• Introduction

    There are three things you should know about me.

     

    The first thing you should know about me: I'm passionate, about everything, especially startups. The second: I am a people person. The third: I'm always up for a challenge.

     

    Over the past few years, I've developed an extensive skill set in all aspects of organizational growth and strategy. In particular, I've focused on partnership development, fundraising, media campaigns, and talent management.

     

    More importantly, I have the ability to create a vision that inspires and the determination to bring it to life. I enjoy working with passionate people to tackle the world's biggest challenges.

  • The Blog

    My write-ups of my thoughts, events I attend and cool stuff I find!

  • Steve Jobs

    I want to put a ding in the universe.

  • Experience

    See what I have been up to!

    WrenSports | China

    Remote Social Media Intern September 2015 - December 2015

    • Launched and managed social media campaigns for bicycle parts startup: under direct CEO mentorship  
    • Executed social media strategies through the platforms Hoot Suite and Buffer to grow and strengthen brand
    • Successfully overcame censorship in China and managed/updated blocked social media sites: Twitter/Instagram

    American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai | China

    Small Medium Enterprises Intern September 2015 - December 2015

    • Supported planning, development and implementation of online/offline projects; administered database resource
    • Established contact with American audience and businessmen in China to promote AmCham Webinar Series
    • Championed and grew webinar series. Grew American audience by 30% and AmCham speakers by 70%

    INPAC Wealth Solutions Hawaii | Hawaii

    Project Management Internship December 2014 - August 2015

    • Developed expertise in customer service, collecting and distilling data, and executing business strategies
    • Planned, implemented and execution of 3 multi-million dollar projects in banking, education & credit union industries
    • Supported acquisition deal of major Hawaii credit union to transition and advise 1,800 + new clients

    INPAC Wealth Solutions Hawaii | Hawaii

    Financial Planning Internship June 2014 - December 2014

    • Created client financial plans and recommended investments to match risk tolerance goals with NaviPlan software
    • Worked on case studies focused on applying various types of financial vehicles to increase client’s savings
    • Utilized entrepreneurial thought process to support strategic management vision

    United States Telecom Association Americas Broadband | Washington D.C.

    Government Affairs Internship July 2014 - August 2014

    • Accompanied lobbyists to Capitol Hill and educated about role in government and business
    • Participated in conference meetings and calls with member companies such as Verizon and AT&T
    • Analyzed and summarized comments on Communications Act Update from over 50 companies

    United States Telecom Association Americas Broadband | Washington D.C.

    Law and Policy Internship June 2014 - July 2014

    • Conducted quantitative/qualitative research on issues ranging from industry analysis to next generation infrastructures
    • Composed legal summary memos on actions conducted at events on capitol hill to support attorneys with policies
    • Drafted 10pg macroeconomic analysis report on scope of cyber security and threats to telecommunication firms

    Oceanic Time Warner Cable | Hawaii

    Digital Media Internship March 2014 - June 2014

    • Increased community awareness of local rewards program
    • Attended client meetings with account executives and developed sales skills by working directly with clients
    • Researched and compiled demographic, lifestyle and other consumer data through software Scarborough
  • Kobe Bryant

    These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess.

  • Competitions

    Using what I learned in the classroom, in the real world!

    CFA Research Challenge

    Advanced to Regional Finals in Seattle

    • Global competition which tests the analytic, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills of top university students
    • Currently valuing First Hawaiian Bank and will make recommendation to buy, sell or hold stock – report/presentation
    • Responsible for analyzing key value drivers (Gov./Milit./Tourism/Real Estate) in Hawaii economy and impact on bank

    NU-CUIBE Case Competition

    • Led team of four to analyze and develop consulting presentation and placed 2nd in first round of two rounds
    • IB Case Competition where students analyze a problem, develop a solution and create a presentation in 24 hours
    • Implemented strategic recommendations to reach 450 million consumers and double profits for Unilever in India by 2020

    HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Case Competition

    • 24 teams from universities around the Asia Pacific compete & are judged by 70 executives & go through 5 rounds
    • For each round, students are given an unpublished business case & have 150minutes to create a solution/presentation
    • Three-day event giving students the opportunity to network and to demonstrate business knowledge

    University of Hawaii Business Plan Competition

    • School-wide competition with teams compromised of professors, master’s students and all other majors
    • Drafted five-page product market summary, 13-page business plan and gave two 10-minute pitch’s
    • Only undergraduate team to make it to the finals out of three rounds and placed 3rd out of 4 teams in the finals

    Startup Weekend Shanghai

    • Pitched original idea and started up a company in 54 hours while working with international and local peers
    • Focused on forming/leading team, drafting business model, garnering customer validation and pitching idea 
    • Placed third out of 15 competing teams and then entered into worldwide competition, Global Startup Battle

    Startup Weekend Honolulu

    • Pitched original idea to audience (150) and then to panel of investors. Started up a company in 54 hour
    • Focused on forming/leading team, drafting business model, garnering customer validation and pitching idea 
    • Placed fourth out of 15 competing teams
  • Eric Thomas

    When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.

  • Connect WITH ME

    I am always interested in volunteering, attending events and meeting up! I love meeting new people and talking about startups, technology, and basketball. Feel free to connect with me!

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