Alumni / October 6, 2021

Building Solid Businesses By Building Solid Teams

Robert G. Hisaoka ’79

Bob Hisaoka

Robert G. Hisaoka ’79 believes building a strong business begins with building a strong team through great communication and measuring performance.

Over the span of his career, he’s done just that. 

Hisaoka started out as a C.P.A. and rose to “manager” in record time at a large, local public accounting firm.  He then entered the retail automotive business, operating and co-owning some of the country’s largest, most successful auto dealerships. Today, he is chairman and CEO of RGH Capital, which invests in disruptive companies. He is also a partner in automotive dealerships and related entities.  Hisaoka sits on a number of business and nonprofit boards.  He is an active philanthropist, whose gifts to Maryland Smith and its Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship continue to inspire future business leaders and startup founders.

“I believe in giving back to provide opportunities for others and care for those in need.”

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