Janas Consulting Opens Honolulu Office

Janas Consulting Opens Honolulu Office – 2/1/2009

Janas Consulting, Inc. has opened as office in Honolulu to serve clients in Hawaii and the South Pacific. Areas of client service include financial consulting, turnaround consulting and Visitor Industry consulting. Michael Givens, George Lipp and Robert Moore have joined the firm in Honolulu. All of them have extensive Visitor Industry experience as consultants and as corporate and project management.

Mike Givens, Managing Director, has more than 35 years of experience in resort hotel management, time share management and Visitor Industry consulting. He has directed hotel-to-condominium and condominium-to-time share conversions and has planned and directed the addition of rooms to hotel properties while he was general manager. Mike is a former member of the Hawaii Hotel Association where he was a Director; the Hawaii Visitors Bureau, the Hawaii Hotel Sales Managers Association; and the Waikiki Junior Chamber of Commerce of which he was President. He is a past member of The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA). He is a Member of the International Ecotourism Association and the Hawaii Ecotourism Association.

George Lipp, Managing Director, is a widely recognized Visitor Industry consultant and has been called “the father of modern tourism.” He and Carter Freeman, Chairman of Janas, were previously partners in the Honolulu office of Pannell Kerr Forster, CPA’s and Consultants, where George was Partner-in-Charge for 15 years. George directed tourism development assignments in Australia, Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. He divides his time between Sydney, Apia and Honolulu.

Robert Moore, Management Consultant, has extensive experience in the Visitor and the Real Estate Industries in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. He has served as a consultant engaged by various companies and as Project Manager for a variety of projects. Bob has an in-depth knowledge of the Visitor Industry and affiliated businesses both as a consultant and an operator.