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.
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Prior to founding Alaka‘i Executive Search in 2017, Eric Heenan spent twenty years working in executive search and IT sales in Japan. 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.
Vice President, Client Relations
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Seth moved back to Hawaii fifteen years ago to further the experiences he had during his time at the University of Hawaii. In 2007, he started his medical device career at Stryker. Seth recently joined the Alaka‘i Executive Search team and will lead their healthcare practice, leveraging 13+ years of business development and training experience.
Director, Recruiting and HR Solutions
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Yuki brings 15 years of global HR and recruiting experience to the Alaka’i Executive Search team. She first came to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student in high school, fell in love with the people, and ended up staying the next 10 years through college and her first two jobs.
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Jill Miiko Lee is a serial entrepreneur and has started two different businesses here. Her first business was in telecommunications and she led a sales team of fifteen individuals and sub-agents, achieving record sales for a period of ten years. After she sold her first business and attended culinary school, she founded and developed Honolulu Gourmet Foods.
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Elisabeth Jones was raised in Kuliouou and is part of the well-known Reeves ohana. She has held operations and marketing roles for startup and mortgage firms. Her intuitive nature and local knowledge allow her to be the ideal link to match candidates to the right jobs.
“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.”
Chief Human Resources Officer, Central Pacific Bank
“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.”
President, KOA Process
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.
- Chief Human Resources Officer (Banking)
- SVP, Operations (Banking)
- Director of Facilities & Construction (Retail)
- Creative Director (Retail)
- Hotel GM (Real Estate Development)
- President & Chief Executive Officer (ʻŌlelo Community Media)
- President & Chief Executive Officer (PBS Hawaiʻi)
- President & Chief Executive Officer (Hawaii Employers Council)
725 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite C441
Honolulu, HI 96813
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