Team

Managing Director

Kenton T. Eldridge, brings 45 years of business experience. He spent 25 years in retail management, 10 years with Federated Department Stores and 15 years with Duty Free Shoppers (DFS). He has extensive business operating experience in the U.S. and Asia.

Kenton Eldridge has been actively involved in the investment community since retiring from DFS in 1997. He has served as a mentor and investor for several Hawai‘i start-up companies. In 2009 he co-founded ‘Āina Koa Pono, a local biofuel developer.


Kenton is on the Board of Directors of Broadband i TV(BBiTV) and also serves on the Advisory Board of Innovasc.

Prior to his retail career, Kenton Eldridge spent four years as a U.S. Army officer, serving in Europe and Vietnam. He attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA and the Army Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA.

He received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Manager, Banking and Structured Finance

Larry Gilbert
Mr. Gilbert is a Managing Partner of Sennet Capital and CEO/Chairman of Kairos Energy Capital LLC, a boutique investment bank focused on providing financing for renewable energy projects. Mr. Gilbert has spent his career structuring and executing transactions and advising and managing entrepreneurial and start-up companies. Prior to founding Kairos Energy Capital, Mr. Gilbert was Managing Director and CEO of Sennet Capital. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Authentication Solutions for ChoicePoint, Inc., a NYSE-listed data company in Atlanta, Georgia (since acquired by LexisNexis, a unit of Reed Elsevier). In that role, he oversaw strategic transactions as well as market development for the company’s identity authentication business.

Mr. Gilbert’s other experience includes serving as president and chief executive officer of Identico Systems LLC, an early-stage venture-capital backed company focused on identity validation of individuals in financial dealings, retail purchases, educational testing and other applications. Previously, Mr. Gilbert served in a series of roles at Internet payments pioneer CyberCash, Inc., where he started at the company’s inception as Vice President and General Counsel, handling its financing matters (including strategic capital rounds and the company’s successful IPO), development of its intellectual property portfolio, and government relations matters. He then assumed authority for a key business unit, where he had P&L responsibility for overseeing final development, positioning, marketing and launch of the Internet small-value payments service. He also served as Vice President of Strategic Planning, being responsible for identifying and developing opportunities for strategic business relationships.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Gilbert played an important early role in payments industry pioneer VeriFone, Inc., where he served as counsel and advisor to the president from the company’s earliest stages through its successful IPO.

Mr. Gilbert has also worked with numerous companies in strategic transaction structuring and advisory roles, as well as assisting professional venture investors in structuring transactions and assessing and managing companies. Prior to moving into full-time operational and management roles, Mr. Gilbert founded, developed and managed a successful Honolulu law firm serving entrepreneurial and business clients.

Mr. Gilbert received his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA in 1977 and a B.A. degree from Pitzer College in 1974. He served as President of the Hawai’i State Bar Association in 1992 and as a per diem Judge in the District Court for the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, 1991-1996. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Enterprise Honolulu and on the Board and the Finance Committee of Boys and Girls Clubs of Hawaii.

Executive Board of Advisors

Kenton T. Eldridge
See Managing Director above.

Larry Gilbert
See Manager, Banking and Structured Finance above.

Robert Clarke
Mr. Clarke brings 40 years of strategic planning, financial expertise and diversified management experience to Sennet Capital. Mr. Clarke joined Hawaiian Electric Company (HEI) in February 1987 as Vice President of Strategic Planning and was charged with implementing the Company’s diversification strategy. He was named HEI Group Vice President – Diversified Companies in May of 1988 and made a director of HEI in 1989. On January 1, 1991, Mr. Clarke became President and Chief Executive Officer of HEI, and in September 1998, was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Bob retired from HEI in May 2006.

Mr. Clarke serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the College of Business Administration of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He also serves on the boards of Hawaii Pacific University, the Straub Foundation, The Oceanic Institute, the Center for A Sustainable Future, Aina Koa Pono and the American Judicature Society-Hawaii Chapter. Mr. Clarke is a past chair and a current member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable and a member of the Air Force Civilian Advisory Council.

