Chief Executive Officer
CEO Jim Akerhielm is a 30-year veteran of the information technology and telecommunications industries. A consummate thought-leader and business strategist, Jim is especially adept in leading start-up and portfolio companies to post outstanding returns for their investors. Jim earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and Executive Masters of Engineering in the Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. Jim and his wife, Karen, have been married for 26 years and have two children.
A proven leader with roots in information technology, Don Monistere currently serves as TekLinks’ President, providing executive oversight and leadership in all areas of the company. During Don’s tenure, he has been Chief Operations Officer, Executive Vice President of Managed and Cloud Services, and Vice President of Commercial Sales. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master of Business Administration from Aspen University. Don is also is also a competitive bodybuilder, triathlon competitor, martial arts expert, writer, book author, husband, and father to four.
Chief Financial Officer
Rob Mills has served since 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer at TekLinks. As a business leader and advisor, Rob has used revenue strategies to enhance profitability at a number of organizations prior to joining TekLinks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Art History from Emory University and an MBA from Tulane University. Rob lives in Auburn, Ala., with his wife, Mary, and four daughters.
VP Managed & Cloud Services
Chris Hoscheid has spent close to two decades advising enterprises on new ways to improve IT through virtualization, cloud infrastructure and automation. As Vice President of Managed and Cloud Services, he ensures clients have a successful experience with TekLinks’ cloud services. Chris began his technical career at TekLinks in 2000 as a System Engineer after returning from an overseas tour with the U.S. Army. His TekLinks tenure includes Director of Presales and Director of Cloud services. Chris and his wife have two children, and they call Birmingham home.
EVP Enterprise Sales
Michael Girouard is a strategy-focused leader with more than 22 years of experience in information technology and telecommunications sales. He brings 13 years of sales leadership to his role as Executive Vice President of Enterprise Sales at TekLinks. Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Boston College.
VP Data Center Architecture
Terry Miller’s work in the IT industry spans 19 years, including serving in multiple roles at TekLinks. During his tenure, he’s provided leadership for professional services, managed services, data centers, and asset management. As VP of Professional Services, he is responsible for the team’s strategic and operational elements. Terry earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi, and he lives in Hattiesburg, Miss., with his wife and three children.