Key Professionals

Franklin M. Tokioka

Founder & Director

Franklin Tokioka is Chairman Emeritus and Director of Tradewind Capital Group, Inc. Previously, Frank served as Chief Investment Officer of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., and as a Director for Island Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Island Insurance Company, Ltd. and Tradewind Capital Group, Inc. The youngest child of Island Insurance founder Masayuki Tokioka, Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Stanford University. He is actively involved in community organizations including the Boy Scouts of America.

Colbert M. Matsumoto

Founder & Chairman

Colbert Matsumoto is the Chairman of Tradewind Capital Group, Inc.  He was previously the Chairman & CEO of Island Insurance Company, Ltd.  Prior to joining Island Insurance, Mr. Matsumoto was engaged in the private practice of law for 20 years.

Mr. Matsumoto has been actively involved as a director with other companies and organizations.  Among the boards on which he serves currently and in the past are: Central Pacific Financial Corporation (Central Pacific Bank); CB Bancshares, Inc. (City Bank);  Hawaii Pacific Health (Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children; Pali Momi Medical Center; Straub Clinic & Hospital; Wilcox Memorial Hospital); Hawaii Gas; Hawaiian Host, Inc. (past Chairman of the Board); Japanese American National Museum (Board of Governors); Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (past Chairman of the Board); Oahu Publications, Inc. (Honolulu Star Advertiser & Midweek); Sutter Health Pacific (Kahi Mohala); and Sutter Insurance Services Corporation (Sutter Health); and the U.S.-Japan Council (Founding Director).

Mr. Matsumoto has been actively involved in civic affairs.  He served as an at-large member of the Board of Land & Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii from 1994 to 2000.  Since 2000 he has served as a trustee of the $15 billion Employees Retirement System of the State of Hawaii and was its chairperson from 2011 to 2013.  In that capacity he played a leadership role in promoting reforms of the pension system to better secure its finances and address a serious unfunded liability situation.

Born and raised on the island of Lanai, Mr. Matsumoto is a graduate of Lanai High & Elementary School and went on to attend the University of San Francisco where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree. He received his juris doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.

Richard C. Lim

President

Richard Lim is the president of Tradewind Capital Group, Inc.  Prior to joining Tradewind, he was the Director of the Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism for the State of Hawaii, a position he held from 2010 until 2014.

Mr. Lim has over 30 years of experience in banking, mortgage banking and private equity.  He was a co-founder of Sennet Capital, a Hawaii based merchant banking firm that provides assistance to Hawaii companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital sourcing and strategic planning.  Prior to Sennet, he was the president and chief operating officer of City Bank of Hawaii until its merger with Central Pacific Bank in 2004.  Mr. Lim came to City Bank via its merger with International Holding Capital Corporation, the parent company for International Savings and Loan, where he was president and chief operating officer from 1987 to 1994.

Mr. Lim has been an active member of the community serving on numerous boards and commissions, including the Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs; the Korean American Foundation; the Hawaii Technology Development Venture Board; the National Energy Laboratory of Hawaii; the board of Governors for Chaminade University; the Planning Commission for the City and County of Honolulu; the Board of Parks and Recreation for the City and County of Honolulu; the Community Based Economic Development Board;  HiBeam; UH Connections; Enterprise Honolulu; and Island Insurance Company, Ltd. 

Born and raised in Honolulu, Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Santa Clara University, a Masters in Business Administration degree from Chaminade University and is a graduate of Saint Louis High School.

Scott A. Kuioka

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Scott Kuioka is Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Tradewind Capital Group, Inc., as well as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Island Insurance Company, Ltd. Previously, Scott was Senior Vice President at Bank of Hawaii where he was responsible for the bank’s Investment department for trusts, institutions and private wealth clients. His experience includes Portfolio Manager for various investment strategies at Mellon Capital Management in San Francisco, California.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco and is a graduate of Iolani School. Active in the community, Scott is a member of the board of directors for the Hawaii Council on Economic Education, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Foundation, and the Hawaii Meth Project.

