Meet our


Meet the HKEC Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program was developed to bring highly successful entrepreneurs, lawyers, and other professionals on campus to work with current students, faculty, and staff seeking advice on launching their own entrepreneurial venture.

EIR Profiles


Umar Brimah is Venture Partner
at GVC Partners & Unknown

Coleman Will Headshot

Will Coleman is the CEO
& Co-Founder of Alto

Gavin Copeland Headshot

Gavin Copeland is the CEO of Pericon Technology.

Isabella Bella Hughes Headshot

Isabella Hughes is the Co-Founder of Hawai'i FoundHer.

Amanda Eakin

Amanda Eakin is the Marketing
Director of Sputnik ATX.

Kevin Fishner

Kevin Fishner is Chief of Staff
at HashiCorp.

Neil Goldman Headshot

Neil Goldman is the CEO
and Founder of Hotels for Hope.

Sunthar Premakumar Headshot | REX Real Estate

Sunthar Premakumar is an Executive
at REX Real Estate.

Ryan Robinson | Search Theory and Gyde Founder

Ryan Robinson is the founder
of Search Theory and Gyde

Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas is the Co-founder of
Academic Works.