About Us

Our Story

Founded in 2018, Kahuna has rapidly become a leading provider of skills management software. Kahuna comes from a deep background in people data modeling, core business processes, and understanding the HR systems landscape. Over the years, our team here at Kahuna has repeatedly watched promises of varying HR technologies fail to deliver to meet the needs of both HR and Operations and we are committed to making that a reality.


Kahuna’s mission is to empower the enterprise to create a more competitive and skilled workforce.

Kahuna’s modern skills management platform helps organizations gain a validated and objective view of their workforce capabilities, align talent supply against current and future demand, and increase the return on training investment.

Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Our DIB vision is to build a company where everyone feels included and celebrated as their authentic self. We believe that diversity cultivates leadership, strength, and innovation. We strive to reflect these values in the ways that we interact with one another, as a business, and within our community.

We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience. Our mission is to understand, communicate, and prioritize the importance of a diverse workforce. We strive daily to uphold these values in aspects of our work and our company.

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Best Innovative/Emerging Tech Solution

A solution that brings new features and capabilities to the market or solves an old problem in a new way.

“Our latest research on employee skill development shows a heavy emphasis not just on learner experience, but on measurable skill growth. Kahuna is tackling this with its competency management approach, enabling workers and employers to see skill development over time.”

Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory

Kahuna's Core Values

Be Authentic

We are genuine in our everyday lives and in the work we do and managing working relationships.

Don't Stop Believing

We are a team of individuals who each possess an entrepreneurial spirit that drives our passion to be innovators and risk-takers.

Good Enough Sucks

No matter the size of the company or project, we give our best so everyone can receive our best.

Punch Above Your Weight

We are not afraid to tackle solutions for complex global customers and have the track record to prove it.

Reach Across The Aisle

Similar to how our platform integrates with your existing systems, our team collaborates with your team to help your organization succeed.


We are conscious of real-world problems and are providing purposeful solutions to solve them.

Bring Your Fun

We enjoy our work and the people we work with. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we realize laughing hard and smiling often contributes to what makes us a great team.

Join the Team

Kahuna’s success is a direct result of our people. The culture promotes an entrepreneurial spirit that allows us to thrive in complex environments. We believe in providing our people with a framework for success that allows them to take chances knowing that the company has their back. The results are undeniable both for our customers and for our people. In fact, the best part of my job is receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers.

Jai Shah, Co-Founder & CEO