Counselor Profiles

Governor Neil Abercrombie - Honorary Member

             As a US Congressman and now Governor of the State of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie has been a strong supporter for small businesses in Hawaii.

Former Governor Linda Lingle - Honorary Member

Former Governor Linda Lingle has been a Champion of small businesses in Hawaii.

Former Mayor Mufi Hannemann - Honorary Member

Former Mayor Mufi Hannemann has been a strong supporter for small businesses in Hawaii.

Former Congressman Ed Case - Honorary Member and Strategic Advisor

Former U.S Congressman Ed Case became an Honorary Counselor for SCORE Hawaii (Chapter 159) in August 2003. He was awarded the presentation by the SCORE Board in Hawaii on behalf of the National SCORE Organization in Washington, DC. 

Ed served in the Hawaii State Legislature for 8 years, then in the U.S. House. While in Congress, Ed was a member of the Small Business Committee and has been a staunch defender of small business rights nationally and in Hawai, was appointed to the Hawaii Pacific Export Council by the Secretary of Commerce and is a Director of Small Business Hawaii.

Eddie Flores - Honorary Member - Strategic Advisor, Franchising

Eddie Flores, one of the most successful restaurateur in Hawaii and co-founder and chief executive officer of L&L Barbecue has been made Honorary Counselor by the Honolulu Chapter of SCORE Hawaii and the National Office in Washington, DC. 

SCORE is a non-profit association that mentors, counsels and  promotes the small business community.

Hawaii Businesswoman Vicki Cayetano - Honorary Member

            Ms. Cayetano, former First Lady of Hawaii and successful small business owner is the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Laundry Services, Inc.

Active SCORE Hawaii Counselors

Nancy Barry 

 

Career Summary: 

Principal of Ho’ala School (2001-2009);

Resource Development Director of Straub Foundation (2000-2001),

Consulting and Grant writing for Barry and Associates; Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Mid-Pacific Institute and Executive Director for Ronald McDonald House.

Designed and implemented feasibility study for the Campaign for Mid-Pacific Institute, a $12 million capital campaign. Completed a $5 million capital campaign with the Ronald McDonald House.

 

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone: 808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728
Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

           

Jimmie Bush - (District Director / Chapter Chair)

Career Summary:

General Realty Advisors - Founder

NAI Chaney Brooks - Senior Real Estate Advisor

Hoo Knows Community Digest - Publisher

Colliers Monroe Friedlander - Sales & Leasing Associate

Malahini International - General Manager

Nautilus Gallery - Owner

Alpha Pacific Sales Company - President

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

 

   

George B. Dolan

Skills:
Exporting.  Importing. Other general questions about various aspects of international trade, to include marketing, documentation (pro forma invoices, export declarations, commercial invoices, inspection certificates), payments (letters of credit, documentary drafts), shipping (ocean bills of lading, airway bills, customs clearance, insurance certificates), and the roles of various players in international trade such as freight forwarders and customs house brokers.  Some practical experience with the opening of, and the day to day operations of fast food restaurants. 

Career Sumary:
Navy Pilot,  Senior Foreign Commercial Officer, US Department of Commerce

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728
Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Vince Dydasco

Skills:
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.

Career Sumary:
Vince has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in the international electronics industry for worldwide technology corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America.  He was previously, Vice President, Western Region at Panasonic Consumer Sales Company. While there, Vince focused on building relationships, developing sales teams, and creating efficient strategies that drive long-term sustainable growth. 

Vince successfully sold into US National Markets, penetrating and growing market share in the multi-cultural environments of his territory. Vince established a network of client relationships of accounts throughout 19 US Western Region states and in the Pacific Region area in both service and sales channels including Amazon.com, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Costco, Military Exchanges, Sears, CompUSA, Fry’s Electronics, FAMSA, and Sharper Image.   Vince also served in the US Army as an Engineer Officer in both command and staff positions from Company to Brigade levels, with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks where he focused on Engineer Operations around the Asia Pacific Region.

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728
Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

J.W. Ellsworth

Skills:
Attorney experienced in real estate, negotiations, legal services, restaurants, constructions, building maintenance, business plans, people counseling, mediation and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, problem solving, technology, estate succession, business management, retail, non-profit, leases.