Kent M. Walther

Vice President

Kent Walther is Vice President of Tradewind Capital Group and is responsible for the company’s real estate investment portfolio. Prior to joining TCG, Kent was an Associate at BlackSand Capital, a Hawaii-based private equity real estate investment firm, where he was a member of the firm’s acquisitions and asset management team. His experience includes Senior Financial Analyst at SunCal Companies in Southern California where he performed financial analysis and asset management pertaining to the development of $2 billion of master-planned and mixed use communities in the Western U.S., and Cornerstone Research in Boston where he provided economic, financial, and statistical consulting in support of high-profile commercial litigation.

Kent earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Harvard University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Kent is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the U.S.-Japan Council, the Harvard Club of Hawaii, and the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Hawaii Chapter, and is a member of the board of directors of the Japanese American Citizens League Honolulu Chapter.

Jeremy A. Shorenstein

Investment Associate

Jeremy Shorenstein is an Investment Associate for Tradewind Capital Group and serves as a member of the real estate portfolio acquisitions and asset management team. Prior to joining TCG, he was a Contract Surety Underwriter for Travelers Bond & Finance in San Francisco, California where his duties included construction contract and financial statement analysis for construction firms with revenues of $5 to $500 million.

Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of San Francisco and holds a Certificate in Construction Management from UC Berkeley. He is a member and founding chair of Echelon Hawaii, the local chapter of the National Young Adult Auxiliary of the Salvation Army, and is an Advisory Board Member of the Hawaii and Pacific Islands Division of The Salvation Army. He is also a member the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties Developing Leaders (NAIOP DL), the Urban Land Institute – Young Leaders (ULI YL) Group, and is the former President of the Construction Millennials of America in San Francisco.

Tan Yan Chen

Senior Investment Associate

Tan Yan Chen serves as a Senior Investment Associate for Tradewind Capital Group where she is responsible for private equity transactions. Prior to joining Tradewind Capital, Tan Yan was Program Manager for Clean Energy Solutions in the Hawaii State Energy Office at the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. In her position, she created programs for clean energy financing, including the issuance of $150 million in green bonds. Her experience also includes Deputy Policy Advisor during the administration of former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle.

Tan Yan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in International Relations and a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Stanford University. She is a recipient of the 2015 DBEDT Team of the Year Award, and received a Letter of Commendation from Governor Lingle for Exceptional Contribution and Outstanding Service in her role as Deputy Policy Advisor.

Edward 'Kiyo' Egashira

Investment Associate

Kiyo serves as an Investment Associate for Tradewind Capital Group where he is responsible for the oversight of private equity investments. Prior to joining Tradewind Capital, he was Assistant Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Underwriter with Bank of Hawaii where he managed and underwrote construction and permanent debt for commercial real estate projects. At Bank of Hawaii Kiyo also underwrote commercial credits requests and equity investments in photovoltaic partnerships.

Kiyo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Business, Economics from Skidmore College. He is also a member the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties and the Urban Land Institute.

Michael 'Mikey' Lim

Investment Associate

Mikey Lim serves as an Investment Associate for Tradewind Capital Group where he is responsible for evaluating, executing, and monitoring investments. Prior to TCG, Mikey was on the M&A and Investments team at Hewlett-Packard. In this role, Mikey was responsible for M&A and investments across the $35 billion Enterprise Group portfolio. Before joining Hewlett-Packard, Mikey spent several years on Wall Street, most recently as a Senior Analyst at Centerview Partners where he advised Fortune 500 companies on M&A and other strategic initiatives.

Mikey’s transaction experience includes executing 10+ transactions for a total value in excess of $60 billion. Most notably, Mikey worked on Hewlett-Packard’s separation into two IT companies (HP and HPE), Hewlett-Packard’s $2 billion acquisition of Aruba Networks, Biogen’s $3.5 billion (plus contingent payments) acquisition of multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri and TCG’s minority investment in Premier Restoration.

Mikey holds a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, an MBA from the Yale School of Management and is a graduate of Punahou School.