Shaping Global Business
Collectively, our Executive Committee brings in over 200 years of experience to the company. With diverse backgrounds and proven track records of success, they’re well positioned to keep Hilton at the forefront of the hospitality industry.
Christopher J. Nassetta is President and Chief Executive Officer for Hilton. He joined the company in 2007.
Previously, Mr. Nassetta was President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a position he held since 2000. He joined Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in 1995 as Executive Vice President and was elected Chief Operating Officer in 1997.
Before joining Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Mr. Nassetta co-founded Bailey Capital Corporation in 1991, where he was responsible for the operations of the real estate investment and advisory firm. Prior to founding Bailey Capital Corporation, he spent seven years at The Oliver Carr Company, ultimately serving as Chief Development Officer. In this role, he was responsible for all development and related activities for one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Nassetta serves on multiple boards and organizations including:
- World Travel & Tourism Council – Chairman for the organization that works to raise awareness of travel and tourism as one of the world’s largest industries.
- CoStar Group, Inc. – Independent Director of the nation’s leading provider of electronic commercial real estate information.
- Federal City Council – Member of the non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the nation’s capital.
- The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. – Member of the nonprofit that promotes collaboration among business leaders, government officials, and members of the diplomatic corps and creates a forum for them to express their views on the most important economic issues of the day.
- Arlington Free Clinic – Supporter of the non-profit, community-based, volunteer-driven organization that is committed to providing access to quality health care services to low-income, uninsured county residents.
- The Real Estate Roundtable – Former Chairman and member of the organization that brings together leaders of the nation’s top public and privately held real estate ownership, development, lending, and management firms with the leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy.
Mr. Nassetta graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with a degree in finance. He currently serves on the McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board.
Kristin Campbell is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hilton. She joined the company in June 2011 and is responsible for leading Hilton’s global legal and compliance functions.
At Hilton, Ms. Campbell is responsible for board work and corporate governance, regulatory compliance, M&A, commercial transactions, litigation, labor, and employment, in both the U.S. domestic and international arenas.
Prior to Hilton, Ms. Campbell was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Staples, Inc., an international office products company. Prior to joining Staples, Inc. in 1993, Ms. Campbell worked at law firms Goodwin Proctor and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster.
Ms. Campbell is a member of the Board of Directors of Office Depot, Inc., a U.S. publicly traded business supply and technology services company. She has also served on the boards of various trade and non-profit organizations, and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Advisory Board of New Perimeter.
Mr. Carter oversees Hilton’s Global Development and Architecture, Design & Construction functions. He is responsible for the company’s growth and expansion into new markets around the world. Mr. Carter was Chief Executive Officer of Hilton International prior to its re-acquisition by the company in 2006.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Carter served as Officer and President of Black & Decker Corporation, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. In this role, he was responsible for all operations outside of the Americas. Prior to Black & Decker, Mr. Carter spent more than a decade with General Electric Plastics, ultimately serving as President of General Electric Specialty Chemical.
Over the last 13 years, Mr. Carter served on the Board of Burberry Group plc as a Non-Executive Director of the FTSE 100 British luxury fashion house, which manufactures clothing, fragrance and fashion accessories. Mr. Carter is also involved with several leading organizations including:
- Boston University School of Hospitality Administration – Vice Chair of the Board of Advisors. Boston University’s SHA is a global community that’s pushing the boundaries of hospitality and service.
- Del Frisco Restaurant Group (DFRG) – Chairman of the Board. DFRG owns and operates three contemporary, high-end, complementary restaurant concepts.
- Dame Maureen Thomas Foundation for Young People – President of this charitable trust that raises funds to support young people in the areas of health and education across Europe.
- SERVPRO – Senior Independent Director of the largest US corporation focused on residential and commercial restoration services.
- Visit Florida – Member of the Board of Directors for the state’s official tourism marketing corporation which serves as a key resource for travel planning to visitors across the globe.
Mr. Carter is a graduate of the University of West London, School of Business and Management, and received an honorary doctorate from the University for his industry accomplishments and ongoing support of the development of future hospitality leaders.
Noelle Eder is the Chief Information and Digital Officer for Hilton. In this role, she is responsible for delivering technology alignment across the business and leads the company’s ongoing digital transformation. Ms. Eder joined Hilton in 2018, and has been successful in spearheading the modernization of the company’s technology architecture to further Hilton’s continued global growth.
