What is Pueo?

The company name “Pueo” translates to owl in Hawaiian and is intended to convey company culture – wisdom and guardianship. The pueo is one of the various physical forms assumed by ʻaumākua (ancestor spirits) in Hawaiian culture.  In Hawaiian culture ʻaumākua act as guardians to their families, guide, and protect them – not unlike the important role of management consultants to their clients. Often depicted with graduation caps and famed in the classic children’s story “Winnie the Pooh” the owl is an iconic representation of wisdom and knowledge.  Critical to Pueo Business Solutions is their reliance upon knowledge gained through study, experience, and application.

About Us

Our Story

One evening after working a long day on ‘Ulupalakua Ranch, my grandfather Edward Ka’iaokamalie did not return home, concerning his wife Eva.  After still not returning the following day, Eva organized a search party of horsemen to look for her dear husband.  After several days, and with no sign of Eddie, the search party concluded that Eddie probably slipped into town and proposed canceling the search.  At that moment, Eva saw a pueo circling in the distance … in broad daylight and out of the ordinary.  Acknowleding her ʻaumākua, she directed the search party to that location. Sure enough, Eddie lay parched, near death, and pinned under his horse who had suffered a broken leg. The pueo remains our family’s ever-vigilant defender.

Company Overview

Pueo Business Solutions (Pueo) was founded by a select team of government and business executives to bridge the gap for clients who seek to optimize scarce resources. Pueo’s value proposition lies in rapidly pioneering unique enterprise optimization solutions to inform, measure, and defend critical decisions with meaningful results.  Every Pueo solution renders technologies, customer learning solutions, and proven experts. Our capability library maintains proprietary, re-usable, and customizable tools and frameworks for rapid delivery.  Through extensive research, we maintain supporting data and documented standards against which our solutions establish insight, alignment, and compatibility. These artifacts allow Pueo to deliver immediate client value. ​

Who we service

Pueo’s target market is the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community where our team maintains a broad network of government and business relationships and are keenly aware of its decision-making strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. While this target market is ideal for Pueo’s assigned business designations, we also seek to diversify work across the Federal and commercial work spaces.