Career Sumary:
President & COO of a major Hawaii hotel management and development company, trained mediator & arbitrator in private dispute resolution and Hawaii Supreme Court ADR Programs.

Owner of The Mark Twain Hotel and Lessor Fish & Farm Restaurant Operation, San Francisco, Ca. Co-founder Hawaii Non Profit LET Academy, an Apple Grantee performing classroom technology, support services in directing student website development on the environment.

Fully conversant with organizational restructuring, human resource issues, marketing, sales, planning and equity succession.

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Dan Flood

Skills
Teacher, writer, researcher, strategic planner, and business plan development coach.

 

Career Summary
Aloha Airlines 1963-1978 Manager-Terminals; Small Business Advocate 1978-1993; self-employed business consultant (affirmative action); UH/HPU 1984-1993 Instructor of Management and Marketing (part-time); Coast Guard Reserve 1970-2003, Captain (ret); HPU 1993-present Assistant Professor of Management

Professional Societies
Society of Human Resource Managers 

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728
Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

 

   

Douglas Halcro

Skills:
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. 

Experienced in domestic, regional and international management, retail development, technology solutions, process analysis and design, e-commerce market planning & strategy, e-commerce sales solutions, fulfillment solutions, on-line & interactive marketing.

Career Summary:
A travel industry professional for 22 years active in the Asia - Pacific Market; developed markets in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China and the Philippines, completed successful business start-ups in Guam and Saipan.

Director of Communications for Hospitality Unlimited, Inc., Travel Vision Media Services Division.

Director of Yankee Group Investments, Inc.

Active in the China Market since 1981, working closely with companies based in China facilitating Hawaii and US Mainland introductions.

Professional Societies:
HVCB - Skal International, Hawaii Chapter - Hawaii/China Travel Association - Korean Visitors Association -Korean/American Coalition Hawaii, Board Member -China Club, Charter Member- National SCORE Member, Hawaii Chair  2005-2006/ Cyber Counselor, Hawaii Chapter - Navy League - Hawaii Pacific District Export Council, US Department of Commerce, Board Member 

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

James Haley

Skills:

General retail, cactus and succulents, maritime security, contractor site clean-up, training and management, retail operations, logistics, environmental non-profit, day care centers for child, credit evaluation and complaint resolutions.       

Career Summary: 
Sears Roebuck & Co. (25 years, store manager, logistics manager),  Haley's Nursery (25 years, comptroller),  U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (25 years, Unit CO, District Inspector),  DOE (10 yrs, secondary teacher)  Iliahi Foundation (10 years, VP and operating officer). Education:  
University of Hawaii, BA Business -  University of Hawaii, PD, Graduate Degree, Business Education - US Naval War College.       

Affiliations:  
Punahou Alumni,  Coast Guard Auxiliary, The Nature Conservancy.

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

   

 

Wayne Hong

Skills:
Administration, food services,restaurants, business start-ups, inventory control, management.
 

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

 

Richard Kehoe - Maui

Skills:
Tax preparation for individuals, businesses, nonprofits and trusts. Bookkeeping and payroll,  business plan preparation, cash flow analysis and projections.

General info concerning doing business in Hawaii, selling real estate and saving on taxes

QuickBooks installation, training and repairs New business setups, reorganizations and asset protection plans.

Career Summary:
Owner and operator of a small CPA firm on Maui for over 11 years; helped thousands of businesses in many different areas.
 
Address:
Maui SCORE
Maui County Business Resource Center
70 Ka'ahumamu Ave. Suite B-9
Kahalui, Maui 96732
Telephone:  808-873-8247       
Fax:
            808-547-2728
Email: hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Susan Kim - Maui

Skills:
Business coaching, communication, curriculum design, digital media (photography, graphics and web), meeting facilitation, operations, personal coaching, project management, trainings, workshops

Career Summary: 
Since moving to Maui in 2003, Susan has been supporting professionals and business owners as a personal and professional life coach. 

