Kālā Capital Partners was founded with the intent of spreading financial knowledge and literacy by guiding, inspiring, and coaching clients in their pursuit of financial freedom. At Kālā Capital we are fiduciaries and understand that everyone and every situation is different. The best way to reconcile these differences requires creating a plan that does right by you. Doing right by our clients is the core of who we are. To ensure we always stay true to our beliefs, all business decisions are made through the lens of our core values: balance, transparency, clarity and ownership of your actions and assets.
EACH KĀLĀ TEAM MEMBER STANDS BY THE FIDUCIARY OATH
Ethan Ho, CEO
Phone: 808-769-6886 ext 5
Born and raised on Oahu, Ethan grew up with a passion for business and an immense interest in the subject of money. He graduated from Punahou School on Oahu and went on to Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business in New York City and London, where he gained a deeper understanding of his passions for money, entrepreneurship and marketing.
With over seven years of client facing industry experience and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificate Ethan has a deep understanding of personal finance and what it takes for people to achieve their goals.
As an Eagle Scout, Ethan has adopted the same scouting mottos and principles into his business practices. These guiding principles are the foundation he leans on while building trust and demonstrating his competency as an advisor.
When Ethan is not working you can find him surfing ocean swells, diving for seashells with his partner, Marissa, playing fetch or hiking with his dog, Luna, and practicing the martial art of Jiu Jitsu.
Chris Bueno, CFO
Phone: 808-769-6886 ext 7
Born and raised in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, Chris grew up with a deep understanding of the importance of family, long term planning, and the power of generational wealth. He enjoys teaching his clients the same financial lessons he learned from growing up in place with an extremely high cost of living and low average salary. By providing guidance and advice toward his clients’ life goals, he can combine his passion for finance with his desire to help his community. Upon college graduation, Chris found his calling in the financial services industry and has not looked back.
Chris attended high school at Iolani School and earned his degree in Business with a Chinese minor at the University of Puget Sound. Here, he participated in several organizations, ranging from intramural soccer and Division 3 track and field to the Puget Sound Investment Club. Chris is constantly strengthening his understanding of the financial world as a student of the CFA® Institute and a candidate for the CFP® certification.
April Nakayama, CCO
Phone: 808-769-6886 ext 1
April was born and raised on Oahu and grew up paddling outrigger canoes. Through paddling April learned the importance of teamwork, but more importantly how to optimize a team's output by keeping everyone in sync moving towards a common goal.
April attended Castle High School and went on to graduate from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii with a degree in finance. She began her professional career working in banking, then transitioned to a client facing role as a financial planner. Due to April's exceptional attention to detail and drive to support a team, she has decided to focus her talents on the backend support that goes into running a financial planning business.
When April is not working, you can find her coaching high school paddling students, fishing the local waters or soaking in the sunshine at Kaneohe sandbar.