After many years in the Hawaii banking industry, Paul Felix has joined Hawaii Business Sales as a Director. He will be using his business, finance and banking skills, and great understanding of the Hawaii business scene to help Hawaii business owners understand the market value of their business and to successfully plan and then execute the exit of their business. Paul will also help buyers find the right Hawaii business opportunity.
Paul is a native of Maui, Hawaii and after graduating from Maui’s Baldwin High School, he received degrees from both University of Hawaii – Maui and University of Hawaii – Hilo with a concentration in business, finance and accounting. He also graduated with Honors from the Barret School of Banking in Memphis, TN.
Paul started his banking career in 1991 with Norwest Financial as credit manager on Maui, then beginning in 1994 he was recruited by Bank of America as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager when they opened their new location in Wailuku’s Sack-N-Save. In 1997, Paul moved to American Savings Bank where he spent 15 very successful years as Vice President and Branch Manager and Business Relationship Manager in Kahului. Paul then moved to Central Pacific Bank, Wailuku branch in 2013 where he was Senior Banking Officer and VP - Maui, Big Island, Kauai and Molokai.
Paul has always been very active in the Maui community, including, as president of the Kahului Rotary Club, treasurer of Na Hale O Maui – Community Land Trust, member of the Advisory Council of the American Red Cross, board chair of Maui Food Bank, board chair and on the loan committee of Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Corp. (“MEO”). He has also been very active in the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement and named by Pacific Business News as one of the “40 under 40”.
Paul has coached track for Baldwin High School and loves to spend time with his family and to play golf, run and bike.
In addition to joining our team as a Director, Paul has been certified as a Certified Business Appraiser (“CBA”) from the Institute of Business Appraisers (“IBA”) which was established in 1978 and is the oldest professional society devoted solely to the appraisal of closely-held businesses. Paul is one of the few CBAs in Hawaii.