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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Business briefs

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Manoa company hires adviser

Bank of Hawaii's former chief financial officer, David Houle, has been hired by Manoa-based risk management firm Kamakura Corp. as a financial and administrative adviser.

Houle, 53, resigned from Bank of Hawaii on Feb. 2 as part of an administrative shift under new Chairman Michael O'Neill.

Houle was chief financial officer for seven years, helping steer the bank through the late-1990s Asian economic crises and Hawai'i's economic stagnation. In late 1999, Houle was named to Bankoh's management committee, becoming one of the five most influential officers in the bank with the largest Hawai'i market share.

Kamakura develops and runs financial risk management software for some of the world's largest financial institutions, including the world's five largest banks. The company, based in the Manoa Innovation Center, received $2.5 million in equity financing on March 14 from a group of risk management experts.

McNeil Wilson names tech VP

Public relations firm McNeil Wilson has named Keith Rollman as vice president of technology services for the company's newly formed technology division. The new division will provide global marketing, communications and business development services to technology-related accounts.

Rollman was most recently business development director at SF&P, an agency that works on global rollouts for software and electronic components, in Austin, Texas. Before that, Rollman worked for 20 years in Hawaii's advertising and marketing industry.