HONOLULU – Outrigger Hospitality Group adds a new member to its executive team this month, announcing the official appointment of Kenny Kan to senior vice president and chief development officer for the global beach resort brand. In the newly reintroduced role, Kenny will report directly to Outrigger president and CEO, Jeff Wagoner and oversee the company’s growth initiatives, both in Hawaii and around the globe.
As chief development officer, Kan will help execute the company’s strategic growth strategy – increasing the Outrigger portfolio through acquisitions of resort properties and securing management contracts in Hawaii as well as global resort destinations. Prioritizing Outrigger’s commitment to evolution, Kan will reinforce development across all three tiers of ownership and management, including: Outrigger Resorts, the “by Outrigger” branded portfolio and third-party managed assets.
“The decision to appoint a chief development officer is a direct correlation with our mission to be the premier beach resort brand in the world,” said Wagoner. “We have many groundbreaking developments in the pipeline for 2020 and are poised for continued growth with Kenny to help navigate this exciting voyage.”
With several years of recent experience as vice president, capital markets and treasurer, for Alexander & Baldwin – Hawaii, Kenny is no stranger to the Outrigger ‘ohana. He previously served in a corporate finance and strategic planning capacity for the Hawaii hospitality brand. Beyond that, Kenny also has extensive experience in real estate investments from his previous roles as CFO with The Resort Group in Hawaii, vice president in the private equity firm Grove in New York and as a portfolio manager with Goldman Sachs in Tokyo.
Kenny will work closely in collaboration with the chief financial officer and general counsel in this new role and will couple his financial and real estate investment insights with his deep knowledge of Outrigger to further propel the hospitality brand into impactful global expansion and sustainable development as the Premiere Beach Resort Brand in the World.