Brian MumbyPresident, Co-founder
Brian ran a successful industrial construction business for over 20 years before co-founding Kiwi Collection. He was a key driver of the development of the Collection, having focused on the operations and systems integration of the company before assuming the role of President.
Brooke Van HattenVice President of Marketing
Brooke’s 12+ years in online marketing are a valuable asset to Kiwi Collection. She started her online career in the agency world doing account management work, experience that serves her well now for the work she does with our strategic partners such as Visa. Prior to joining Kiwi she was with Chalk Media and played a strategic role in their acquisition by RIM while gaining insights into global marketing. Brooke travels at every opportunity and with only one continent left to visit, as soon as there’s a Kiwi hotel in Antarctica, she’ll be there.
Dana HangaiDirector, Product Management
Dana comes to Kiwi Collection with a background in software development, consulting and financial services. Prior to Kiwi Collection, he held management positions at Thomson Reuters, IBM, and Capital One. He holds an AB from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Dana is an avid runner who also searches for good restaurants and local food whenever he travels.
Cynthia VerboonVice President of Hotel Programs
Cynthia brings 12 years of travel industry knowledge to Kiwi Collection. Previously with Starwood Hotels she has a background in both operations and sales. Her varied experience is well suited to her current role at Kiwi with responsibility for customer operations, website content and our distribution department. In addition to her love of cooking, like all of us she is an avid traveller.
Aaron KoenigTechnical Manager
Aaron spent 10+ years of AI and gameplay programming in the video game industry working on numerous best-selling games, including Turok, Age of Empires and Tron. He now spends his days at Kiwi guiding the development team through building new product features and improving the technical infrastructure. Outside of work, he is a competitive ultimate Frisbee player, recently having played for Team Canada in Japan and the Major League Ultimate team Vancouver Nighthawks.
Faruq AbashamatVice President of Finance
Faruq comes to Kiwi Collection with a background in public accounting, financial services and investment advisory. Prior to joining Kiwi, he held senior management positions with Sage Capital Management Group, a Bahrain-based investment management firm serving high net worth investors, Arab Bank plc, one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, and Deloitte & Touche, one of the Big Four international financial services firms. Faruq holds an Accounting Degree and a CPA certificate from the USA.