MidWeek: Good Neighbor Feature

June 5, 2019


[Turn to Page 43 for a short feature on Makai HR's anniversary give-back campaign] It's been a lucrative first year for professional employer organization Makai HR. To commemorate its anniversary, the company donned its philanthropic hat and celebrated by compiling and donating 1,969 care packages to Institute of Human Services, Punawai Rest Stop, Windward YMCA...

Makai HR Celebrates First Year

April 30, 2019


Entrepreneur Dustin Sellers started with a concept for a kama'aina HR that focused on the needs of smaller companies and businesses that wanted personal attention. After assembling his Dream Team of experienced HR professionals, Makai HR now has over 100 clients and moved to a bigger office space. Here's their remarkable story...

Koa Capital Feeds Growth in Hawaii Companies

April 1, 2019

Hawaii Business Magazine

How a Hawaii-based private investment firm helps local businesses flourish. Acacia Koa, Hawaii’s koa trees, is endemic to the islands and has been valued for its versatility and strength. A namesake private investment firm, Koa Capital Partners, likewise is focused on Hawaii growth, by investing in local businesses and guiding them as they mature.

New Hawai'i Company Expands HR Services for Local Businesses

May 4, 2018


Small and medium-sized businesses in Hawai‘i now have a new option for outsourcing HR services. Envisioned by Human Resources industry veteran Dustin Sellers, Makai HR is a professional employer organization (PEO) that provides a cost-effective, paperless HR platform, leveraging new technology to save employers and their employees dollars, without sacrificing service or support.

Kamaaina Business Success Stories: Koa Capital

May 2, 2018

Wake Up 2day

This week, you'll have the chance to hear about successful Hawaii businesses and the local leaders behind them. Another featured business is Koa Capital. This morning, Valerie Wang, president of Makai HR and executive producer and co-host of the show Carole Kai joined us with more on Koa Capital and the show.

Dustin Sellers launches new HR firm

April 27, 2018

Pacific Business News

Five years after leaving ProService Hawaii, a company he acquired 2005, Dustin Sellers is reentering the HR services industry, this time with a new venture he said will be a “no frills” answer to the professional employer organization market.