CIRI’s executive leadership team has extensive experience working on behalf of CIRI shareholders and a track record of success. The strength of CIRI’s management is defined by the diverse experiences and skills each member brings to the team. The business acumen and expertise of the team is complemented by respect for Alaska Native culture, people, villages and tribes in the Cook Inlet region, and a respect and appreciation for CIRI employees. 

Chief executive officer (CEO)

As CIRI’s CEO, Swami Iyer manages the overall direction of the Company and sets the company’s long-strategy. Swami has 25 years of leadership experience in multi-billion dollar international and domestic companies and projects. Iyer joins CIRI from Aerospace Systems for Virgin Galactic, where, as President, he was responsible for leading the manufacturing, engineering and program management teams, processes, and facilities to support the design and build of its current and future fleet of vehicles. 


As CIRI’s president, Sarah Lukin focuses on the day-to-day operations of the company and ensures CIRI’s diverse Alaska Native cultures, programs and values remain at the forefront of the company. Previously serving as CIRI’s chief strategy officer for more than two years, Sarah plays a key role in identifying long- and short-term strategies and provides strategic leadership in a range of functions for the company. Sarah has over 20 years of experience working with indigenous businesses across the U.S. and Canada, including her previous roles as senior vice president and chief administration officer for NANA Regional Corporation, chief operating officer for Pt Capital, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Afognak Native Corporation and executive director of the Native American Contractors Association. 

chief financial officer (CFO)

As CIRI’s CFO, Daniel Mitchell oversees the Company’s finance and accounting, business development and information technology departments. He is responsible for CIRI’s financial management, accounting and internal control systems, and budget and financial reporting matters. Daniel also directs efforts to make new investments, conducts and leads due diligence for new acquisitions, and heads up the company’s tax planning and compliance programs.

chief legal officer

As CIRI’s Chief Legal Officer, Stephanie Aicher aligns the Company’s legal and business strategies, suggests innovative business solutions, mitigates risk, and ensures legal efficiency. Stephanie is responsible for the CIRI’s legal, human resource, benefits, probate and corporate compliance matters.

vice president, corporate controller

As CIRI’s vice president, corporate controller, Rhonda Oliver leads the Shareholder relations’ and accounting departments. Rhonda oversees and ensures high-quality Shareholder customer service, communication and engagement with individual Shareholders.  As CIRI’s corporate controller, she is responsible for the design, implementation and supervision of all accounting systems, financial reporting, financial controls, budgeting and treasury functions.