Back in the spring of 1994, Ken and Michael were individual agents at The Principal Financial Group. Ken had been in the financial services industry for about three years, and Michael had been in for less than a year. They were both working through the challenges of being new to financial services when they had the idea to combine their forces. The two began making cold calls together, going out on joint appointments, and realized they were much stronger as a team. Soon after that, they formalized a business partnership and the rest is history.
Ken Kaneshiro, CFP
"I love thinking outside the box to bring custom design features and service benefits to employees."
Ken started his financial services career with the Principal Financial Group in 1990. In 2010, he joined LPL Financial as an independent representative. He is a Qualifying & Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table and Court of the Table.
He specializes in 401k plans, executive benefits, and life insurance planning in both the personal and business markets. He is particularly well versed in helping plan sponsors develop retirement plan provisions to help ensure that a company’s retirement is effective for employees.
Ken is very active in the community, he currently serves as Board President of Guide Dogs of Hawai`i and volunteers with Hawai`i Literacy, the Honolulu Rotary Club, and the Hawai`i Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Ken has enjoyed twenty-six wonderful years with wife Renee and they've raised two sons. Recently the family welcomed its newest member, a 5-year-old rat terrier Bruno. When not chasing the “blur of fur and fangs,” Ken enjoys playing golf, skiing, and fishing with his boys (where they release the “big ones”).
"Everyone takes a different path on the road to retirement; each employee has their own story; let's help them write a good one!"
Michael has been in the Financial Services industry since 1993. He started his career with The Principal Financial Group until he took his practice independent with LPL Financial in 2010. He is a nine-year Million Dollar Round Table and Court of the Table member. Michael received the Real Life Stories Client Service Award* in 2008.
His specialties include life insurance planning in both the personal and business markets, long-term care insurance, estate and individual retirement planning. He seeks to help employers and employees understand the importance of retirement planning. Activities in the community include Royal School PTA President from 2000 to 2015, President of the University Lab School Booster Club from 2006 to 2009, and President of the Kawananakoa Middle School PTSA from 2010 to 2012.
Michael and Anh Starr have been married for twenty-eight years, they've raised three daughters and dogs. He enjoys playing racquetball and participating in an occasional friendly game of poker.
*Real Life Stories Client Service Award based on the following criteria:
(1) Compelling nature of the story - what is the human-interest value of the story (i.e., how engaging or interesting is the story, how well can a mass market audience relate to it)?
(2) Value of insurance - how well does the story demonstrate the role and value of life/disability/long-term care insurance?
(3) Agent value - to what extent did the agent’s efforts impact the story both in terms of structuring the most appropriate insurance program for his/her client as well as meeting his/her clients needs on a more personal level.
Jarrett Imamura, ChFC, CLTC
LPL Financial Advisor
“I love seeing the joy on someone’s face when they realize they can choose their retirement day rather than continue working because they have to.”
Jarrett Imamura, an LPL Financial Advisor started his career in 1998 at AXA Advisors. He joined Retirement Partners of Hawaii after the previous seven years as the Sales Manager at American Savings Bank.
He specializes in helping people strategically pursue their retirement dreams while also planning for any unexpected situation that may arise.
Jarrett has been married to Karie since 2016 and in February of 2019 they welcomed their first child, Jaxon. He enjoys playing basketball, smoking cigars, and working out with his friends.
Heeyeon Kim, MBA, CPA
LPL Financial Advisor
“By working together and taking one step at a time, we make tomorrow better.”
Heeyeon has been in the financial industry for almost 20 years. Her career started as a tax department staff member in one of the largest locally owned CPA Firms in Hawai`i. This led her to open her own practice in 2010. As she worked with small business owners, she saw the need for comprehensive financial planning, so in 2014 she expanded her practice to include financial advising.
Heeyeon works with individuals on wealth accumulation to preservation and is specialized in the small business owners’ market. She strives to help each client reach their unique financial goals using her extensive accounting and tax experience. Retirement Partners of Hawaii and LPL Financial do not provide tax advice or services. Please consult your tax advisor.
She is originally from South Korea, but her family has called Hawaii home since 2001. She enjoys traveling and doing outdoor activities such as camping and hiking with her husband, two small children, and their dog Roxy.