Advisors

The Maui Advisors: Bios and Photos

Meet Just a Few of the Maui Advisors Who’ve Helped the Over 100,000+ Maui Community Members Make Their Businesses More Successful

David Finkel avatar David Finkel

David Finkel helped over 100,000 Maui Mastermind clients buy, build, and sell billions of dollars of business assets. An ex-Olympic-level athlete turned business multi-millionaire, David is an American success story. He is co-author of, SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back, and one of the nation’s most respected business thinkers. A Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestselling author of over 11 business and financial books, his how-to business and financial articles have appeared in over 6,500 periodicals across the United States. David is Founder and CEO of Maui Mastermind.


Jeff Hoffman avatarJeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman has started numerous companies and is Co-Founder of Priceline.com. He is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, Hollywood film producer and producer of a Grammy winning jazz album. Jeff co-authored, with Maui CEO David Finkel, SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back. Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company and the Wall Street Journal.


Gwen Walker avatarGwen Walker

For two decades Gwen has run multiple successful companies ranging from legal services, to financial services, to sales organizations. Her passion for working with business owners led her to work with David Finkel, CEO of Maui Mastermind, to deliver the "Build a Business, not a job" message, helping business owners grow their business without sacrificing their lives. Gwen enjoys spending time with her husband, Will, of 31 years. When she's not working, you'll see her on the golf course, cooking, or traveling to exotic scuba diving destinations.


Christina Ellis avatarChristina Ellis

Christina has spent 20 years of her professional life in the area of business development, marketing and sales. For the past 10 years, she has taken her knowledge and experience in business and started her own business coaching practice. She believes it is a natural fit for her because she enjoys working with clients - challenging them to see a bigger version of themselves. Christina has worked with small businesses, large corporations, universities, the Department of Defense, and nonprofits realizing and implementing change for increased profit, productivity, and personal reward. She believes in the power of people and delight in the idiosyncrasies of life. Christina lives in Oregon and likes to experience outdoor adventures as much as possible. She has recently taken up paragliding - and enjoys the perspective.


Patty DeDominic avatar Patty DeDominic

Patty DeDominic built and sold several multi-million dollar companies. She founded PDQ Careers, an HR consulting company that provided executive search and staffing solutions to organizations like AT&T, University of Southern California, Children’s Hospitals, The Automobile Clubs of California, Arizona and Texas. She was named CEO of the year by the LA Business Journal, was inducted into the Women’s Business Owners Hall of Fame, is the former Chairperson of the Foundation for SCORE, and was the former President of the National Association of Women Business Owners.


Steve Maxwell avatar Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell has been a successful business owner of multiple companies since he left his high-tech corporate position at Intel over a decade ago. He’s been featured in Readers Digest and is one of nation’s expert on helping business owners systematize their companies so they can sustainably scale. In his investing life he moved from initially investing in dozens of single family homes, to financing private notes as a hard money lender, to today, where Steve focuses on investing in large commercial real estate projects. Steve has a real passion for helping business owners succeed financially and reach their goals. He’s been a Senior Coach with Maui Mastermind, one of the premier business coaching companies in the world, since 2010.


Stephanie Harkness avatar Stephanie Harkness

Stephanie Harkness launched and sat on the boards of numerous start-ups, guiding them to successful exits.  She is the co-founder and CEO of Pacific Plastics and Engineering. The former Chairperson of the National Association of Manufacturers, Stephanie is one of only three people to receive the Medal of Freedom award from the National Association of Manufacturers (the other two recipients were Henry Ford and Ronald Reagan). She earned the “National Woman Business Owner” and Wells Fargo Bank’s “Outstanding Entrepreneur of 1998” awards.


