Dr. Kekai Namauu, DBA

Chief Executive Officer
  • Hometown: Hilo, HI
  • Industry Experience: 23 Years
  • Industry Sector(s): Cybersecurity, Project Management, Human Resources, Process Improvement
  • Military Affiliation: USAF retired (20-yrs of service)


NTI’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kekai Namauu is a retired 20-year Air Force veteran, Entrepreneur and Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert.  Throughout his military career he has served in nearly every facet of the cyber fight to include operating and securing the $4.5 billion Air Force Information Network (AFIN), performing global enterprise level Information Assurance (IA) and governance, commanding, controlling, and executing tactical Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), as well as non-kinetic Offensive Cyberwarfare Operations (OCO). Dr. Namauu’s excellence has been recognized countless times throughout his military career and he is also a distinguished graduate of the Air Force’s Cyberwarfare Weapon Systems School. 


  • Doctor of Business Administration-California Southern University
  • Master of Business Administration-Excelsior College
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Excelsior College
  • Associate of Applied Science, CCAF-Information Systems Management
  • Associate of Applied Science, CCAF-Ecological Controls
  • Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Stanford University
  • Certificate in Advanced Computer Security, Stanford University
  • Certificate in Executive Leadership, Cornell University


Project Management
Human Resource Management
Continuous Process Improvement

Industry Certifications

Cyber Security
  • ISC2, Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISC2, Information Systems Security Management (CISSP-ISSMP)
  • ISACA, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • ISACA, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • CertNexus, Cybersecurity First Responder (CFR)
  • CompTIA, Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
  • CompTIA, Security+ (Sec+)
  • CompTIA, Network+ (Net+)
  • CompTIA, Project+, (Project+)
  • CompTIA, Cloud+ (Cloud+)
  • CompTIA, Healthcare IT Technician (HIT)
  • CompTIA, Social Media Security Professional (SMSP)
  • Fortinet, Network Security Professional (NSE4)
  • Fortinet, Network Security Associate (NSE2)
  • Fortinet, Network Security Associate (NSE1)
  • EC-Council, Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
  • EC-Council, Certified Network Defense Architect (C|ND)
  • EC-Council, Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU)
  • EC-Council, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • EC-Council, Certified Network Defense Architect (C|ND)
  • EC-Council, Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU)
  • Cisco, Certified Network Associate (CCNA)-Cyber Operations
  • IOSS, OPSEC Practitioner Level I (OPSECP-L1)
Cyber Support
  • Microsoft, Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Microsoft, Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Microsoft, Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Microsoft, Security Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft, Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft, Teamwork Administrator Associate
  • Exin, Information Technology Infrastructure Library V4 (ITIL) 
  • HDI, Customer Service Representative (HDI-CSR)
  • HDI, Service Center Director (HDI-SCD)
  • PMI, Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PMI, Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
  • NCMA, Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)
  • SHRM, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • HRCI, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • MSI, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB)
  • MSI, Six Sigma Black Belt Certified (SSBBC)
  • MSI, Sarbanes Oxley Trained Professional (SOTP)
  • MSI, HIPAA Certified Professional (HCP)
  • Stanford, Certified Project Manager (SCPM)