Prior to coaching, Susan worked in operations for 9 years.  Her last position was as VP of Operations for SF Digital Studio, Inc., a commercial digital photography studio. 

Address:
Maui SCORE
Maui County Business Resource Center
70 Ka'ahumamu Ave. Suite B-9
Kahalui, Maui 96732
Telephone:  808-873-8247       
Fax:
            808-871-9160
Email: hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Charles P. McClelland

Skills:
Mr. McClelland has been a practicing business, tax, and financial consultant for over (30) years, serving clients in Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, California, and the South Pacific. His clients include a wide range of small and medium sized businesses, as well as individuals from all types of occupations and backgrounds.

Career Summary:

As a Senior Partner of the Tax\Accounting firm, Professional Business Services, Mr. McClelland has assisted several thousand clients in all aspects of startup, strategic planning, bidding, operations, accounting, tax planning\preparation, and finance. As a practicing tax accountant, he has worked continually in Federal\State tax law, with a specialty in real estate taxation.

Mr. McClelland has been CEO of a book publishing firm, as well as CFO for a large general contractor. In addition he is a qualified, expert witness in Hawaii’s, Second Circuit Court in business\estate valuation, and loss income projections. Further, he has worked as a bankruptcy trustee, court master & receiver in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations.

As one of the faculty of the University of Phoenix for over (10) years, Mr. McClelland taught a variety of tax, accounting, and finance courses in the universities undergraduate\graduate, business programs, primarily in their BS\MBA degree programs.

Currently a member of The National Society of Public Accountants & the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants, Mr. McClelland, has served as the District Director of SCORE for Hawaii\South Pacific, and is currently a member of Hawaii chapter of SCORE.                     

Licenses:

Real Estate Broker

  • Hawaii
  • Washington

Mortgage Broker (Hawaii\1985-1995) 

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A,
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: 808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Roger McGowan - Kauai

Skills:
27 years of experience as a Finance Executive with small to medium sized high tech companies in the Silicon Valley.  Areas of expertise include financial planning, budgeting, cash flow management, operations, business plans and strategies as well as start-up ventures.

Address:
Maui SCORE
Maui County Business Resource Center
70 Ka'ahumamu Ave. Suite B-9
Kahalui, Maui 96732
Telephone:  808-873-8247       
Fax:
            808-871-9160
Email: hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Jochen Moskopp

Skills:

Hotels and motels, restaurants, sales and marketing, fast food services, food product, food industry, general marketing.

Career Summary:
General Manager of Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel China (2006-2010). Planned and implemented sales and marketing position, implementation of internal controls, revamped budget process, reinforced basic training, updated system-wide HR policy and procedures and worked with provincial government to receive and accommodate foreign dignitaries.

General Manager of Honolulu Country Club (2000-2005)

Management Consultant to VP, Resort Operations of The Lodge at Ko’ele and The Manele Bay Hotel.

Operations Manager of Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel Germany (1993-1997)

Director of Food & Beverage for Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel (1991-1993)

Director of Food & Beverage for Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel & Towers Japan (1987-1991)

Director of Food & Beverage for Sheraton Royal Hawaiian (1985-1987)

Director of Food & Beverage for Caesar’s Palace Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas, NV (1978-1984) And Caesar’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey (1984-1985)

Executive Chef for various hotels (1965-1978)

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Morton Nemiroff

Skills 
Engineering,  food processing, material handling, environmental safety, business plans

Career Summary 
Associated with food processors and U.S. Government Agency.  Involved with Project Development, Engineering Design, production and inspection activities.

Mort is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Illinois Institute of Technology Service Award for his contribution of recruiting referrals of 50 students from Hawaii.
Congratulations Mort for what you have done for the young people of Hawaii, your perseverance has assisted many fine young people toward furthering their contribution to Hawaii and society. Job well done!


Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Keith Ogata (National Board Director)

Skills:
Finance, accounting, management, merger and acquisitions, strategic planning, franchises, National Education Center, human resources development.


Career Summary:
President of National Education Centers, CFO of National Education Corporation, President and CEO of  Ebensteiner Company, Board of Directors-Career Education Corporation

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Claus Prufer

Skills: 
Contract formation, qualification, competition, bid procedures, negotiated procurement, contract pricing, small business, quality control, disputes, government contracting, international business, construction, . Arbitration (ADR), International Commerce.

