OUR LEADERSHIP

We are a dedicated group who seek to positively impact multiple disadvantaged groups in Hawaii, and throughout the United States. Our focus is to support the education, advancement, and economic development of the people of Hawaii with Native Hawaiians as the principal beneficiary. We proudly do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with sincerity - the first time! This, is Kīnā'ole.

We are A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED, AGILE SMALL, NATIVE HAWAIIAN 8(A) TEAM

Our standard of excellence and vast experience working with federal government customers allows us to deliver solutions that consistently surpass expectations and form strong, lasting partnerships.

TAUTUA HOWELL REED

CHAIRMAN

BILLY CRESS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission is to support the education, advancement, and economic development of the people of Hawaii with Native Hawaiians as the principal beneficiary through educational and business development activities and programs.

KĪNĀ'OLE LEADERSHIP

LEHUA WRIGHT

Executive Director

The Kīnā'ole Foundation

SHAIL JONDHALE

FINANCE & ADMIN

KOA MISI

CULTURAL ADVOCATE 


CHRIS BOWLEY

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE

DAN BEARD

PROFESSIONAL

& TECHNICAL SERVICES

JOHN WRENN

CORPORATE OPERATIONS

LEON DE SOUZA

ENVIRONMENTAL,

CONSTRUCTION, O&M

CHUCK RIOS

CORPORATE QUALITY

JEANETTE MUNOZ

HUMAN RESOURCES


DANIEL SOWDERS

STRATEGY AND GROWTH

JESSICA MATTHEWS

Director, Business Development PACIFIC RIM

PAUL REMPFER

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CYBER/IT

ROLF PEMBERTON

Business Development Technical Solutions

TOM WEATHERLY

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONUS

CLAUDIA ELLIS

Director of Recruiting


Contract with Kīnā'ole

As Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO), SBA-certified 8(a) small businesses, the Kīnā'ole Family of Companies offers the ability to provide rapid, cost-effective contracting solutions through direct awards. NHO 8(a) Sole Source Award guidance in 13CFR124.506(b)(2) and 13CFR124.517(a) allows Kīnā'ole companies the unique ability to receive direct awards up to $100M that cannot be protested because of our NHO 8(a) status. Using this method provides our customers the ability to procure services rapidly, at fair negotiated prices, and with fewer uncertainties compared to the competitive bidding process across all requirements while also supporting the broader goal of promoting economic development and social impact in the communities it serves.

Standard of Excellence

Our people are the best in the industry because of their motivation to produce outstanding results for clients and give back to native Hawaiian communities.

Full Suite of Services

Our Family of Companies uphold our standard of excellence while delivering the range of capabilities needed to help our clients meet mission requirements.

Rapid Procurement

As Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) and certified 8(a) small businesses, the Kīnā'ole Family of Companies offers the ability to provide rapid, cost-effective contracting solutions.

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