Mark Polivka
Mr. Polivka is the president and founder of Monarch Insurance Services, Inc., Hawaii’s industry leader in healthcare insurance. Mr. Polivka is also a managing partner of two U.S. mainland insurance Agencies, Kahl & Associates, LLC and Mountain View Insurance Services. Mr. Polivka is well-versed in various areas of insurance and is licensed by the State of Hawaii as a general agent and a surplus line broker. He also has specific experience in the analysis and the set up of captive insurance companies.

Mr. Polivka is currently the director of the Hawaii Independent Insurance Agents, the East-West Center Foundation, and the Hawaiian Humane Society. He is also the president of Aloha Festivals, a board member of Bishop Museum, a director of the executive committee of Ahahui Koa Anuenue, and past president of Oahu Country Club. Mr. Polivka previously served as director of Easter Seals, Friends of Iolani Palace, and Hawaii HomeLoans Inc.

Larry Rodriguez
Mr. Rodriguez has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Central Pacific Financial Corp. and its primary subsidiary, Central Pacific Bank. He is the former Managing Partner of the Honolulu office of Ernst & Young. He is also highly involved with community and philanthropic organizations in Hawaii, having served on the boards of numerous organizations including Hawaii Humane Society, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Goodwill Industries and others, and in addition to numerous other professional and community honors, was recognized in 2009 with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Pacific Business News.

Board of Advisors

Paul Alston
Mr. Alston is a director of the Honolulu law firm Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, and has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Commercial Litigation, Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation, and Honolulu Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Hawaii. He is a former president of the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Hawaii Justice Foundation, and Hawaii Lawyers Care, and a former Trustee of the National Conference of Bar Foundations.

John C. Bower
Mr. Bower brings 20 years of business experience managing high growth companies to uBoost, Inc. Prior to uBoost, Mr. Bower co-founded Sennet Capital and was the CFO and COO at Hawaii Biotech where he helped to secure over $50 million in equity and grant funding.

He came to Hawaii from Chicago where he co-founded and operated HealthRev, a national healthcare front office outsourcing company. In less than three years, Mr. Bower expanded HealthRev to ten states, over two hundred employees and $5 million in annual cash flow. In 1999 Mr. Bower sold HealthRev to a Chicago-based private equity firm where he remained for two years to assist in the transition. The sale resulted in a 15 times return for investors. Prior to HealthRev, Mr. Bower was a founder and Managing Director of a boutique investment company that specialized in debt and equity funding for start-ups and high growth companies throughout the United States. He graduated with honors with his BS and MBA from Cornell University.

Scott Bradley
Mr.Bradley was formerly the Co-Managing director of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. In 1995 he was instrumental in merging 4 of the 5 top real estate brokerage firms on Oahu to form Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. CB Pacific remains the largest residential brokerage firm in Hawaii with approximately 500 sales agents and annual home sales in excess of 2 billion dollars. In 2005 the firm was sold to Cendant Corporation. Mr. Bradley is Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization and serves as a director of the National Association of Realtors, Hawaii Historic Foundation, American Red Cross-Hawaii, and Hawaii Business Round Table. He is past president and past director of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, past President of the Hawaii Association of Realtors, past treasurer of the Hawaii Historical Society and past Chairman of the Coldwell Banker Franchisee Multi Office Broker Group. Mr. Bradley graduated from Claremont McKenna College in California with a B.A. in Economics

Paul Casey
Mr Casey brings over 30 years experience in international travel and tourism , with an emphasis on Asia Pacific , the airline industry and general management. Mr. Casey was President and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines from 1997 until 2002. Prior to that, he led the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) as President and CEO . Prior to HVCB he held a succession of senior management positions with Continental Airlines ,Thomas Cook and Pan Am. Mr. Casey is also a life member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Since retiring from Hawaiian Airlines , Mr. Casey has run a travel software start-up in Bangkok and is currently the CEO of an investment firm focused on rolling up travel -related businesses in China . He is also an investor in and adviser to several Hawaii companies.

Mary Charles
Ms. Charles is a successful and highly respected entrepreneur, having founded Mary Charles & Associates (MC&A) in Honolulu in 1983. Mary Charles & Associates, an event planning company, focused on the incentive and convention business and worked primarily with Fortune 500 companies and major business associations to plan incentive events, board meetings and conventions in the islands. By 2000, MC&A had grown into a $40 million dollar company with 120 full time employees on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai. MC&A remains one of Hawaii’s Top 250 companies with annual revenues of $40 million. Mary sold her interest in the company in 2001, and actively assisted with the transition until 2004.