Career Summary: 
Forty years of executive experience in federal and international contracts and program management. Risk assessmnet. Focus on negotiations of complex multimillion dollar construction and telecommunication undertakings and disputes resolution. Staff included grants and small business experts. Familiar with FAR and Federal Statutes. Expertise in international law particularly as applicable to contracts and arbitration. Uncitral rules, arbitration. GTE International Director of contractual relations in the USA and abroad. President of a wholly owned Company of Selectel. Chairman of the Board of Island Mortgage Company. Self-employed in Consulting Company.

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Raymond Riss

Skills:
Marketing, sales, general business management.

Career Summary:
Mr. Riss has over 35 years experience in the development, marketing and sales of consumer goods.  Most recently, he served as Executive VP Sales and Marketing with the Hawaiian Natural Water Co.  In this capacity, he was part of the team that built and ultimately sold this start-up $3 Million business.  He also shared responsibility for implementing an Initial Public Offering of the company.

Prior to joining Hawaiian Natural Water, he directed the worldwide business development efforts of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. as their Executive VP Marketing & Sales.  During his 3-year tenure at Mauna Loa, he grew volume by 11% while improving operating profits by $10.8 Million.

Mr. Riss also has extensive experience as a General Manager.  In the 1980's, he personally managed businesses ranging in size from $8 Million to $250 Million within Borden, Inc.’s Snacks Division.  As General Manager of a $53 Million business, he executed a turnaround that took the company from profits of $47,000 to $4.4 Million.Prior to becoming a General Manager, 
Mr. Riss held Marketing and Sales Management 
positions at Borden, the E. & J. Gallo Winery and Alberto-Culver Co.

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Bob Robinson (Chapter Treasurer)

Skills:
General management, marketing, business plan evaluation,management of non-profit organizations.
 

Address:
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Brian Thomas - Maui

Skills:
Business sales, business start-ups,, venture capital, engineering and cad-cam, management, consulting, publishing, production, manufacturing, sales and marketing, R&D and intermediate Internet/technology.

Career Summary:
Mr. Thomas has owned several small businesses starting at an early age.  With a background in industrial processes, manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CNC, product development, operations management, marketing including e-strategies, economics, investments and finance, sales and sales management many small business owners benefit from a wide area of knowledge.  He owns an independent, fee-based investment management firm which manages wealth for many successful West Coast small business owners. 

Address:
Maui SCORE
Maui County Business Resource Center
70 Ka'ahumamu Ave. Suite B-9
Kahalui, Maui 96732
Telephone:  808-873-8247       
Fax:            808-871-9160 
Cell:           808-250-3483       
Email:  brian.thomas@btmaui.com
Email: hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Paul Weil - Kauai

Skills:  
Management and Administration, buying and selling, negotiations, banking, legal services, construction, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, computer and data processing.

Frank White

Skills:

Consulting, sales and marketing, general management, labor relations, safety, manufacturing, commercial printing, general human resource and recruitment.

Address:

500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A

Honolulu, HI 96813

Telephone: 808-547-2700       

Fax:          808-547-2728

Email:  hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

 

   

John Wordin - Molokai

Skills:
Engineering, legal patents, manufacturing, marketing, budgeting, management.

Address:

500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306A, 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Telephone:  808-547-2700       
Fax:            808-547-2728

Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

Steven Yamami - Hilo

Skills:
Financial management including business planning, budgeting, accounting, financial analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and human resources.

Career Summary:
Twenty one years with General Electric Company and nine years with Lockheed Martin in various financial management positions.  Worked in businesses as diverse as nuclear energy, government military programs and satellite products/services.  Worked for 2 ½ years for Space Imaging LLC with the final position of Chief Financial Officer. 

Address:
300 Ala Moana Blvd. Rm:2-235
Honolulu, Hawaii 96850
Telephone: 808-547-2700       
Fax:           808-547-2728
Email hawaiiscore@hawaiiscore.org

 
   

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