Executives in Residence
HPU College of Business Administration students have the unique opportunity to consult with, learn from and participate in projects with two highly respected global business leaders who have become Executives in Residence. Jeff Boromisa and Mel Horimaki bring decades of experience and knowledge in strategy and management of international business operations.
Jeffrey M. Boromisa
Former Executive Vice President - Kellogg Company
"There's a serious commitment, here at HPU, to teaching the student not only what and how to think about business, but how to DO business the right way," says JEFFREY Boromisa, former Executive Vice President of Kellogg Company and HPU's Executive in Residence. "It was a comfortable and logical university into which to bring my experience and knowledge as a guide and mentor to students preparing for professional business careers."
A member of the Wolverine World Wide, Inc. and Haworth International, Inc. boards of directors, Mr. Boromisa served with the Kellogg Company for 30 years, as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Kellogg International and President of Kellogg Latin America, and Asia Pacific. A graduate of Michigan State University, is a (CPA and was twice named America's Top CFO in the Food Industry by Institutional Investor Magazine.
Mr. Boromisa now brings this literal world of business insight and acumen to the HPU College of Business Administration as a vital colleague to the faculty through lectures and class presentations, and to the students by one on one mentoring toward a successful career path. He is also an active participant in student organizations and in review and assessment for capstone projects in both undergraduate and MBA classes.
“When I began to meet with universities to which I could best serve, HPU was a fit for me. Faculty and administrators help their students apply the academic principals and theories to real business challenges, and give them tools to connect to the global business community here in Honolulu as the cross roads of the world and beyond.”
Former President - Verizon Hawaii
Former VP Commercial Services - Oceanic Time Warner Cable
Founder and President - Optimum Business Consulting
Melvin Horikami joined the HPU College of Business as an Executive in Residence “to help business students develop a starting point and a framework for success when they graduate.” He called it a “Framework for Learning” that graduates can utilize to maximize the experiences and knowledge they acquire in their leadership journey.
“Sometimes students struggle to deliver results – not for lack of intelligence, or experience – but because they don’t know how to apply that experience and knowledge. They don’t know how to approach challenges from a holistic view.”
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Mel Horikami, Executive in Residence at HPU, gives a talk about leadership functions in creating desired results in business to students in the MBA Capstone Course.
Jeffrey M. Boromisa Executive in Residence
Phone: (808) 544-0283
Melvin Horikami Executive in Residence
Phone: (808) 544-0283