HiHR’s Chief Executive Officer, Matthew S. Delaney, has been a catalyst for positive change in both community and business across Hawaii for much of the past two decades. Most recently, Mr. Delaney has combined aptitude and experience gained locally and abroad to help revolutionize the state’s human resource landscape. Breaking the mold of inflexibility set by his competitors, Matthew has shaped HiHR to be the only HR outsourcing firm in the state to offer PEO, ASO, and Payroll services. Under this progressive, flexible, and innovative philosophy, HiHR has skyrocketed to the top of Hawaii’s outsourcing marketplace. In just two years, the firm is ranked as the state’s second largest outsourcing company in Pacific Business News’ prestigious ’Book of Lists.’ Hawaii Human Resources is one of Hawaii’s fastest growing companies, currently serving over 150 client companies and over 1500 local employees.
In the 11 years prior to founding HiHR, Matthew S. Delaney held executive positions for various Hawaii businesses. He has 9 years of experience with mainland PEO’s and was involved with the sale of ProService Hawaii to a group of mainland investors. He was most recently the Development Manager for the Royal Lahaina Development Group, LLC , developing and implementing the 380-million dollar master plan for the new mixed-used Kaanapali resort consisting of a new 333-room hotel tower and 126 new luxury residential villas, along with new restaurants, spa, gym, general store, parking structure, lobby, water features, and entirely new infrastructure.
He was also the Vice President for Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts, which oversaw the management of the Royal Lahaina Resort and the Royal Kona Resort.
Prior to holding the positions of Chief Executive Officer and President of Marc Resorts Hawaii which operated 22 resort properties with over 1,000 employees, Mr. Delaney was responsible for acquisitions and development in Hawaii for Marc Resorts and internationally for its parent company Sunterra Corporation.
Before moving to Hawaii, he was part of Sunterra’s acquisition and development team in which he was responsible for multiple resort and company acquisitions around the world, as well as forming a wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary (Sunterra Japan). In addition, he was part of the team that formed a real estate fund (“DaVinci”) in Tokyo, Japan, which has invested over $2 billion U.S. Dollars in commercial office and mixed-use buildings.
Prior to joining Marc Resorts/Sunterra, Mr. Delaney was a Senior Consultant and CPA for E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group.
B.S. Accounting – University of Southern California
B.S. Business Administration - Entrepreneurship - University of Southern California
CPA License – State of California
HR Committee & Honolulu Chamber of Commerce
Board of Advisors – Hawaii Pacific University Travel Industry Management
Finance Committee – Outrigger Canoe Club
Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Board of Trustees – Queen Emma Land Company
Board of Trustees – Queens Medical Center
Board of Trustees – Queens Health Systems
Board of Directors – Special Olympics, Executive Committee, Secretary
Admissions & Membership Committees – Outrigger Canoe Club
Board of Directors – Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association, Chairman