Tuesday, March 2, 1999Name: Peter Maher
Position: Chief financial officer, Pomare Ltd.
First job: Newsboy, Moraga, Calif.
Favorite pastimes: Surfing, tennis
Pomare Ltd. has chosen Peter Maher to handle financial decisions for the retail and garment manufacturer.
Taking care of finances
"We opened a new store in Anaheim (Calif.) at the Mills shopping complex," Maher said. Besides that outlet, Pomare operates Hilo Hattie's seven stores in Hawaii.
He has 10 years in financial administration and most recently was operational and financial internal auditor for Levi Strauss and Co. in San Francisco. Maher also worked three years in marketing for The Walt Disney Co. in India, Singapore and Hong Kong. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nevada-Reno School of Business and a master's degree in business from Harvard University.
Maher calls himself a "blue-collar MBA," starting as a newsboy at age 9. He was a dishwasher at 13 and parking valet at 16.
By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin