Mahealani Akana
Chief Administrative Officer

Mahealani Akana is Chief Administrative Officer with over 27 years experience in the financial sector. Her experiences range from Client Service Associate to Operations Manager.

Prior to The Rice Partnership, Mrs. Akana lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 21 years before moving back to the islands in 2007. While in Atlanta, she worked for major brokerage firms A.G. Edwards (now Wells Fargo), Paine Webber (now UBS), Prudential/Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley) and Merrill Lynch.   She has extensive experience in managing back office operations, while providing excellent customer service and support.

Her career achievements include Operations Manager at A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc. managing a staff of eight and knowing all areas of operations from cashier and wire operator to Branch Manager’s assistant. Mrs. Akana also has been the Office Coach for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. At Merrill Lynch, she was chosen as Team Captain, leading her team to achieve the “most enrolled online” for two consecutive quarters.