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Leadership

Mark Fukunaga, Chief Executive Officer

mark_fukunaga-030r2-2Mark Fukunaga is Servco’s third-generation Chairman and CEO, leading the company’s automotive distribution and retailing operations, home and commercial products distribution, commercial insurance brokerage, and investments in venture capital and private equity.

Servco was originally founded by Mark’s grandfather, Peter Fukunaga, in 1919. In 1960, his father George and Uncle Tom Fukunaga took over the business and led the company through the growth and challenges of the next several decades. In 1994, Mark and his cousin Eric Fukunaga assumed leadership of Servco Pacific Inc. as Chairman and CEO, and President, respectively.

Over the last decade, Mark has overseen the expansion of Servco’s insurance business into the Pacific Northwest and its automotive business into Australia. Under Mark’s leadership, Servco has grown its gross revenue to over $1.3 billion and has been recognized as one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work by Hawaii Business magazine for 12 years. Most recently Servco opened an investment office in California with plans to expand the company’s other businesses into new global markets.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and a juris doctor from the University of Chicago Law School. He serves on the board of KCAA Preschool of Hawaii, Densho, and the Children’s Discovery Center and as a trustee for Pomona College and Punahou School. Mark also serves as the co-chairperson for Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, of which Servco is a 50-50 majority shareholder with TPG Growth.

Joseph Hu, President

joseph_hu-29-2Joseph Hu serves as the president of Servco Pacific Insurance, the company’s insurance brokerage division with operations in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. He is primarily responsible for the agency’s overall strategic planning, talent development, and new business growth including geographic expansion into other U.S. regions and Asia.

Mr. Hu joined Servco Pacific Insurance in 1988. Under his leadership, Joseph grew SPI into one of the largest insurance brokerage agencies in Hawaii increasing annual revenue over 10 times. He also oversaw the expansion of SPI to the Pacific Northwest and helped build one of the fastest growing insurance agencies in the region with offices in Seattle, Oregon, and Tacoma.

Prior to Servco, Joseph worked at Jardine Insurance Brokers and Frank B. Hall of Hawaii where he lead teams responsible for servicing the agency’s major accounts. While with Frank B. Hall of Hawaii, Joseph negotiated the placement of insurance for the State of Hawaii’s entire property program.

Joseph earned a B.B.A. in marketing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), recognized by the Insurance Institute of America. He currently serves as a director for the Hawaii Chinese Association. In the past, Joseph served as president of the Hawaii Chapter of CPCU and the Professional Insurance Agents of Hawaii.

Graham Gardner, Executive Vice President

grahamGraham Gardner is the vice president and managing partner of Servco Pacific Insurance’s Seattle office. Since opening the Seattle office in 2010, Graham, along with business partner Trond Bodal, was part of a leadership team that oversaw the rapid growth of SPI including the expansion of the practice to Tacoma, Washington and Newport, Oregon.

Prior to SPI, Graham served as the director for marine and national practice leader at Wells Fargo, and served on the Seattle office’s executive committee. During his time at Wells Fargo, the marine group enjoyed steady growth and sustained success. Previously, Graham started Sullivan & Curtis Insurance Brokers which was eventually sold to Wells Fargo. Graham started his career on the floor of Lloyd’s of London. In his 16 years in the London market, he focused on complex marine risks and worked for several well-known insurance brokerage companies, including C.E. Heath and Nicholson Chamberlain Coles, moving up from broker to director.

Graham enjoyed a private education in the United Kingdom. He served on the board of the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial and, most recently, has served as vice president for the special education unit at the University of Washington.

Trond Bodal, Executive Vice President

trond_bodal-2r-2Trond Bodal is the vice president and managing partner of the Servco Pacific Insurance Seattle office. Since opening the Seattle office in 2010, Trond, along with business partner Graham Gardner, was part of a leadership team that oversaw the rapid growth of SPI including the expansion of the practice to Tacoma, Washington and Newport, Oregon.

Prior to SPI, Trond served in key executive roles at Wells Fargo and was also responsible for one of the largest books of business in its local Seattle office. Trond started his insurance career as an agent for a family-owned insurance agency, Charles Lill Insurance. Later, he also worked for the Seattle office of Rollins Burdick Hunter (now known as AON). When he left AON in 1993, he was the manager of a marine department that had grown to over 20 employees and was one of the largest marine brokerages on the West Coast. Shortly after his AON departure, Trond and three other colleagues from AON started the Seattle office of Sullivan & Curtis (S&C) and the four partners grew this operation to over $10 million in revenue by 2003, when they sold S&C to ABD Insurance Services. S&C was known for handling large, complex accounts, covering industries such as biotech, seafood, transportation, and large retail.

Trond is actively involved with the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), working on its affairs and business development. He is a 20+year Rotarian, a former board member of the Fishermen’s Memorial Fund, and a past president of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce.

Wayne Wehr, Executive Vice President

wayne_wehr-36r2-2Wayne Wehr is the executive vice president of Servco Pacific Insurance. In his role,Wayne oversees the various practice groups in Hawaii including Servco Auto Insurance Services.

Prior to becoming executive vice president, Wayne oversaw all independent agents, the Servco Pacific Inc. insurance program, and risk management. Since joining SPI in 1996, Wayne has been directly responsible for the placement and servicing of a wide variety of accounts including HRT, Ltd. /Harry Weinberg, International In-Flight, Colony Surf Hotel and Michel’s Restaurant, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. and Diversified Distributor, R.M. Towill & Associates, the Estate of Harold K.L. Castle et al, Advantage Webco Hawaii, Inc., Ben Franklin/Ace Hardware, and McDonald’s of Hawaii. Previously, Wayne served at Bishop Insurance as the Underwriting Executive Vice President.

Wayne is a Punahou graduate and earned a B.A. in history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has held officer positions within Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), having served as director from 1994 to present, and local president from June 1999–2000. Wehr is also the current National Director of PIA representing Hawaii.

Juli Torigoe, Senior Vice President - Director of Finance

web_juli_torigoe-2Juli Torigoe is the senior vice president and director of Finance for Servco Pacific Insurance. Juli oversees all accounting functions for SPI and has responsibility for fiscal oversight and corporate reporting. Juli was integral in supporting the expansion of the company into the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining SPI, Juli served as the Group Vice President and Corporate Controller of Servco Pacific Inc., the parent company of SPI, where she oversaw the corporate consolidation, tax, credit administration, and all accounting functions. Previously, Juli served as the acting CFO of the Board of Water Supply, Finance Director of Duty Free Shoppers – Hawaii Division. She also held various leadership positions at Bank of Hawaii and Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young).

Juli earned a B.A. and Master of Accounting degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Juli is also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Global Management Accountant. Active in the community, she does volunteer work with youth sports, the State Circuit Court (Family Court), and is currently the Treasurer of the Hawaii Better Business Bureau.

Jacinda Elias, Senior Vice President - Director of Agency Operations

jacinda_elias-1-2r-2Jacinda Elias is the senior vice president and director of Agency Service & Operations for Servco Pacific Insurance. In her role, Jacinda oversees the agency’s mergers and acquisitions activities, training and development of staff, and overall operational management.

Prior to joining SPI, Elias served as a unit manager for Atlas Insurance Agency in Honolulu. Previously, Elias worked as vice president of insurance operations for King & Neel, Inc. She was also a founding partner of Risk Solution Partners, LLC and started SoulTrex, Inc., a retail and outdoor adventure operation.

Jacinda is a graduate of Punahou School and earned a B.A. in psychology from Occidental College.