Phil Wofford avatarPhil Wofford

Phil Wofford, PMP, MBA, PE, CMfgE has a broad background in Start-Ups, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, Quality, HR, IT Systems, Engineering, and Real Estate. As a Maui coach he focused on high growth owners and management teams. Phil is a partner and member of the board and helped build an INC 5000 business, providing claims management services to hospital clients across the US. He served in various capacities as CEO, CFO, CIO and “do whatever it takes” roles during the rapid expansion of this successful business that experienced double digit growth year over year! Phil has extensive start-up experience with international firms establishing first time business operations in the USA. He developed projects from start up to full operations for four international firms, serving as the “Shadow President” or ranking American in these operations. These firms included the first U.S. operations facilities for Suzuki (ATV’s - Japanese), LG (solid surface materials - Korean), VTS America (equipment manufacturing - European) and YDK America (electronics service firm - Japanese). Phil has also been involved in real estate in single family and commercial renovations, acquisitions, short sales and bank financing transactions for real estate. He is a founding Director of The Cambridge Fund (real estate investment fund) and the North Metro REIA (Real Estate Investors Association).  Phil believes in helping develop systems and procedures that will assist businesses in growing to the next level by translating strategic goals into daily focus. He provides coaching and accountability tools for the management team. Phil is an Honor graduate in Engineering from Georgia Tech and has an MBA in Marketing/Finance from Berry College. He has also been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT. Also a registered Professional Engineer (GA) and Certified Manufacturing Engineer. He is an active member of the start-up community in Atlanta, serving as an advisor to several future growth firms.


Rebecca Williams avatarRebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams worked with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program criteria as an Internal Assessor and External Examiner. She built a career working with service based start-ups and managing organizational change. She has a passion for identifying transformational opportunities through innovation and quality improvement. She specializes in strategy planning, leadership, human systems, culture development, program design, training and development, and organizational design; with a specific eye on implementation and results oriented metrics.


Rob and Patrice Mabary avatarRob and Patrice Mabary

Rob and Patrice Mabary are serial entrepreneurs who have started, managed, purchased, grown, and sold numerous small businesses in the areas of consulting and medical education for physicians. They presently own about seven Level 3 businesses, all of which are profitable, and employ about 100 people.


Kevin Bassett avatarKevin Bassett

Kevin Bassett is the founder and CEO of Bassett and Byers, P.A., a mid-sized CPA firm that specializes in working with high net worth entrepreneurs. A published author, Kevin is himself a “Level Three Business Owner” of a successful payroll company and his CPA firm. Over the years Kevin has worked with billionaire clients to corporate clients, helping them with Preemptive Tax Strategy™ and outside financial planning for businesses and business owners. He’s been a featured speaker at business and investment groups and conferences across the United States, and he’s been a Maui Advisor since 2007.


Oscar Subirats avatarOscar Subirats

Oscar Subirats - ex Division 1 tennis college athlete turned entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of his own company which pioneered his industry at the international level, having helped thousands of clients from all over the world in the past 20 years. By implementing the Maui Mastermind principles into his own company, runs a largely owner independent international organization. His passion for business has led him to work directly with David Finkel, CEO of Maui Mastermind, to deliver the "Build a Business NOT a Job" message through one-on-one coaching, as well as speaking, helping business owners grow their business without sacrificing their lives. As a business, real estate, and financial investor, he is always looking for opportunities to "Build Wealth Outside of Your Business." One of Oscar's passions is continually building up and motivating others to understand that family, faith, joy, quality of life, and financial success can all be enjoyed without sacrificing one for the other. Oscar has travelled extensively around the world to foster business relationships, speakat international events, and create strategic relationships for his business ventures. Oscar is married to his wife, business partner, and best friend, Andrea. They love, besides their daughter Mila, travelling the world for weeks at a time, particularly to South America and Europe. Oscar is currently working on his first book, which he plans to release by 2020.


Jennifer Martin avatarJennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin's passion, over the last 19 years, has been helping business owners, leaders, and managers learn how to operate from their personal brilliance and create businesses that THRIVE! Following a successful career in sales (in Real Estate, Construction, Printing, Hospitality, and other industries) and an 11-year management position with Clear Channel Communications, Jennifer Martin started her first Business Consulting firm. Working with a variety of businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500's her focus has been on helping business leaders create profitable businesses that give them more life. As a published author, sought-after speaker and corporate trainer, Jennifer has been presenting to organizations across the USA since 1999. Since that time Jennifer has owned 5 businesses, taught entrepreneurship courses, facilitated trainings, and privately coached over 300 business owners on 6 continents through her own companies, and some of the top business coaching organizations in the world. When she's not working on her next book (Loving Your Business to Wealth), planning her next cruise or traveling around the world, you can find her eating frozen yogurt or sifting through a local garage sale, or enjoying her time with family and friends.


