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State deputy budget director takes CFO job at Tetris Online

Dean Hirata has left his position as state deputy director of budget and finance to become the chief financial officer for Honolulu-based Tetris Online Inc.

“Dean brings a wealth of experience and financial leadership to this new role of chief financial officer at Tetris Online,” said Minoru Arakawa, president and chief executive officer of Tetris Online.

“We are confident that Dean will be a valuable addition to our executive team and guide the company financially as we continue to expand our games portfolio.”

Hirata, a certified public accountant with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, served as vice chairman and chief financial officer of Central Pacific Financial Corp. before joining state government.

Prior to Central Pacific Financial Corp., he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of CB Bancshares, Inc., a bank holding company, whose principal subsidiary was City Bank. Hirata also worked at First Hawaiian Bank and the international accounting firm of KPMG.

Tetris Online is the exclusive online licensee of The Tetris Co.

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