Our Team

Mike Sheard
CEO

Mike has been with iConnect since its inception in the late 1990s and has over 25 years of experience in various aspects of the telecommunications and information technology industry. Mike provides direction and leadership toward the development and achievement of iConnect Montana’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its short and long term goals and objectives. In addition, Mike is the General Manager of Northern Telephone Cooperative.

 

Shawn Helmbrecht
Facilities Supervisor

Shawn has been iConnect’s Facilities Supervisor since 2010, and has worked with iConnect for nearly 15 years. He brings 17 years of valuable multi-faceted experience to iConnect. Shawn helps manage the successful operation of iConnect’s facilities across Montana. Shawn’s essential duties include oversight of the installation, maintenance and operation of iConnect’s critical infrastructure including: electrical, mechanical, and alarms & monitors. Shawn also oversees iConnect’s Remote Hands Services, procurement and maintenance of various data center certifications, and is involved with the company’s sales and marketing efforts.

 

Jonathan Berk
Data Center Technician

Jonathan’s resume includes a business degree and more than 10 years of experience with the US Army and in civilian positions installing, maintaining and troubleshooting various types of electrical and mechanical systems including:

  • Generators
  • Automatic transfer switches
  • UPS systems
  • Power distribution units
  • HVAC systems

 

Jeff Charlton
Data Center Technician

Jeff gained valuable experience as an Information Technology Specialist in both the U. S. military and civilian positions. Jeff’s skill set includes:

  • Various certifications (including CCNA – routing & switching and CompTIA Security)
  • Data center customer service/Remote Hands (installation and maintenance of routers, switches, servers, etc.)
  • B. S. Degree with significant coursework in Business Marketing/Accounting.

 

Wally Finley
IT Architect

Wally has worked with iConnect since 2007 and has over 25 years of experience managing and optimizing IT infrastructure/strategy. This includes large-scale petabyte shared storage cloud solutions, HA/DR, compliance, cost modeling, and data center architecture. Wally has worked in various industries including university, aviation, medical, geospatial, banking, online travel, social media, and online archives.

 

Daniel Koumanov
System Architect

Daniel has worked with iConnect in various capacities and he is currently a System Architect. Daniel has over 15 years of experience delivering IT solutions across a wide range of industries including SaaS, government, non-profit, banking and healthcare. He has led a number of large scale initiatives including complete infrastructure overhauls, large storage upgrade projects, disaster recovery and business continuity planning and implementation.