Author Bio
HNN columnist

Matt Marquis is CEO and president of Pacifica Hotels. In 2000, Marquis, along with his father, Dale Marquis, formed Invest West Financial Corp as the family’s primary business and acquired Pacifica Hotel Company from their partners. Today they work together in creating and developing a dynamic family business focused on real estate and hospitality investments for the future. Marquis has a BA in communications with a business minor from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business. He also completed Harvard’s Families in Business seminar. He has served on the boards of several community groups, including the United Boys and Girls Clubs, Autism Society of American, and Cold Springs School Foundation, and is also a member and past member of the board of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).