Island Wave

Our Team

175 dedicated employees across the Hawaiian Islands

Our team of 175 dedicated employees has years of experience and expertise in sales, marketing, merchandising, warehouse management, transportation and logistics. We provide distribution services through classic channels with 3-PL services, fulfill web and distribution center orders, and work with retail buyers to get your products placed and sold.

Jeff Swartz
Jeff Swartz is Chief Executive Officer of The Islander Group. Under Jeff’s 25-year leadership, The Islander Group has grown to be the premier independent distributor of general merchandise in Hawaii.
Jeff Swartz
CEO
Steve Holmberg
Steve is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Islander Group. He is a leader in the distribution industry with a proven track record of over 30 years of experience in wholesale distribution, product development, domestic and international sourcing.
Steve Holmberg
President & COO
Jeff Swartz
Agnes is Vice President of Finance. She's been with The Islander Group for 14 years and directs the company's financial strategies, analysis, forecasting and budget management. In addition to those duties, she manages all accounting operations, including receivables, payables, & payroll.
Agnes Cheng-Maguire
VP Finance
Dale Fisher
A valued leader of The Islander Group since 2004, Dale is Vice President of Special Projects, and is formerly Vice President of Operations.
Dale Fisher
Vice President
Meri Ishikawa
Meri has been a team member since 1999 and is Director of Purchasing. Meri and her team are responsible for managing the inventory and logistics of company's product groups. Meri has more than 25 years of experience in the wholesale industry.
Meri Ishikawa
Director of Purchasing
Mark Philbrick
Mark is Director of Product Development. He joined The Islander Group in 2010, with over 30 years of experience in bringing consumer goods to market, as wells as sales, distribution and overseas sourcing and manufacturing..
Mark Philbrick
Director of Product Development
Daniel Ben
Daniel is Director of Warehouse Operations and has been with The Islander Group since 2004. He is responsible The Islander Group's warehouse and transportation teams, as well as exceeding operating objectives and promoting a safe and productive work environment.
Daniel Ben
Director of Warehouse Operations
Andrew Hariman
Andrew is Director of Sales Operations, working with existing clients and developing new business across the Hawaii Islands.
Andrew Hariman
Director of Sales
Madie Roberts
She brings more than 20 years of customer service experience to The Islander Group and is a graduate of Black Hills State University with a degree in business administration. Madie and her team are responsible for all customer service requests, including external customers and internal employees.
Madie Roberts
Office Manager