John John Genovese, ATS, BAS

  • Co-founder of Malama Auctions & Appraisals, LLC

John John is the only Auctioneer with the Auction Technology Specialist (ATS) designation and the only Auctioneer with a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation in the state of Hawaii. He is the overseer and instructor of a weekly public speaking school and a professional speaker. He works as a consultant on multiple non-profit organization event committees.

He is an active member of Young Professionals committee, a project currently being governed by the Kauai Chamber of Commerce where he aids in the education of young professionals on Kauai. 

He also serves the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) as the appointed ambassador for the Association for the States of Hawaii and Alaska. In addition he is a regular scheduled presenter at the annual Conference and Show attended by thousands of auctioneers and their employees from countries on almost every continent each year where he gives instructional sessions on improving business and industry practices.

The BAS designation is awarded to Auctioneers who have completed an in person school in the mainland United States that has a curriculum that is specifically designed to train Auctioneers to become professional event consultants and nonprofit marketing professionals. It furthermore can only be awarded to Auctioneers who have actively had a part in the nonprofit world. He is also the host of an iTunes top rated podcast entitled Fundraiser Solutions, which has a was #1 on the New & Noteworthy charts and has an international reach being downloaded more than 2000 times per month.

The ATS designation is awarded to auctioneers who have completed an in person school in the mainland United States that has a curriculum that is specifically designed to train for two major aspects of modern day Auctions, online bidding platforms, and marketing. ATS designates have been educated to perform Auctions with various online aspects including online only Auctions and simulcast Auctions. The marketing portion of this designation is focused on modern marketing techniques, including social media, email list building, target marketing, and print media marketing. He has used this education to create the experience and success in advertisement of multiple asset types and real estate marketing nationwide.

Both designations have been held since 2012 and require annual continuing education.


Col. John Genovese Jr., CES, GPPA

  • Co-founder of Malama Auctions & Appraisals, LLC

Col. John is the only Auctioneer with the Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation and the only Auctioneer with a Graduated Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) designation in the state of Hawaii. Also currently enrolled in the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), where-in less than 3% of all auctioneers internationally qualify. CAI is a three year course with his graduation scheduled for 2017.  He has been working with the auction industry since 2003.

Attended and graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering and received his international diploma in 2012.

He is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, (NAA). The NAA is known for its unparalleled industry ethics and focus on continuing education.  

Though his roots in the auction industry take him back to the Southern California area, he has made his home and career in Hawaii, with a keen focus on real estate auctions.

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