REPORT FROM MAUI DIVERS – Maui Divers Jewelry has appointed Todd Taniguchi as its Chief Financial Officer. Taniguchi will oversee the company’s financial operations, as well as lead and manage all fiscal functions including financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and accounting. Taniguchi replaces Owen Masaki, who is retiring as CFO in July after 19 years with the company.
Taniguchi has significant experience in retail management, serving most recently as CFO of Reyn Spooner, Inc., where he developed sophisticated budgeting and cash projection models, and negotiated complex trademark agreements and licenses. From 2001-2008, he served as CFO, Treasurer, Director and Shareholder of Crazy Shirts. During his tenure, he improved the financial performance of the company and moved manufacturing from California to Hawaii. Taniguchi also worked as Financial and Systems Analysis Manager at Waikiki Trader Group and as a Supervising Senior Auditor at KPMG LLP.
“Todd has worked for two of Hawaii’s retail icons and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our company,” noted Mary Beth Brenner, President & CEO of Maui Divers Jewelry. “He will be an incredibly strong addition to our management team.”
Taniguchi is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from the University of Hawaii.
About Maui Divers Jewelry
Founded in 1959, Maui Divers is the largest jewelry designer and retailer in Hawaii. Renowned for its unique, high-quality handcrafted designs featuring pearls, precious corals, Hawaiian gold, diamonds and other beautiful gemstones, the company owns and operates over 50 concept locations—Maui Divers Jewelry, Island Pearls, Pick A Pearl and Maui Divers Jewelry Luxury Collection—on the four major Hawaiian Islands, and in Guam. Its Jewelry Design Center, located at 1520 Liona Street in Honolulu, offers free guided tours of the design facility, where customers learn about the discovery of precious black coral, Hawaii’s official state gemstone, and then watch as local artisans create the jewelry right before their eyes.
For more information about Maui Divers Jewelry, call toll free (800) 253-6016, direct at (808) 946-7979 or visit MauiDivers.com.