Founder and President
Richard majored in accounting and business law at Lansing Business University. He then served 4 years in the United States Air Force and subsequently 15 years with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Air Traffic Controller.
Richard shifted gears to study Data Processing, and later became an Instructor at Waubonsee Community College.
In 1983, Richard took a leap and opened Data-Link Associates, Inc. More than 3 decades later, his mission to put the customer first is imbedded into Data-Link’s culture. He attributes the success to his loyal clients, many of whom have been customers for over 20 years.
Richard and his wife of 49 years, Kristine, have two sons (Andrew and Adam). He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his five grandchildren.
“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar
Andrew earned his BS in Computer Science at Northern Illinois University and specializes in computer programming. He began his career at Data-Link 33 years ago.
Andrew’s commitment is to provide solutions and services that allow our clients to succeed in an ever changing and challenging business environment.
Andrew and his wife of 20 years, Becky, have two children. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys playing games, camping and skydiving.
After earning his BS in Computer Science from Truman State University, Michael has spent the last 24 years at Data-Link. He specializes in Windows, Networking, Active Directory and Malware.
Michael’s goal is to continue to make clients happy with the support we offer each day.
In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, reading, gaming and photography.
Adam earned his BS in Computer Science at Northern Illinois University, and has a total of 20 years invested into Data-Link.
He specializes in Linux/Unix, Mac, Sales, Service, and Support, plus configuring Hardware/Software solutions.
Adam is committed to continuously researching products and services to ensure our clients are offered the best solution options.
Adam’s three children keep him busy outside of office hours, and he really enjoys being a father.
Angela worked as an Insurance Premium Auditor for 13 years prior to being welcomed into the Data-Link family.
Her mission is to uphold the existing high quality and service standards, and nurture our existing and future client relationships.
Angela enjoys spending time with her daughter and golden retriever.
Nick served five years active duty in the United States Army prior to earning his BS in Computer Science at Northern Illinois University and now specializes in IT managed services.
He is focused on continued education in all thing IT and seeks to put his varied experience to practical use for Data-Link.
Nick spends his free time with his two cats and enjoys reading and camping.