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Virtual Professional-in-Residence

Meet The Professionals: Technology

Areas of Expertise:

Steven Baker

Steven Baker

Finance, Investing, Technology

Steven K. Baker, a former Citibank executive and telecom entrepreneur with 20 years of professional experience in Asia, has ongoing interests in financial and capital markets, telecoms/technology, and education.  read more >

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 >

Louis Darnell

Louis Darnell

Management, Technology

Mr. Louis Darnell is currently working in his third career of coaching executives. 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 >

Tim Dick

Tim Dick

Business Specifics, Investing, Marketing, Technology

Tim is a Partner at Startup Capital Ventures, a Palo Alto based Venture Capital company with a significant Hawai`i interest. read more >

Susan Eichor

Susan Eichor

Other, Technology

Susan K. Eichor is President & COO of the aio Group, a diversified, Hawaii-based holding company. The aio Group portfolio includes companies in multimedia, radio, sports, food, and turf management. Significant brands include ESPN 1420 AM, Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Business Magazine, Watermark Publishing and Hawaii Winter Baseball. read more >

Ken Goodman

Ken Goodman

Engineering, Technology

Technical leader with over 20 years of medical device experience specializing in leading projects through the product development process. Expertise in catheter based technologies, proven experience in all phases of the product development cycle. read more >

Mel Horikami

Mel Horikami

Business Specifics, Technology

Melvin M. Horikami is owner and President of Optimum Business Consulting, LCC – a management consulting practice. He was previously the VP of Commercial Services at Oceanic Time Warner Cable and a retired senior executive with 29 years of experience with Verizon Communications. 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 >

Ian Kitajima

Ian Kitajima

Entrepreneurship, Technology

Ian Kitajima is a senior executive at Oceanit, one of Hawaii's largest and most diversified privately‐held technology company, with 160 scientists and engineers. He is responsible for corporatewide marketing and venturing for Oceanit’s award winning innovations, products, and services. 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 >

Brendan Larson

Brendan Larson

Entrepreneurship, Other, Technology

Brendan is a climatologist and meteorologist, pioneer and established entrepreneur. He is currently co-founder of AbsoluteClimo, a world leading business-to-business climate forecasting and risk management company. 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 >

Joelle Simonpietri

Joelle Simonpietri

Entrepreneurship, Investing, Other, Technology

Joelle Simonpietri is an independent advisor to strategic investors in renewable fuels projects and technologies that integrate food, feed, fuel, fiber, and waste conversion.  read more >

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer

Entrepreneurship, Investing, Other, Technology

Bill Spencer is the CEO of Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc., an ocean science company that is developing open ocean aquaculture technology for sustainable and environmentally responsible industrial scale fish farming. He has also been the volunteer President of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) since 1999. read more >

Robert Yonover

Robert Yonover

Marketing, Other, Technology

Dr. Robert N. Yonover received his Ph.D. in Geochemistry/Volcanology from the University of Hawaii with a Research Fellowship at NASA -Johnson Space Center and laboratory work at MIT. read more >