NEWS: Former Silicon Valley High Tech Executive Magsalay-Zeller and Her Latest Venture Pooki’s Mahi Inducted to Business Hall of Fame

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

San Francisco Award Program announced today Pooki’s Mahi is among a very small group of companies that have won the San Francisco Award for three consecutive years.  This distinction qualifies Hawaiian single serve coffee maker Pooki’s Mahi to be inducted into the San Francisco Business Hall of Fame.  This is an elite group.

The San Francisco Award Program reviews nominees in and around the San Francisco area that achieved marketing success in their local community and business category and chooses only the best local businesses.  Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category.  The San Francisco Award Program focuses on quality and not quantity.  Pooki’s Mahi won the 2013 and 2014 Food & Beverage Awards.  Winners are determined on the information gathered both internally by the San Francisco Award Program and data provided by the third parties. 

The award focuses on companies that have demonstrated the ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times.  Pooki’s Mahi was chosen because it exemplifies the best of small business often leading through customer service and community involvement.  As an exceptional company, Pooki’s Mahi helps the San Francisco Bay Area (and Silicon Valley) be a great place to live, work and play.

A Business Hall of Fame award is a result of Pooki’s Mahi consistently exceeding metrics in business operations, supply chain management, operations excellence and customer service.  Pooki’s Mahi achieved this thanks to the dedication and efforts as well as the work of others in Les Magsalay-Zeller’s organization to build a lean, focused and driven business.

The team is now part of the exclusive group of small businesses that have achieved as a Business Hall of Fame inductee.

“A few years ago I was presented an opportunity to work on Pooki’s Mahi full time or continue working in a high tech corporation where my role’s innovation and growth was close to non-existent.  Chose Pooki’s Mahi, my idea that started in early 2000s and incubated the self funded startup in 2011.  We began with a simple idea:  bring hard to find, highly valued, and award-winning products to customers at an affordable price, quickly and efficiently.  Operated the start-up like a mini-Business Unit inside a high tech corporation with metrics driven goals, outsourcing entire functions to partners and held each functional area accountable.  If a function or partner did not perform within a given time frame against the target metrics (like the Affiliate Channel), then pivot and divert investments into areas that are performing,” says Leslie Magsalay-Zeller, Founder/CEO of Pooki’s Mahi. 

She continues, “All the lessons learnt leading massive launch teams in the high tech industry paid off.  Pooki’s Mahi’s Advisory Board is broken into two levels:  executives and subject matter experts.  Executive Advisors are currently executives that guide the strategy, partnerships and long term planning.  Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) focus on advising day-to-day operations.  Pooki’s Mahi would not be where it is today without solid partners leading the product areas in the supply chain ecosystem (100% Kona coffee pods single serve cups products, award-winning tea, single serve cups/capsules), fulfillment, and marketing (product marketing, market communications, events, press and media). 

Kudos goes to Pooki’s Mahi’s executive advisors, subject matter experts and partners for believing in me and keeping the teams focused.”


Key wins and highlights for Pooki’s Mahi’s Business Hall of Fame Award:


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About San Francisco Award Program:

The San Francisco Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the San Francisco area.  Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The San Francisco Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups.  Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contribution to the U.S. economy. 

SOURCE:  San Francisco Award Program


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About Pooki’s Mahi: 

Pooki’s Mahi™ is a Silicon Valley-based private label coffee pods and custom promotional products manufacturer offering Hawaiian 100% Kona coffee and award-winning private label teas in sustainable single serve cups. Private label brands partner with Pooki’s Mahi for the efficient supply chain, go to market launch and new product introduction expertise. Since its online launch in 2013, Pooki’s Mahi products have been a favorite of customers, charities, celebrities and athletes and have been featured at red carpet events including Celebrity Gift Suites and athletes and seen on several television shows.  Pooki’s Mahi’s mission is to revolutionize the supply chain ecosystem to make it efficient by using technology in bringing the highest quality Kona coffees into the market in a sustainable, compostable cup. Hawaiian coffees are harvested/roasted in Hawaii, single serve cup manufactured in US and distributed to several fulfillment centers in the US.

For more information on Pooki’s Mahi custom private label coffee, pods pricing, single serve tea visit Pooki's Mahi Private Label Products platform.  Buy Kona coffee subscriptions at Follow Pooki’s Mahi on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to keep up with news insights to launching custom promotional products. Pooki’s Mahi has a zero tolerance for firms engaged in cyber-bullying, cyber-criminal, slander, negative reviews, or cultural discrimination.  A single serve coffee maker of black / white cups and aloha islands competitors cyber-bullied Pooki’s Mahi Founder/CEO since 2014. The relentless negative campaigns, slander and IP bullying resulted in irreparable harm.  Once a cyber-bully, always a bully.



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