MC&A has garnered many industry awards and is recognized today as one of the leading Destination Management companies in the world.

James Chong
Mr. Chong brings 15 years of management and technology experience to Sennet Capital. Mr. Chong was President and CEO of Open-i Media, a technology firm based in New York City. As the company’s founder, he built Open-I into a highly regarded provider of digital media services and custom software development.

Mr. Chong currently invests in and consults with young companies looking to leverage the combination of media and technology. His emphasis is in education and is currently working with various non-profit organizations in an effort to teach children about social and environmental issues. Mr. Chong received a BS in business administration from Babson College

Robert Clarke
See Board of Directors

Herbert N. Conley
Mr. Conley was formerly Co-Managing Director of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. In 1995 he was instrumental in merging 4 of the 5 top real estate brokerage firms on Oahu to form Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. CB Pacific remains the largest residential brokerage firm in Hawaii with approximately 500 sales agents and annual home sales in excess of 2 billion dollars. The firm is ranked 144 in the Hawaii Top 250 companies by Hawaii Business magazine, and is listed 74 in the top 500 real estate brokerage firms in the United States by Real Trends magazine. In 2005, the firm was sold to Cendant Corporation, a Fortune 100 firm. Mr. Conley continues to act as co-managing director for the firm.

Mr. Conley serves on the boards of Aloha United Way, Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum, Communities Helping Schools, Casady School Board of Visitors, and Gentry Homes, Ltd. He received degrees in finance and accounting from Oklahoma State.

John Dean
Mr. Dean spent 30 years as an executive in the financial services industry, focusing for the last ten years on technology start-up companies. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Dean was Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Valley Bancshares and Silicon Valley Bank. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Chairman of the Board of the bank and the holding company. In 1997, he was recognized by Business Week as one of Silicon Valley’s top 25 “movers and shakers.” In 2000, and again in 2001 Silicon Valley Bancshares was ranked first, among the second-hundred largest banking companies in the United States by U.S. Banker. In 2001, he was recognized by Forbes as one of the “50 most powerful dealmakers.” He is presently Managing General Partner of Startup Capital Ventures, a private equity fund that focuses on early-stage companies.

Mr. Dean is an advisor for various venture capital firms both in the United States and overseas, including Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV), Authosis Capital, Institutional Venture Fund (IVP), Leapfrog Ventures, and Walden International. He is also director of various technology companies, including AssistGuide, BioImagene, EzRez Software, H-5 Technologies, PayDay One, and Winery Exchange. In the non-profit area, Mr. Dean serves on the board of such organizations as Entrepreneur Foundations of Hawaii and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Mr. Dean is a graduate of Holy Cross College and the Wharton School with an MBA in Finance.

Thomas Gottlieb
Mr. Gottlieb has focused on direct investing for 25 years. He has extensive experience in real estate development, the hospitality industry, banking and venture capital. In 1996 Mr. Gottlieb founded Mandara Spa, which has grown to become the world’s leading operator of luxury resort spas. Since 2005, Mr. Gottlieb has served as a founding partner in Geolo Investment Group, a San Francisco based company that provides value-added capital to high-growth consumer focused businesses in travel and leisure, hospitality and live entertainment.

Mr. Gottlieb is a director of Exclusive Resorts LLC. and The Nature Conservancy. He received his BA from Michigan and MA from Stanford.

Jim Growney
Mr. Growney is a part-Hawaiian, who has lived in the islands for 45 years. During his working career he specialized in advertising, marketing and public relations. He has been retired for the past 10 years, but provides consulting services for select clients, and devotes a substantial portion of his time to nonprofit organizations needing business and financial expertise. He has participated in a number of political campaigns, providing writing services and political strategy.

Richard K. Ing
Mr. Ing is an entrepreneur and business leader who has long experience in real estate development, acquisition and management. He has served as president of the Victoria Group, Ltd., and as owner/director of New City Nissan and Hawaii Business Magazine. He is currently an owner/director at Aloha Airlines, BEI Hawaii and HT&T Truck Center. He also owns and operates family real estate holdings of industrial warehouses, commercial buildings, residential units and a shopping center in Honolulu.

