Our mission is to provide market leadership in the HIPAA compliant email space. We achieve this by establishing trust, listening to our customers, and being at the forefront of security, innovation, and compliance.
Hoala has 21 years experience in the email industry, dating back to his first job out of college at Critical Path in San Francisco in 1999. Prior to founding Paubox, Hoala founded Pau Spam in 2002 in Honolulu. A cloud-based email security solution, it was Hawaii's first SaaS company.
Hoala is an avid kayak fisherman, having caught two blue marlin from his ocean kayak Scupper Pro. He also holds an IGFA world record for the finescale triggerfish.
Rick has over 11 years of sales and marketing management experience. He is an expert at building data-driven, integrated marketing campaigns that drive growth.
Rick graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa with a B.A. in English and an MBA.
Scott brings with him over 4 years of experience building and leading sales teams from scratch, including building out the sales development team for an Inc 500 company. He has worked in the adtech and healthcare industries. During his time in healthcare, Scott evaluated all of the players in the space making him uniquely adapt to further drive revenue for Paubox. Scott was born and raised in Hawai'i, attended Punahou School on Oahu, and holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In his spare time you can find Scott seeking out the next tastiest bite, awesome movie, or anywhere that involves getting in the water.
Sierra has over 10 years of marketing experience. She is a resourceful, dynamic, and effective marketing leader with a record of achievement, developing and directing strategic marketing activities in challenging and highly competitive markets. Sierra leads data-driven growth marketing initiatives, demand generation, product marketing, email marketing, content, SEO and social media strategies for Paubox.
In her spare time, Sierra enjoys painting, running and spending time with her dogs, Chloe and Brady.
Pete has been running customer success and support for growing tech companies since 2005 and is passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he worked for startups in Boston and New York before moving to San Francisco.
Pete spends his free time planting trees in SF and hiking in our National Parks.
Evan graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a bachelor's degree in economics. After college he moved to the Bay Area and began working as an EPM consultant implementing budgeting and planning systems. He worked on several end-to-end implementations involving reporting and analytics, driver-based budgeting, people planning and subscription based models.
In his free time, Evan enjoys playing basketball, golfing and traveling.
Emir is a hands-on executive and software engineering leader who loves all aspects of software creation. He has extensive experience in building high-performing software engineering teams and has hired more than 50 people in the last 6 years. He has worked in the geospatial, financial, adtech, and healthcare industries throughout his career.
Emir enjoys reading books in his free time and is an avid soccer fan, always cheering for his favorite team (Liverpool F.C.).
Having worked with customers in a variety of professions over the years, Alex has always made sure customers get the service they deserve. He has also trained teams on how to use personal and technical skills to provide great service.
During his free time, you can find Alex exercising and spending time with family and friends.
Chloe’s experience with startups has shown her what to do, and what not to do, at an early-stage company. She watched WeWork grow from 40 to over 2,000 employees during her three-year tenure, experiencing both the benefits and pitfalls of exponential growth. She first met Hoala and the team when she worked for 500 Startups, shepherding companies through the accelerator program - one of which was Paubox.
Chloe's hobbies are knitting, crocheting, yoga and teaching her cat circus tricks.
Dan has been developing for the web since before Facebook, Twitter, and Google were even ideas. Totally ignoring his degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford, Dan spent the last twenty years as an independent web development contractor both in Hawai'i and Wisconsin, where he currently lives.
In his free time, Dan enjoys promoting the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association and building sports simulation apps for stats nerds.
Eddie has over a decade of experience as a software engineer, working with a wide variety of languages and frameworks on large internal and customer-facing projects in industries such as oil and gas, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and entertainment.
In his spare time, Eddie is also the head applicant wrangler for Vets Who Code, a volunteer organization which trains and helps place military veterans in software engineering roles. His hobbies include comics, gaming, and telling anyone who shows the smallest bit of interest about his time in the Marines.
Evan is a motivated and dedicated sales leader with experience building and scaling sales teams at cloud networking and email security companies in Silicon Valley. He's passionate about creating a culture that encourages collaboration, learning and personal growth while ensuring his teams are achieving results and having fun.
Evan was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. and holds a B.A. in communication from the University at Buffalo. In his spare time, he likes to travel the world learning and experiencing new cultures.
Greg received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2015. While enrolled, he served two terms as chapter president of Tau Kappa Epsilon, the largest fraternity in America. Under his leadership, it was awarded the nation’s most improved chapter.
Greg’s hobbies include photography, golfing, snowboarding, hiking and traveling.
Since graduating from Texas A&M, Hannah has worked in marketing departments across various industries, including packaging, healthcare, and anime. She enjoys creating and executing well-rounded marketing strategies and lives by the motto, “If you’re not learning, you’re not growing, and neither is your company.”
When not working, Hannah likes to bake, pretend to enjoy hiking, and watch as many crime shows/documentaries as possible.
Justin has been working in customer-facing roles for over a decade and is passionate about providing a consistent and positive customer experience. In previous roles, he built and restructured operations at companies, hired and trained customer-facing teams, and helped build and test hardware and software solutions.
In his free time, Justin enjoys painting, cooking, and drawing.
Ken has over 20 years of experience solving and documenting business problems with automated technical solutions. He has worked at companies of all sizes and enjoys leaving code and documentation better than where he found it!
