Central Pacific Bank president & CEO John C. Dean to speak at a Kiapapa I Ke Ala lecture | Business
The following information is provided by Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship:
WHAT: Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture: A Conversation with John C. Dean
WHEN: Tuesday, September 25, 2012; 5:00 to 6:30 PM
WHERE: Waialae Country Club
COST: Free Admission
(Honolulu, HI) — On September 25, the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship will host a Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture, entitled "A Conversation with John C. Dean." Dean will sit for an interview with PACE Executive Director Susan Yamada, and then answer questions from the audience. In this discussion, we will learn what fuel’s John’s passion for the community, entrepreneurs, turnarounds and Hawaii.
Dean comments, "The Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series provides an important forum where people can come together to share their perspectives and experiences to help make Hawaii a better place to do business. Along with others in the business community, I've been supporting this lecture series from its inception, and am honored to be the next featured guest speaker."
John Dean’s 30-year career in the financial services industry includes the turnaround of several struggling banks, including Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). As the CEO of SVB from 1993 to 2001, John grew assets from $935 million to $5.5 billion, quadrupled its employees, and increased market capitalization from $63 million to a high of over $3 billion. In 2001, Forbes magazine named him one of the “50 most powerful dealmakers.” After retiring from SVB in 2001, John co-founded Startup Capital Ventures, a venture firm focused on early-stage startups based in Hawaii, California and Asia. In 2010, John emerged to lead the then struggling Central Pacific Bank (CPB). Along with his management team, John and team successfully raised $325 million in a recapitalization effort needed to avoid regulatory action. Since the capital raise, CPB has had six consecutive quarters of profitability.
The Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series is sponsored by the Emmett R. Quady Foundation, and coordinated by PACE. This series of lectures was created in 2001 to help us understand how our state may benefit from the fast-paced changes in the worldwide marketplace. Kipapa i ke Ala translates into “paving the way,” which is a befitting title for the lectures that bring the best and brightest from the world of international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty and members of the greater Hawaii community. For more about these lectures, visit www.shidler.hawaii.edu/kipapa
PACE (Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship) is the home for an integrated set of entrepreneurship programs at the University of Hawaii. Based in the Shidler College of Business, PACE is dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among all members of the University and local community.