when Bale mark, BBAMore ’91, meet a marketing student Tiffany Tabal, BBAMore ’08, at the 2008 business night, of both colleges Hawaii Alumni of the Manoa Siddler College of Business could be predicted to be the beginning of a business relationship that, years later, would eventually lead them to work together as co-owners of a successful marketing, management and technology business.
Tawara always chose marketing and management options when he applied to mentor at Siddler College’s signature student event, Business Night. Save for future career paths. It was at this event that he met Tabal and was immediately “impressed by her communication skills, poise and her personality”.
“She made a really good first impression, and I thought she would be very successful in marketing after graduating,” Tawara said.
after completing the internship CompaqTawara contacted Tawara and asked if there was a marketing opportunity at Berto Collins Hawaii, where he was a marketing director. offered her a full-time position with the company as a Marketing/Information Resource Assistant.
When the global recession in 2009 forced the company to downsize, Tawara leveraged his expert network to help secure a position as a business development coordinator at Bowers + Kubota Consulting, where she has since retired. I spent a year of my career there.
“Meeting Mark as a student right before graduation was a great opportunity for me,” said Tabal. “Making this connection has helped me get to where I am today.”
Over the years, the pair stayed in touch and served together on boards and committees of various professional organizations.After nearly a decade at Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Tabbal was looking for a change. rice field. Tahara was looking to hire the first full-time employee at Manageability. LLC, a marketing, management and technology consulting firm he started in 2015. Tabal joined Tawara in 2019 as Marketing/Administration Manager and has quickly become an irreplaceable and integral part of the business.
Fast forward to 2021 and Tawara (who also owns Bright Light Digital, a successful digital signage, audio-visual, and technology solutions company) decided he needed a co-owner of Manageability. He did not hesitate to ask Tabal to fill the role and lead the company with him. Tabbal He became the principal and co-owner of Manageability LLCmaking it a small disadvantaged entity owned by women.
“I am very proud to see Tiffany grow from student to employee to partner,” said Tawara. It’s the epitome of a business night.”
For more stories, check out the Spring/Summer 2022 edition of Shidler Business magazine.
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