In his free time, Ken enjoys computer games, learning more about technology, and baking/cooking.
Kim has over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries with accomplished skills in bookkeeping, administrative management, customer service, and writing.
She enjoys spending time exploring nature, snowshoeing, and writing.
Lisa graduated from California State East Bay with a B.A. in liberal arts and a minor in childhood development. Prior to joining Paubox, Lisa held roles in childhood development, education, and customer success.
When Lisa isn’t working, you can find her baking, hunting for the world’s best chocolate, and traveling to new cities.
Nick is an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley studying computer science and entrepreneurship with an emphasis on ethics. Nick is the first recipient of Paubox's Kahikina Scholarship and interned with the company over the 2020 summer before taking a full-time role. Nick's passion for creating value in the health-tech space was originally inspired by the caregiving challenges his family experienced.
Nick enjoys surfing, playing strategic board games, golfing, making great coffee, and cheering on Liverpool alongside Emir.
PJ was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, which is home to the world-famous amusement park, Cedar Point. He graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in business management. After college, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining Paubox, PJ worked for a medical IT company. He has an extensive history in sales and customer service and loves to work closely with customers. He also works as a licensed real estate agent.
When PJ isn’t working, you can find him spending time with family and friends, boating, going to the beach, and traveling.
After graduating from Purdue University (Boiler up!), Paul returned to his native San Francisco Bay Area home to forge a career in the tech scene. While gaining experience in a number of customer-facing roles such as sales, business development, and account management, he's found his niche in customer success. He finds creating long-term successful business partnerships rewarding and it's what he loves most about his work.
When not searching for the best hot sauce on the planet, you'll find Paul on the trail, in the snow, or in the water. You pronounce Paul's last name: Joe_Va_Key_Knee.
Robert graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.S. in biopsychology. After college, he lived in New York and Philadelphia before moving to the Bay Area in 2014. His previous experience includes roles as a help desk technician, web operations analyst, and data manager. He likes to empower people through the use of technology.
When Robert is not working, he enjoys playing the guitar, meditating, eating good food, and spending time outdoors.
Ryan has over 8 years of experience as a software engineer specializing in full stack development for startups. He’s built view components for digital marketing agencies, migrated a monolithic luxury interior design marketplace to microservices, and architected models for real estate ventures, just to name a few.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys traveling, playing guitar, and meditation.
Steve has over twenty years of experience in a variety of industries with accomplished skills in purchasing, sales, account management, project management, customer service, and business development.
Steve enjoys family, outdoors, biking, and drawing, among many other things.
Travis graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016 with a B.A. in sociology and certificate in sport management. His 4+ years as a sales professional has been spent entirely in healthcare.
Outside of work Travis enjoys an active lifestyle including running, soccer, volleyball, and surfing. He is an avid sports fan, especially for his hometown Los Angeles teams.
Born and raised in Utah, Tyler has been in IT support for over 10 years supporting a variety of software systems. He is constantly looking to give the best customer support while helping people with their IT needs.
Tyler likes learning about new and exciting things in the IT world. While not working, he enjoys playing card games, video games, and watching movies.
Blaine is a techie, an entrepreneur, an investor, a philanthropist, and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian). He is an 18-year veteran of the software industry. Leaving Hawai'i in 1999 for an opportunity in San Francisco, he's played roles in customer support, sales, operations, and channels for startups before building his career at a pre-IPO Salesforce in 2004.
Originally from Japan, Yuka co-founded two tech startups in Hawai'i. She then directed the Hawai'i government’s innovation policies as the executive director and CEO of the High Technology Development Corporation, where she implemented innovation initiatives, drafted legislation to enrich Hawai'i’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, led incubation centers and mentoring programs, and advised executive teams.
Now residing in Silicon Valley, Yuka acts as an interim executive for startups and advises founders through her consulting firm, Paideia Enterprises. She is currently the president of Astia, a nonprofit that levels the playing field for female entrepreneurs by providing access to capital and networks.
An educator and entrepreneur, Denis offers guidance to student entrepreneurs around the country, delivering his presentation “Lessons from 15 Silicon Valley Startups – 1979 to 2015” and holding subsequent one-on-one meetings with students.
Coleman has been an operating or board-level founder of 15 companies, four of which have had IPOs (Symantec, Visoneer, Neoforma, and Financial Engines). He has angel invested in 55 startups – life science, healthcare, and IT. He has earned three engineering degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. in management from Stanford University.
Raised on a farm in Knoppieslaagte, South Africa, Dean moved to the United States to pursue a career in music and eventually finding his way to the tech world. Dean is currently Mad Mimi Email Marketing's chief of culture and the director of online support at GoDaddy.
A serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco, Eric has wide expertise in consumer mobile applications, travel, humor, and user communities. He currently helps mobile developers build better apps at Facebook.
Siana is the director of corporate philanthropy at ALTRES, Hawai'i’s leading outsourced HR and staffing agency. She was previously the president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Hawai'i. Under her leadership, the company received the Infinite Wish Award and was the nonprofit recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award. In 2013 Siana was awarded the Pacific Business News’ Nonprofit Business Woman of the Year Award and was invited to complete the Weinberg Foundation Fellowship.
Born and raised on Molokai and Oahu, Siana is a Punahou High School graduate. She earned her B.A. in liberal arts from Pepperdine University and completed Harvard Business School's executive education program.