Dustin, raised in Hawaii, spent most of his formative years in Chicago, LA and SF, developing a skill set encompassing sales, business development and brand strategy. Having most recently run and owned ProService Hawaii, he also has a keen understanding of Hawaii labor law.
Dustin works closely with our portfolio companies to refine their service offerings and focus on the areas that make them uniquely competitive in the marketplace.
Sellers is a graduate of Punahou School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Sellers serves as a trustee for The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, is Chair of The Aloha United Way Tocqueville Society, PACE (Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship) and Membership Chair of YPO (Young Presidents Organization). He is past chairman of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii and The GIFT Foundation and board member of The Boy Scout's Aloha Council and Ahahui Koa Anuenue (UH Athletics Fundraising).
Chris, a serial entrepreneur, has started 3 highly successful local companies (Fileminders/Access Storage, America's Mattress, Aina Koa Pono) prior to joining Koa. He brings a 30+ year Kama'aina operating background to our portfolio companies, offering sage, practical advice to our management teams and their reports.
Chris, having spent most of his professional life in Hawaii, brings to Koa a strong understanding of the local business community and a track record of revenue growth mixed with an emphasis on healthy business cultures.
Presently he serves on the Board of Directors for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, as well as on advisory boards for several local private companies. He is also a member of The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii's Corporate Council for the Environment and a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). Eldridge attended Punahou School on Oahu and earned a BA in Economics and Business from Boston University.
Eldridge, his wife and two children reside in Honolulu.
Riley was born and raised on Hawaii Island and graduated from Kamehameha Schools Hawaii in 2011. From there, he studied at Linfield College in Oregon and earned a bachelor's degree in Finance with minors in Economics and Mathematics. Prior to joining Koa in early 2018, he worked as a Senior Equity Research Associate at D.A. Davidson & Co., a national financial services company. As part of a larger Equity Capital Markets team that provided proprietary research on over 300 companies, he supported two Senior Analysts covering the regional community bank sector. Riley will assist Koa Capital Partners in the evaluation of potential investments and in tracking the performance and growth of new and existing portfolio companies.