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Virtual Professional-in-Residence

Meet The Professionals: Startups

Areas of Expertise:

Russel Cheng

Russel Cheng

Asia, Business Specifics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Startups, Technology

Russel Cheng is an entrepreneur, startup mentor and advisor with 16 years experience in Japan and Asia and seven startup companies. He is currently building Dev Leauge, Hawaii’s first coding boot camp and co-director of Founder Institute Honolulu chapter, a startup and launch program for first-time founders. read more >

John Davidson

John Davidson

Entrepreneurship, Startups, Technology

Now retired on the mainland, John M. Davidson, Ph.D., is a technologist, an entrepreneur, an author, and an investor in high tech companies, with a long term interest and specialization in the communications networking industry.  read more >

Brian Goldstein

Brian Goldstein

Entrepreneurship, Other, Startups

Brian Goldstein is a seasoned executive with a proven track record in growing technology based organizations with over 20 years experience in senior management, business development, sales, and marketing in the enterprise software, data warehousing, business intelligence, consumer internet, medical software and biotechnology industries. read more >

DJ Halcro

DJ Halcro

Business Specifics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Startups

Halcro is skilled in team building, project management, CRM management, sales, marketing, business development, bringing solutions to problem issues, cost controls, asset-resource management-development and business start-ups. read more >

Steve Haumschild

Steve Haumschild

Business Specifics, Entrepreneurship, Investing, Other, Startups

Steve Haumschild is a talented serial entrepreneur with vast experiences in various industries from Renewable Energy, Tourism ,Watersports, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Performance throughout small and large businesses.  read more >

Peter Kay

Peter Kay

Startups, Technology

Peter Kay is commonly recognized as the voice behind Your Computer Minute on the radio. He is the President of CyberCom, Inc., a high-tech management consulting firm. read more >

Dave Kozuki

Dave Kozuki

Entrepreneurship, Startups, Technology

Dave Kozuki is the founder and CEO of People Bridge, which develops internet based software for building neighborhood communities. People Bridge moved to Hawaii from Silicon Valley in 2005. read more >

David Laeha

David Laeha

Business Specifics, Other, Startups

Mr. Laeha has been in the accounting profession for the past 25 years. He is a high honors graduate in Finance, has an MBA and CPA and has spent the first 13 years of his career on the mainland (Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles) working for Fortune 500 companies (GTE, IBM and Arthur Andersen). read more >

Maria Lowder

Maria Lowder

Finance, Startups, Technology

Maria Lowder was certified as a CPA in 1974 after several years working as a systems analyst on mainframe computer systems. For several years she was involved in real estate syndication, rental management and construction of large developments. read more >

Jason Martin

Jason Martin

Entrepreneurship, Management, Startups, Technology

Jason Martin is Vice President of Cloud Business for FireEye, Inc. the global leader in advanced threat detection technology. Prior to joining FireEye Jason was the President and CEO of Secure DNA (acquired by FireEye), a company that provided innovative security products and solutions to companies throughout Asia-Pac and the US Mainland. Customers included Fortune 10, 100, and 500 companies, global government agencies, state and local governments, and private organizations of all sizes. read more >

Rich Matsuura

Rich Matsuura

Entrepreneurship, Other, Startups

Rich Matsuura is the Co-Founder/Head of Product at PandaTree. Rich hired PandaTree's development and design team, and created a product strategy and roadmap that got the PandaTree's product launched in less than 3 months, from first line of code to a flawless launch. read more >

Brian Nishida

Brian Nishida

Business Specifics, Entrepreneurship, Startups

Brian C. Nishida is the owner and President of Step Stone Business Development, a business consultancy practice. This firm specializes in direct advisory guidance to business owners and executives of Hawaii and mainland US companies including; Top 250 firms, multi-million dollar family businesses and name-brand entrepreneurs. read more >

Viraphanh Sananikone

Viraphanh Sananikone

Business Specifics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Investing, Startups

Viraphanh Sananikone has experience in the areas of banking, investments, technology and telecom startups and consumer products; he has worked in companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies (JP Morgan, Sony) to technology and media startups. read more >

Shan Steinmark

Shan Steinmark

Business Specifics, Startups

Shan W. Steinmark has been enabling national & international leaders to enhance their individual, team & organization effectiveness for over 35 years. read more >

David Watumull

David Watumull

Entrepreneurship, Other, Startups

David G. Watumull has more than twenty years experience as a biotech industry executive, analyst, and investment banker. He is president, CEO and co-founder of Cardax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is a co-inventor of its technology. read more >