Mr. Ing is a graduate of Tufts University and Southern Methodist University where he earned his MBA.

Lawrence M. Johnson
Mr. Johnson spent 35 years as an executive in the financial services industry. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Hawaii, retiring on December 31, 2000. During his distinguished career in banking he gave generously of his time while serving on numerous boards. He has received a number of awards honoring his leadership, professional accomplishments and community service, including the University of Hawaii’s “Distinguished Alumni.” Since his retirement Mr. Johnson has been actively involved in the local investment community.

Mr. Johnson serves on the board of Hawaii Pacific University and the Hawaii Community Foundation. He also serves as a Director of the Honolulu Star Bulletin, Trex Enterprises, Inc and is active on several advisory boards. Mr. Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii.

Clifton Kagawa
Mr. Kagawa has Hawaii and international marketing and public relations experience. He was chief executive of Hawaii-based Communications Pacific which was among the top 50 independent U.S. public relations firms when it was sold to Hill & Knowlton. Mr. Kagawa was a director of Hill & Knowlton and its Asia Pacific chief executive, moving that region to profitability for the first time in the region’s 30 year history. Subsequently, he was chief executive of Burson-Marsteller’s Asia Pacific region where he helped lead a financial recovery after financial improprieties were determined. He also served on the advisory board of parent company Young & Rubicam.

Mr. Kagawa has counseled major and mid-sized Hawaii businesses, as well as start-ups. He also has represented international businesses including General Motors, Boeing, Oracle, Microsoft, British Telecom (BT Group) and British Petroleum (BP).

Neal Kanda
Mr. Kanda possesses more than 30 years of commercial banking experience. He joined Finance Factors,Ltd as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2008. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Central Pacific Financial Corporation (CPF) prior to his retirement in April, 2006. Other key positions held include Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CPF, Vice President and Controller of M&E Pacific, one of the state’s largest design engineering firms, and Vice President and Controller of First Interstate Bank of Hawaii.

Mr. Kanda continues to be an active contributor to the community, serving on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council as Program Vice President, the American Judicature Society as Treasurer, the East-West Center Foundation as Finance Committee Chair, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii and the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. He also supports the Aloha United Way as a Business Team Chair.

Mr. Kanda earned a Masters of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Colorado. He also earned a Certified Public Accountant designation.

Bert A. Kobayashi
Mr. Kobayashi majored in business administration at Kapiolani Community College. He has over 40 years of construction experience, including 30-plus years as a developer. In 2002, he was named Business Leader of the Year by Pacific Business News. He is chairman of the Kapiolani Health Foundation. He supports various organizations, including The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii and is a member of the Georgetown University Board of Regents.

Grover Liese MD
Dr. Liese obtainedhis medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis) and, following two years as a medical officer in the U.S. Army (C.O. of MASH Unit), trained as a Radiologist at Stanford University Hospital. He remained as an instructor and research fellow before coming to Hawaii to practice Radiology at Queen’s Medical Center.

While at Queen’s he served on various committees includingthe medical executive and research committees. He was elected Chief of Radiology, and subsequently founded and was C.E.O. of Radiology Associates Inc., the organization that continues to provide Queen’s with Radiology services to the present.

Dr. Liese holds patents on medical and non-medical devices and authored or co-authored several medicalarticles.

Richard C. Lim
Mr Lim is co-founder of Sennet Capital, has 25 years of banking and investment experience. Prior to Sennet Capital, Mr. Lim was president and chief operating officer of City Bank until its merger with Central Pacific Bank. City Bank was a $2 billion community bank in Hawaii, with loan production offices in California.

Mr. Lim came to City Bank via International Holding Capital Corporation (IHCC), a unitary thrift holding company where he was president and chief operating officer, before it was acquired by City Bank in 1994. As president of IHCC, Mr. Lim was responsible for all banking operations as well as various other subsidiaries, which engaged in private equity and real estate investments.

