The Personalities Behind Payoff — Meet Matt W. From Our Capital Team

I have been at Payoff since …
My wife told me it was time to move from Hawaii back to the mainland US after eight years. One call, one red-eye flight, two days of meeting the team, moved in two weeks. (Editor’s Note: That was September 2014.)

The best thing about my job is …
Helping those around me grow professionally and personally.

When I’m not working, I am …
Playing with my boys, Zade (4) and Gavin (2), or at the gym working on my fitness.

My friends describe me as …
Ginger, blond, not sure. Varies based on the sun and the wishes of my wife.

When it comes to dogs or cats, I prefer …
Dogs for companionship, love and fun, and cats for killing mice, which keeps the snakes away — a remnant of living in West Texas for two years in a previous life.

My favorite TV show is …
The Bachelor? No, wait, that is what I am subjected to. I mostly watch Legends of Chima, Octonauts and Little Einsteins though I prefer Breaking Bad, Prison Break and The Blacklist.

My favorite movie is …
Braveheart. Gladiator is a close second.

My favorite book is …
Proverbs — more wisdom found in every read.

My favorite food is …
Sushi, Chinese food and a juicy burger.

My favorite vacation was to …
Maui — next week! (Editor’s Note: This week.) My favorite vacay is the next one!

A website I check all the time is …
Mint.com

The song I never get tired of hearing is …
First” by Lauren Daigle, “The Show Must Go On” by Queen and “Dream On” by Aerosmith

When I was a kid, my dream job was …
Chiropractor.

If I had a superpower, it would be …
Invincibility. I used to watch martial arts movie training montages and think if I trained hard enough, could withstand any blow. Bloodsport anyone?

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?
Yuck.

If I could paradox-free time travel to any day in history, I would …
Marry my wife all over again.

Magnets?
Should only be used for industrial purposes and chip bag clips.

What would you write in a message-in-a-bottle?
Be present.

What’s the appeal of a road less traveled?
Time for contemplation.

If you could change your middle name, what would you change it to?
My cage name was going to be Matthew “The Copper Top” Wilson.

What was the best date you’ve ever been on?
Most recent date with my wife. I keep a rolling best.

What matters most to me is …
My relationship with God, my wife, my kids, my health, my friends and my contribution.

What I don’t care about at all is …
Most pop culture.

On a Saturday/Sunday, I love to …
Have a few minutes to read a great book before taking the rambunctious, high-energy boys on a bike ride to the park.

I really admire …
Those who stand for principle and those who have matured beyond selfish ambition to causes greater than themselves and the subordination of ego-driven objectives.

Money is …
Very useful for the things that it can be used for — sustaining life, travel, options.

Money is not …
Able to procure the most important things in life — love, faith, hope, joy.

My money personality is …
The Contrarian.

Last week’s Payoff Personality, Joy W., asked you:
You’re stranded on a deserted island with three Payoff employees and the goal is to get off. What three employees do you pick?

Out of Office.

And you get to ask next week’s Payoff Personality a question. What’s your question and how would you answer it?
What country have you not visited but is next on your list of places to explore?

Italy.

Payoff Personality – Matt W.

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