PKF Hawaii Rebrands as Spire Hawaii

PKF Pacific Hawaii of Honolulu has changed its name to Spire Hawaii and announced a new partner as it aims to break away from its recent past, the Pacific Business News reported.Spire Hawaii_2015

Spire Hawaii will be led by a three-person executive committee, which includes Tyler Kimura and Rodney Lee as executive vice presidents. The new firm has also admitted Lucas Sayin as partner. He has seven years experience in accounting, auditing and consulting for the government.

PKF Pacific Hawaii’s name was tainted when its former MP Patrick Oki was charged with 13 counts of theft, forgery and money laundering. His trial is set for Jan. 25.

The firm is also be moving from its location on 1132 Bishop St., where the lease ends Monday, to a new office in downtown Honolulu. The firm’s 20 employees will be working remotely until the move is completed early next year. On Dec. 1, the new company will launch a new website, www.spirehawaii.com.