Hawaii VA Loans welcomes Matt Alamida as its new Vice President of Sales and Branch Manager of its Kapolei office. Matt’s hiring highlights Hawaii VA Loans’ plans to expand its mortgage team into 2021. He will manage and motivate the company’s sales team, recruit loan officers, and aid with business development.
Matt joins Hawaii VA Loans with over 20 years in the hospitality industry as an experienced sales leader managing high performing sales teams. He spent five years at Hilton Grand Vacations with his most recent role as director of sales. In 2017, Matt received the Hilton Pillar Award for Ownership. He served as a sales executive for Disney Vacation Club earning Sales Executive of the Year from 2012 to 2014. He was also awarded Sales Executive of the Year for three consecutive years for Starwood Vacation Ownership.
Matt has a passion for customer service and believes that by helping enough people get what they want, you will get what you want. He believes strongly in the Hawaiian value of being Pono and that we are all connected. He is results-oriented with a focus on collaborations and the development of partnerships/relationships as the keys to unlimited growth potential.
Born and raised in the Kāneʻohe / Kahaluʻu area, Matt is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and hotel/resort management from Utah Valley University and is an award-winning member of the National Hospitality DEX Club.
In his free time, Matt enjoys playing golf and watching/playing any and all sports. He still goes bodysurfing at "Sandy's" and Makapu'u. He also enjoys spearfishing, cooking, reading, and even cleaning the house! By far his favorite thing to do is that of being a dad to two beautiful daughters and "Unko Matty" to his nieces and nephews.
An Interesting Fact About Matt:
He won a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament in Las Vegas which included 160+ players in a little over four hours!