Mr. Lim has been an active member of the community and currently serves on a number of boards and commissions, including Island Insurance, DragonBridge Capital LLC, American Judicature Society (Treasurer), Hawaii Technology Development Venture Board, Pacific Asian Affairs Council board, Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs and the Planning Commission for the City and County. Mr. Lim is a graduate of Santa Clara University where he received a B.A. in Philosophy.

Cathy Luke
Ms. Luke is President of Loyalty Enterprises, Ltd., a local real estate and investment company. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Twelfth District Economic Advisory Council and sits on the board of the Hawaii Community Foundation. She has a BA from Brown Unversity and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Duncan MacNaughton
Mr. MacNaughton is founding partner and Chairman of The MacNaughton Group, a diversified group of companies that includes real estate development companies and joint ventures with Jamba Juice Company and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. Until recently, the group also included a joint venture with Starbucks Corporation in Hawaii and Puerto Rico, the Blockbuster Video franchise in Hawaii and Guam, and ownership of Hawaii’s largest records retention and storage company.

In 1993, the Hawaii Chapter of the International Council of Shopping Centers honored Mr. MacNaughton as the “Shopping Center Developer of the Year.” In 1995, the Financial Executives International, Hawaii Chapter, recognized Waikele Center and developers Dick Gushman andMr.MacNaughton as the “Deal of the Year.” In 2002, the Hawaii Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties presented Mr.MacNaughton with the “Kukulu Hale Lifetime Achievement” award.

Mr. MacNaughton serves on the Board of Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Punahou School, La Pietra School for Girls, and The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii. He received his BA from Colorado College.

Colbert M. Matsumoto
Mr. Matsumoto is the President of Tradewind Capital Group, Inc. and serves as Chairman and CEO of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., Hawaii’s only locally owned and managed property and casualty insurance company. Prior to joining Island Insurance in 1999, he practiced law for over 20 years.

Mr. Matsumoto serves as a director of Island Holdings, Inc., Central Pacific Financial Corporation, Hawaii Pacific Health (Straub Hospital & Clinic, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi, and Wilcox Hospital), Hawaiian Host, Inc., Oahu Publications, Inc. (Star Bulletin & Midweek), and Sutter Insurance Services Corporation. He serves as a trustee of the Employees Retirement System of the State of Hawaii and is a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Matsumoto attended the University of San Francisco where he graduated magna cum laude, and received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.

Philip J. McNamee MD
Dr. McNamee established his OB/GYN practice in Honolulu in 1971. He co-founded HAPI, a physician-owned malpractice insurance cooperative in 1974. HAPI now covers 200 physicians and has continued to grow since its inception. Dr. McNamee continues to serve as its president and a member of the board of directors. Additionally, In 1984, he co-founded the Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute and now serves as the Practice Director.

Dr. McNamee is past president and member of the board of the national Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology which sets standards and oversees U.S. in vitro fertilization clinics. He also serves on the board of Ballet Hawaii. Dr. McNamee received his B.S. in chemistry at Northwestern University and his M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Stephen B. Metter
Mr. Metter has been a leader in the Hawaii commercial real estate development industry for more than 16 years. Mr. Metter is Chief Executive Officer and Principal of MW Group, Ltd. and MW Commercial Realty, Inc. MW Group, Ltd. is a diversified commercial real estate investment and development company that owns more than $400 Million in assets in Hawaii. Current holdings include office buildings, retail centers, Hawaii Self Storage facilities, assisted living complexes and industrial properties. In 2004 the Hawaii Chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) recognized MW Group, Ltd as the “Developer of the Year.”

Mr. Metter is an active member in the community serving as a director for a variety of boards: Mc Donald’s Corporation Advisory Board, Plaza Club, Hawaii Humane Society, Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum, Fort Street Business District, March of Dimes, Honolulu Culture and Arts District, Child and Family Services, and is active in Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Mr. Metter received a Social Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jim Moonier
Mr.Moonier has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry with Alpha Capital Research, Morgan Stanley and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York. His background includes extensive global experience in Singapore, New York, Tokyo and Taipei, with management expertise in Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Equities and Private Wealth Management. He currently serves as Managing Partner of Alpha Capital Research, an asset management firm specializing in alternative investments. Mr. Moonier has been involved in the hedge fund industry for over ten years, developing the hedge fund coverage business at Morgan Stanley as an individual investor and now as a Principal of Alpha Capital Research.

