Inkinen & Associates has been the premier Executive Search partner for companies in Hawaii for over 25 years. We provide unparalleled insight into our marketplace during periods of growth and contraction. We aim to successfully define and understand positions from an employer’s point of view and fill them with the best exclusive candidates. With our expert market knowledge, we know how to best represent your unique organization and the critical role you are targeting to hire. When you combine our specific functional focus with years of insight into the Hawaii marketplace you have the best partner to effectively work on your search needs.

We successfully service companies across all industries. We search for candidates in Hawaii, nationally and internationally, focusing on bringing ex-Hawaii residents home. We have a long track record of successful placements in, but are not limited to the following areas:


  • CEO
  • CFO
  • COO
  • CIO

Vice President / Director / Manager / Supervisor of:

  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Strategy & Risk
  • Enterprise Risk
  • Development
  • Labor Relations
  • Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Facilities and Management

Accounting and Finance

  • Finance – VP / Director / Manager
  • Corporate Controller
  • Assistant Controller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Sr. Accountant
  • Tax – Director/Manager/Analyst
  • Sr. Financial Analyst
  • Director of Revenue
  • Director of Treasury
  • Chief Commercial Lender
  • Commercial/Residential Mortgage Officers

Health Care

  • Director of Nursing
  • Wellness Manager
  • Compliance and Regulatory Administration
  • Director of Social Work
  • Hospice and Nursing Home Administrator

Engineering and Construction

  • VP of Construction
  • PE Certified – all fields
  • Sr. Project Managers
  • Architects
  • Planners
  • Energy
  • Environment

Human Resources

  • HR – VP / Director / Manager
  • Compliance – VP / Director / Manager
  • Benefits – VP / Director / Manager / Analyst
  • Compensation – VP / Director / Manager / Analyst
  • Director of Labor Relations
  • Talent Acquisition – VP / Director / Manager
  • Organization/Leadership Development


  • Executive Director
  • Development Director
  • Director of Programs


  • IT – Director / Manager / Supervisor
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers – Systems / Network / Database
  • Infrastructure, Cloud Services and Data Management
  • Development
  • Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing / Database
  • Analytics
  • Architecture
  • Quality Assurance
  • Compliance and Governance

The right person for your company will make all the difference in your firm’s success. Let us help you hire.



Executive Search

Finding the best talent for your executive or management position requires more than resumes and interviews. Our team of consultants employs a wide range of resources to recruit proven performers who not only meet job requirements, but also firmly fit your company’s unique corporate culture.

We didn’t know how Inkinen & Associates could attract employed, successful employees to be interested in working with us. They worked diligently.” Marketing Industry Client

Executive Candidates

Candidates trust Inkinen & Associates for our quality service and precision in executive and management placement. With heightened attention to detail and decades of experience in employment negotiations, we strive for the best outcome for both companies and individuals. It’s a winning formula that is the foundation of our success.

Career Transition Services

Experienced Human Resources Professional Ann Katekaru can also assist your employees who are affected by job loss by helping them to effectively prepare for a new job. The service includes professional resume preparation, interview and presentation skills enhancement, and much more.