The BenefitsHawaii Staff

BenefitsHAWAII Staff

David MolenaarDAVID A. MOLENAAR, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dave entered the insurance industry in 1981 after graduating from college with a degree in business and a minor in economics. Initially he worked with individuals and families. In 1985, using his business background, he expanded his practice in to the corporate and group business marketplace.

Dave has continued his education over the years, keeping up with industry changes and trends while earning multiple professional designations in the insurance field, including:

  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Registered Health Underwriter (RHU)
  • Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC)

Today Dave is well known as a Group Disability Income Specialist. A part of his services include doing employee educational presentations, helping employees understand the value of their employer provided benefits.

Feeling a strong commitment to the community, Dave is an active member in the small rural community of Laupahoehoe on the Big Island. He recently donated, designed and installed a nine hole disc golf course for Laupahoehoe Community Charter School on their upper campus.

Dave enjoys hiking, mountain biking and yoga. Some hiking highlights include summiting Mt Rainer, Mt Mauna Loa, trekking thru Patagonia and multiple treks in the Himalayan Mounts of Nepal and Bhutan.


BEN FARAON

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Ben Faraon joined the company with an extensive background in customer service having worked in the local sales market where he held positions as sales manager and manufacturer broker representative. Ben spearheads our account service program, ensuring our clients receive prompt and professional customer service.

Michael RomanMICHAEL G. ROMAN

INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR

Mike is a licensed insurance professional and our in-house expert in computer technology and database management. Mike came to Hawaii from Chicago, IL in 1977. He graduated from Hawaii Loa College in 1981 and quickly took to honing his computer database skills. Since joining Dave in 1996, his 30-plus years of experience in this area have been a valuable asset, enabling us to provide comprehensive policy information and effective administrative tools for our clients. He has been an avid player and supporter of Frisbee sports including Ultimate Frisbee & Disc Golf. Mike resides in Manoa with his wife Louise.