Executive Staff Profiles
Tom Kiely – Chief Executive Officer
Upon graduation from Boston College in 1972, Mr. Kiely entered the hotel industry and held marketing positions with Hilton Hotels, Fairmont Hotels and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. With the Hyatt Corporation, Mr. Kiely was Director of Marketing of the Hyatt Resorts of Hawaii, which were among the top performing hotels in the company at that time. In 1988, Mr. Kiely branched out and opened The Kiely Company which is a marketing management firm, and designed and managed campaigns for the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Waikiki Oahu Visitors Bureau, Atlantis Resort [Bahamas], Island of Lanai [Dole Corporation], Hyatt Resorts, Westin Resorts, Aston Resorts, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, New Zealand Tourist Board and others.
In 1990, the Waikiki Oahu Visitors Bureau offered a challenge to Mr. Kiely and his team, and that was to efficiently and effectively create more television exposure for the destination. At that time, TEAM Unlimited was created and it embarked on an unprecedented program of growth which has created and produced more than 285 events and over 340 television shows.
Janet Clark – President
Janet has more than 35 years experience in media advertising and marketing services for a wide variety of Hawaii travel and destination clients. Formerly with The Schiller Group Ltd. and Ogilvy and Mather, Hawaii, she served as 1991/92 Advertising Agency Association of Hawaii present and was named Ad Woman of the Year in 1992. Ms. Clark joined TEAM Unlimited in 1994 as Vice President, Marketing and has since been promoted to President of the company.
Dave “The Big Kahuna” Nicholas – Senior Vice President
Over 35 years experience in special event planning, incentive travel, specialty sales promotions and golf course management. Prior to joining TEAM, he held positions with Electrolux Corporation, Meeting Plan Management, Inc., Cedarbrook country Club and Chesapeake Hills Country Club. Mr. Nicholas joined TEAM Unlimited in 1989 as vice president and has since been promoted to senior vice president.