Doug Crawford avatarDoug Crawford

Doug Crawford is a U.S. Military Veteran and an accomplished business leader who has led turn-around and strategic innovation efforts at Magellan Geographix (Maps.com), Vicinity Corporation (MapBlast, acquired by Microsoft - Bing Maps) and Digital Map Products. These successful companies’ digital maps and spatial data are used by Google, Zillow, MLS and over one hundred government agencies. Doug has also served in the United States Army Honor Guard, U.S. Library of Congress, Navy League of the U.S. and on the board of ABC-Clio, where helped grow the company through the pioneer-stage of the Internet.


Carrie Asuncion avatarCarrie Asuncion

Carrie Asuncion has, for over 20 years, helped individuals, groups and management teams accelerate their results and create richer, more fulfilling lives- lives filled with authenticity and abundance. She has coached business owners in a variety of industries ranging from technology, medical, professional services, etc. For the first 12 years of her career, she worked with some of the hottest tech companies in Silicon Valley-Sun Microsystems, Synopsis and a few other exciting startups working her way to the ranks of VP in Human Resources. She then went on to pursue an advanced degree in psychology and studied how to develop high performance individuals and teams. Her secret sauce is helping busy business owners take their businesses to the next level by blasting through their doubts and fears and aligning them with their purpose. As a result, clients feel a greater sense of confidence, congruence in their lives and profitability in their businesses. As a sought-after business coach, facilitator and speaker, Carrie helps clients achieve new heights of success, meaning, and aliveness.


Alan Gassman avatarAlan Gassman

Alan Gassman, JD, LL.M is senior partner with Gassman, Crotty, & Denicolo, PA. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbard®, Alan has been on the board of advisors of the Journal of Asset Protection, a fellow in the American Bar Association National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, and a member of the Florida Bar since 1994. As one of the nation’s top physicians’ attorneys, Alan has been serving physicians and medical groups for over thirty years. His deep knowledge and experience working with the specialized needs of doctors led him to become one of the most sought after speakers and medical attorneys in the country. Alan is a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization Accredited Estate Planner, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Alan has authored more than 200 articles and law school textbook contributions. Alan and his wife, Marcia, live in Clearwater, Florida. His firm can be reached at (727) 442-1200 or online at www.gassman.law.com.


Tom Taylor avatarTom Taylor

Former soldier, on-air radio personality, and voice over artist turned entrepreneur. Tom is the founder and CEO of his own successful consulting company, which has served national and international clients; including celebrities, politicians, and prominent business owners over the last decade. His passion for marketing and sales is only surpassed by his enthusiasm and drive to help others reach their next level. Tom has helped hundreds of business leaders achieve their personal freedom by properly leveraging and maximizing their existing resources, especially the resources they were unaware they had. He has extensive experience in credit, investments, insurance, marketing (online and offline), and sales. Another of Tom's passions is being a mentor of at-risk youth, helping them make better life choices and to overcome adversity through self-accountability, determination, and hard work. Tom is dynamic speaker and trainer who has worked with numerous organizations around the country. Tom is married to his wife, business partner, and very best friend, who also happens to be a breast cancer survivor and now cancer free.


All totaled, the Maui Advisors past and present have collectively created, launched, scaled, and sold over $2 billion of businesses!

Now you have your chance to learn from these ultra-successful entrepreneurs, who feel called on to pass on the decades of experiences they’ve gathered to the next generation of business owners.

It’s these years of experience and wisdom gained by facing the same challenges you’re facing — creating a winning business strategy, dealing with employee and vendor issues, controlling costs, managing cash flow, and growing sales—that has helped us create and refine our concrete road map to build a business they can one day sell, scale, or own passively.

The bottom line is we help business owners build a business, not a job.

The real question is, are you serious about taking your business to the next level?

If you are, we encourage you to get engaged with the Maui community and leverage the tools, the people, and the programs to grow and develop your business.