HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Eric Yeaman, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Telcom, resigned from the company to take on a new role as president and chief operating officer of First Hawaiian Bank, effective June 22, the companies announced Monday.
"We're delighted to welcome Eric aboard our senior leadership team,” said Bob Harrison of First Hawaiian Bank. “He is a local boy who knows Hawaii and its people. He understands the island business community and has a proven track record in building technology solutions that make sense for customers.”
Yeaman, 47, has been president and CEO of Hawaiian Telcom since 2008. He successfully led its financial and operational turnaround and was pivotal in the launch of Hawaiian Telcom TV, 1 Gigabit Internet speeds and advanced cloud-based services.
"I have loved my very rewarding time at Hawaiian Telcom, but this offer to join Hawaii's largest and most successful bank is too exciting to pass up," Yeaman said. "I'm looking forward to working with the management and employees of an institution that plays such a key role in economic growth and community service in our islands."
The former Kona resident previously held top positions with the Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaiian Electric Industries and Kamehameha Schools.