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DELIVERING THE TALENT YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS

Alaka‘i Executive Search identifies and secures talented leaders and executives for the Hawai‘i job market. Our goal is simple: to find and bring the best talent to Hawaii’s leading employers. Dedicated to enhancing Hawaii’s economic growth, Alaka‘i’s target industries include technology, finance, retail, energy, health care, and legal. We work on management opportunities in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and finance/accounting. If you’re looking for qualified, proven professionals who will propel your business forward, we’re here to find them.

EXPERIENCE + EXPERTISE TO HIRE WITH CONFIDENCE

ERIC HEENAN

President
eric@alakaisearch.com
+1 (808) 379-8586

Prior to founding Alaka‘i Executive Search, Eric Heenan spent the last twenty years working in executive search and IT sales in Japan. He supported clients across numerous industries: technology, finance, and manufacturing. Most recently, Eric led the technology team at JAC International, part of the JAC Group, one of the nation’s largest search firms. Prior to JAC, Eric worked for Cisco, Apple, EMC and was the Japan Country Manager for two $200M + companies.

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Heenan grew up in Honolulu, where he attended Iolani School. He holds a Bachelors from U.C.L.A. and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt University. He also spent one year studying at Nanzan University in Nagoya and is fluent in Japanese.

TENEY TAKAHASHI

Senior Recruiter
teney@alakaisearch.com
+1 (808) 797-3218

Over the last twenty years Teney built his professional career as a Product Marketing Manager and Product Manager for leading technology firms located in the Bay Area.

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In 2019 he moved back home to be closer to family. After working with Alaka’i Executive Search as a candidate, he discovered that the company offered a unique opportunity to combine my mainland experience with local values to help drive economic growth in Hawaii.

Teney was born and raised in Hawaii, and graduated from Punahou School. He attained undergraduate and MBA degrees in Marketing from Santa Clara University. In his free time Teney enjoys Hawaii’s beautiful golf courses, food and traveling.

 

“I started out as a networking connection with Eric shortly after I arrived in Honolulu from the SF Bay Area. It was only a couple of days later that I became a client when he called me regarding an opportunity with Bank of Hawaii. A couple of months later I’m at BOH and Eric is a friend and professional resource. He has a tremendous amount of experience in the tech space, working globally, and in the local Hawaii job market. Eric was great to work with from the candidate perspective…always maintained contact and kept me apprised throughout the process. He treated me as I would want any prospective employee to be treated. Eric is a consummate professional and I would not hesitate to contact him first for any recruiting needs I might have. And I would highly recommend him to any organization in need of capable, professional, and knowledgeable recruiting support.”

Ed Hudson
Executive VP/Chief People Officer, Bank of Hawaii

“Eric did a fantastic job of sourcing and placing suitable candidates for BEI Hawaii. His attention to detail and his ability to quickly formulate a profile of the skills and personality types we were seeking, was phenomenal. At no stage did I get the sense that he was presenting candidates, simply for the sake of it. I find Eric very personable, clear minded and straight forward to deal with.”

James Saulez
Executive VP/COO, BEI Hawaii

 

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EXECUTIVE SEARCH DONE RIGHT

Alaka‘i Executive Search focuses on Hawai‘i’s most competitive industries including technology, finance, retail, energy, health care and legal. We find and place the talented professionals that will propel your organization. We believe executive recruiting firms should understand your goals and deliver upon your requirements. We help you drive lasting business success – today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

FOR EMPLOYERS

Connecting your business with the talent you need.

FOR CANDIDATES

Work with an executive recruiter who focuses on you and your career.

RECENT JOBS

  • Chief Financial Officer (Nonprofit)
  • Strategic Business Partner (Banking)
  • Digital Marketing Manager (Banking)
  • Sr. Director, Operations & Logistics (Retail)
  • Marketing Director (Retail)
  • Account Manager (Real Estate)
  • Salesforce Admin (Real Estate)
  • Salesforce Consultant (IT Consulting)
  • Project Manager (Construction)
  • Sales Manager (Construction)

CONTACT US

725 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite C441
Honolulu, HI 96813
PH +1 (808) 379-8586

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