Matt Hagerman's background has been focused on opening and managing full service, independent, unique hotels and restaurants. As executive vice president at Columbia Hospitality, Matt focuses on business development including planning and execution of pre-opening technical services, new properties including construction design and development consulting, special projects, as well as hotel and resort operations.
Throughout his career Matt has been most proud of the opportunities he has had to work with amazing people and properties including new hotel openings in Napa, Boston, San Diego and Hotel 1000 in Seattle. Most recently, Matt was with Benchmark Hospitality/MTM Luxury Lodging for eight years with roles including general manager at the Woodmark Hotel and Willows Lodge.
A past board member of the Seattle Hotel Association, Matt is a valued hospitality consultant and leader in the local and regional hospitality industry. A Seattle native, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He is an avid cyclist, golfer, outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys travel of all kinds.
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