Mr. Moonier presently serves on the board of the Honolulu Zoo Society and Champions World, LLC, a global marketing, merchandising and sports operations firm. Mr. Moonier received a BA in Politics from Princeton.

Michael A. Pietsch
Mr.Pietsch has been involved in the Real Estate and Title Industry for over 35 years and is currently the President and CEO of Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Inc., Hawaii’s oldest and largest title research and insurance company. In this family-owned and operated business, Michael and his brothers provide title products and escrow services that support Hawaii’s real estate development community. In 2006, Title Guaranty earned the title as “Best of the Best Place to Work” in The Honolulu Advertiser Official People’s Choice Awards.

Mr. Pietsch has been active in community organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Honolulu, currently serves on the Board of the Children’s Discovery Center, and is a Trustee of Punahou School.

Larry Rodriguez
See Board of Directors

George H. Seberg MD
Dr. Seberg is a practicing internist, a founding partner of East Oahu and Windward Medical Clinics, and CEO/Chairman of the Board of Oahu Physicians Group, an 8200-member HMO based in Honolulu, Hawaii. His current scientific interest is Asta Research, managing contract research on astaxanthin.

Dr. Seberg has founded and sold numerous corporations, to include Pacific Writers’ Corporation, PortaMed of Hawaii and Canada Health Care. He is also a partner in two real-estate acquisition and management companies that own commercial, industrial and residential properties in Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii.

Hank C.K. Wuh, MD, MPH
Dr. Wuh, surgeon and entrepreneur, is an inventor of over a dozen commercialized biomedical and consumer healthcare products with numerous issued and pending patents, and has been the founder, CEO, and chief evangelist of a number of successful life science ventures.

Dr. Wuh is founder and CEO of Cellular Bioengineering Inc. (CBI), breaking new ground in the field of regenerative medicine and pioneering the bioengineering of tissues for transplantation to address the severe worldwide shortage of donors. In 2005, CBI was named a winner of the R&D 100 Awards for its development of the Neural Matrix Chip as one of the most significant innovations in America. Dr. Wuh was a developer of the CES technology for artificial hip replacement surgery, the first commercialized technology at Origin Medsystems, which was acquired by Eli Lilly and is now a part of Guidant. Dr. Wuh is a founder of Heritage Health LLC, providing global medical concierge service to clients worldwide. He is also founder and chairman of the Daily Wellness Company, a leader in the development of nutritional and pharmaceutical products for reproductive healthDr. Wuh received his B.A. in Human Biology from the Johns Hopkins University, Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, and Medical Doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

ADM R.J. “Zap” Zlatoper, USN (Ret.)
Admiral Zlatoper is a decorated naval aviator and a retired four-star Admiral. In subsequent public and private employment, he has successfully served as the Chief Executive Officer of large organizations in both the national defense and commercial sectors. He presently serves as the 24th Trustee of The Estate of James Campbell.

Prior to joining the Campbell Estate, Admiral Zlatoper served as Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sanchez Computer Associates, Inc., a banking software company rated 45th on the Forbes magazine list of the 200 best small companies in the U.S. From 1997 through 2000, Admiral Zlatoper was instrumental in Sanchez’s growth from a market capitalization of $50 million to one in excess of $1 billion. Before joining Sanchez, Admiral Zlatoper completed his distinguished military career as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the world’s largest naval command, encompassing more than 190 ships, 1600 aircraft, and 200,000 personnel, with an operating budget of $5 billion per year.

Admiral Zlatoper holds an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in Administration from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from RPI. He is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College. A published author on management, logistics, and naval strategy, Admiral Zlatoper regularly lectures at universities and corporate conferences around the country and overseas.

In addition to serving on three corporate boards, Admiral Zlatoper currently serves as a Trustee for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Regent for Chaminade University, and a Board of Advisors member of the School of Business & Public Management at the George Washington University. Admiral Zlatoper is also active on the boards ofthe Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor; the East-West Center; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii – Military Affairs Council; Catholic Charities Hawaii; Aina Koa Pono and is a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way. He serves as the honorary Consul General for Slovenia in Hawaii.