CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERChris brings a solid public accounting background, and more than 10 years in luxury real estate development and the private club industry, to his position at Kohanaiki. A former Chief Financial Officer at both Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club and The Cliffs, Chris is a board member for Hospitality Finance Technology Professionals and serves on the advisory boards for two international, industry leading technology and solutions oriented companies. Outside of work, he and his family enjoy activities on the water, in the outdoors and sports.
VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION
Since joining Kohanaiki in 2008, Allison’s day-to-day priority is to ensure the administrative responsibilities of Kohanaiki are handled with professionalism. She also oversees the organization’s human resources, managing employee relations as well as the process of hiring and training new team members. Prior to joining Kohanaiki, Allison served for nine years as the Executive Assistant to the General Manager at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.
VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONWith more than 35 years of industry experience, Scott is a key member of Kohanaiki’s leadership team. His depth of experience has been critical to the design, development, and construction of the community’s facilities and home products. Prior to joining Kohanaiki, he was President of Knudson Development, and has held key management positions in development at the luxury resorts along the Kona and Kohala Coasts.
VICE PRESIDENT FINANCEDerrick joined Kohanaiki in 2012, bringing 28 years of financial experience, most recently as Controller at Waikoloa Land Company. He provides leadership and guidance in the essential day-to-day functions of the accounting department, including key tasks of budgeting, forecasting, and business plan updates. In addition, as Vice President of Finance, his responsibilities include all financial reporting as well as strategic guidance in achieving Kohanaiki’s financial goals.
VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
George Punoose’s more than 20 years of luxury hospitality experience has taken him across the country and around the globe. George has opened and worked at numerous high-end private communities, including Mirabel in Scottsdale, Spanish Oaks in Austin, The Hideaway & The Madison Club in La Quinta, and most recently, Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club in the Bahamas. A personal passion for the many facets of luxury communities, including great food and wine, golf, and tennis, gives George an insider’s perspective and makes him the ideal person to assist Kohanaiki with its business development.
David brings 17 years of luxury resort and private club experience to Kohanaiki. A member of the PGA since 2002, David most recently served as general manager of Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club in Sonoma County; he was involved early on at Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista, CA; and managed golf operations at CordeValle, a private club and Five-Star boutique hotel in San Martin, CA. David will oversee all areas of operation at Kohanaiki, delivering the highest level of personal service imaginable on a consistent basis.
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGERA charter employee of Kohanaiki, Steven has worked in all areas of the club and community. As Assistant General Manager, Steven will be assisting with all areas of operations at Kohanaiki. Born and raised on the Big Island, Steven is a graduate of Sonoma State University, where he majored in Biology with an emphasis on Marine Ecology. He joined Kohanaiki in 2007 as its Pond and Near-Shore Waters Manager, overseeing the restoration and maintenance of the 200+ anchialine pools and beach area along the coastline fronting Kohanaiki. Steven will continue to oversee the care and protection of Kohanaiki’s natural resources. In his time off, Steven spends time with his family, plays soccer, golf, and enjoys a multitude of water sports.