Brian A. Burke

Brian A. Burke

IT Support

is a recent graduate of Conant High School who is passionate about golf, running, basketball and watching his Chicago Cubs whenever he gets the chance.

Andy Haggard

Andy Haggard

IT Support Engineer

served with distinction in the US Navy for four years, is CompTIA Network+ certified, and brings experience as a help desk technician who likes board games.

Nick Janasek

Nick Janasek

IT Support Engineer

started down the IT path by building high-end gaming PCs, then graduating from DeVry, before serving as a Systems Administrator in the automotive industry.

Nathan Kanabrocki

Nathan Kanabrocki

Service Technician

graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's degree in Cyber Security who likes the Cubs and Bears, as well as playing golf and video games.

Henry Kozera

Henry Kozera

IT Support Engineer

is a CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certified technician with 25+ years of experience performing installations who enjoys woodworking and motorcycling.

Joe Lugay

Joe Lugay

IT Support Engineer

is a photographer and pianist with 15+ years of IT experience as a positive and adaptive support technician, help desk analyst and technical specialist.

Joane McLeod

Joane McLeod

Business Anaylst

volunteers with several village and political committees and brings decades of recognition auditing security and consulting on compliance reporting.

Patrick McManamon

Patrick McManamon

Director Support Services

is an avid White Sox fan who still answers helpdesk calls after 20+ years—taking pride in his team's ability to "bring people and technology together."

Hugh Murray

Hugh Murray

IT Support Engineer

has an Associate's Degree in Network Engineering and Electro/Mechanical Engineering, several training certificates, and is an Apple Certified Technician.

Tone Przyszlak

Tone Przyszlak

Managed Services

has many areas of IT expertise, is VMware VTSP certified, and was featured in Fortune Magazine's "Finding, Training and Keeping the Best Service Workers."

Patty Richter

Patty Richter

is putting her project management and implementation skills to use integrating our new managed services platform with accounting and various workflows.

Corben Sadowski

Corben Sadowski

IT Support Engineer

is a bowler with a bachelor's in Computer Science, plus IT networking, troubleshooting and management skills from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.

Andrew Sheridan

Andrew Sheridan

Professional Services Engineer

was a department scholar for Network Technologies at Western Illinois University, has a strong Linux background, and likes to work out and play racquetball.

Software Development

Ethan Bonin

Ethan Bonin

Sr. Full Stack Software Engineer

has worked on projects with a high focus on HIPAA and security compliance, skillfully and clearly communicating between engineers and clients.

Steve Goldberg

Steve Goldberg

Product Support Specialist

is a baseball fanatic who helps companies use our TariffShark products by any means necessary—user guides, instructional videos, remote training, etc.

John Klein

John Klein

Project Manager

has a long and diverse software background in analytics and design, project management and quality assurance for large firms such as Cisco and CVS/Caremark.

Gary Kravis

Gary Kravis

Director of Software Solutions

is a "safe computing" poker player with decades of experience developing software for energy companies—including our tariff document management products.

Joe Lutz

Joe Lutz

Principal Software Engineer

is a full-stack JavaScript ninja focused on building secure scalable enterprise web applications hosted in the cloud ... also pretty decent at poker

Sean Rios

Sean Rios

Senior Software Engineer

honed his development skills with companies such as Volition and Legacy.com before becoming deeply involved with the development of our TariffShark products.

Joe Russell

Joe Russell

Software Developer

played soccer for Coastal Carolina University where he also honed his IS/CS talents as a developer of applications, websites and web services.

Dan Scimo

Dan Scimo

Software Quality Associate

is our resident hockey expert (Go Blackhawks!) who has unique ways of testing for bugs in our software and is learning C# and SQL programming.

Tom Tomsovic

Tom Tomsovic

Programmer

has a strong technical background and understanding of design usability from his DePaul degree in video game development, and he loves attending concerts.

Web Design & Marketing

Brent Levy

Brent Levy

Web Designer

is a gamer with experience building a web presence for professionals in the medical field through adapting websites, interactive media, SEO and social media.

Colette Mazzoni

Colette Mazzoni

Web Designer

is a dog lover who started working at Links while attending Illinois State University, where she became proficient in designing on the web and in print.

Tim Nyquist

Tim Nyquist

Senior Web & Graphic Designer

is a Detroit sports fan who has designed hundreds of websites and print collateral for Valparaiso University and Links Technology the past two decades.

Brittany Street

Brittany Street

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

majored in social media and marketing at Bradley and brings her SBA networking and people skills to Links to elevate the web presence of our clients.

Technology Staffing

Amber Boytis

Amber Boytis

Sr. Technical Recruiter

earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University and enjoys the NFL and going to the beach with her children.

Tim Hart

Tim Hart

VP of Professionals (East)

has 30+ years of experience with industry leaders such as Sprint, NCR, Unisys, Lucent, Bank of American, and Cisco in North and South America and SE Asia.

Tom Kretz

Tom Kretz

VP of Talent & Services

is a US Army veteran and tech industry executive of 25 years who manages our F100 clients and heads recruitment and staffing operations nationwide.

Sarah McClarey

Sarah McClarey

Cisco Analyst

has a technical certification in LAN Management from Harper College with experience as a network technician and managing Crystal Reports and ERP conversions.

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