About Civil Beat / Our Team

Civil Beat Staff

Editor, General Manager
Vice President of Operations and Philanthropy
Deputy Editor
Deputy Editor
Investigations Editor
Politics and Opinion Editor
IDEAS Editor
Audio Reporter
Major Gifts Consultant
Audience Development Editor
Membership and Events Manager
Multimedia Producer
Washington D.C. Correspondent
Digital Producer
Operations Assistant
Operations Manager

Board of Directors

Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar is a philanthropist, technologist and innovator who is best known as the founder of eBay. A strong believer in the power of individuals and community, Pierre’s vision for Honolulu Civil Beat is to empower citizens and encourage greater civic participation through media. He believes that a strong democracy requires an engaged society supported by effective news reporting and analysis.

Pierre serves as the publisher of Honolulu Civil Beat. He is also the founder of First Look – a media and technology company dedicated to upholding and promoting the tenets of the First Amendment. For more information about Pierre’s personal, professional and philanthropic interests, visit OmidyarGroup.com.

Randy Ching

Randy Ching is a co-founder of Honolulu Civil Beat, and of UP2398, a venture capital firm fostering a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs. Randy spent eight years at eBay in a variety of leadership roles. Prior to eBay, he was a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins and Cooley Godward. Born and raised in Honolulu, Randy graduated from Punahou School. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and has a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Mike Mohr

Mike Mohr is the founder and chairman of Comprehensive Financial Management. He has served as a close advisor to Pierre and Pam Omidyar for many years and is a managing director of The Omidyar Group. He also serves as a trustee, director and officer of a significant number of charitable organizations and commercial ventures.