Previously, Ms. Eder served as Chief Card Customer Experience Officer for Capital One Financial Corporation. During her tenure at Capital One, Ms. Eder led a large, diverse segment of Card operations that includes card customer experience, marketing and horizontal functions like data analytics. She was also a member of Capital One’s Executive Committee.
Prior to Capital One, Ms. Eder worked for Intuit for nine years, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Care Officer, with responsibility for Intuit’s customers worldwide. During her time at Intuit, she held a number of leadership roles, spanning strategy, product management, technology, customer experience, payment operations, risk management and acquisition integration. Ms. Eder went to Intuit as Vice President at Teknowledge, whose software suite, TekPortal, was acquired by Intuit in 2005.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Eder held technology and consulting positions for several institutions including Allstate Insurance.
In 2014, Ms. Eder was awarded the YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women & Industry Award. She has served on the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Transformative Teaching, in Potomac, MD. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ameren Corporation.
Ms. Eder earned a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University. She lives with her family in Northern Virginia.
Katie Beirne Fallon is the Executive Vice President of Global Communications and External Affairs for Hilton. She is responsible for managing the company’s communications, government relations and corporate responsibility efforts.
Fallon has over a decade of experience serving as a top leadership aide in the highest levels of the U.S. government. Prior to Hilton, Fallon was Senior Advisor and Director of Legislative Affairs for President Obama. As the President’s chief liaison to Congress, she played a lead role in negotiating major bipartisan legislation and improving the relationship between the White House and Congress. Before becoming the President’s chief liaison to the Hill, Fallon served as his Deputy Communications Director at the White House where she devised and executed communications strategies for the President to promote his economic agenda across the country.
From 2011 until May 2013, Fallon was the Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center in the U.S. Congress. Fallon’s other roles in government and politics include Legislative Director to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Deputy Staff Director of the Joint Economic Committee and Policy Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Fallon is a member of the Board of Directors for Annaly Capital Management, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the International Tourism Partnership, the International Youth Foundation and the Center for Employment Opportunities. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.
Fallon graduated from the University of Notre Dame and pursued two Masters degrees in politics in the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar.
As Executive Vice President & President of the Americas, Danny Hughes oversees Hilton’s interests across North, Central and South America with a focus on enhancing the managed portfolio. In his previous position, as Senior Vice President and Commercial Director in the Americas, Hughes led more than 4,000 Team Members and drove growth for Hilton’s portfolio of industry-leading brands. He was central to strengthening the company’s revenue and distribution strategies, while focusing on creating outstanding experiences for guests. Hughes previously served as Senior Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean, where he was responsible for the operations of all Hilton managed properties throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. In this role, Hughes partnered with key ownership groups to grow Hilton’s presence from one brand (Hilton Hotels & Resorts) to nine across the 25 countries and territories in the region. A 30-year hospitality industry veteran, Hughes also held the role of Area Vice President, Caribbean, Central America, and Cancun and worked in several management positions with Hilton across the globe, serving as vice president of sales and marketing, regional general manager, general manager, director of food and beverage, and director of sales. Hughes received a degree in Hotel and Food Services Management from Bournemouth University in the UK. He currently resides in McLean, Virginia.
Kevin Jacobs is Chief Financial Officer of Hilton. He oversees all of the company’s finance and real estate functions globally. He joined the company in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy; was elected Treasurer in 2009; was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff in 2012; and assumed his current role in 2013. Prior to Hilton, Kevin was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. While in this role, he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing on potential mergers, acquisitions or other strategic corporate transactions and leading the company’s corporate strategic and business planning efforts. As Treasurer, he oversaw the company’s corporate finance and treasury activities globally. Prior to Fairmont Raffles, Kevin spent seven years with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., preceded by various roles in the Hospitality Consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the Hospitality Valuation Group at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Kevin is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council and Hospitality Investment Roundtable, a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council, and a Trustee of the Holton-Arms School. He also serves on the board of directors of Goodwill of Greater Washington, and is involved with several other charitable and civic organizations, including the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and the Trust for the National Mall. Kevin is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Martin Rinck is Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer at Hilton. He is responsible for positioning the company’s 18 world-class brands across more than 6,000 hotels globally, ensuring the relevance of the service and product offering, driving brand innovation and leading brand identity, development, hospitality and quality. He is also responsible for Hilton’s restaurants and bars and wellbeing offerings across all brands. Mr. Rinck’s primary focus is delivering differentiated, consistent, high-quality branded experiences that delight customers and increase returns for owners.
Prior to this role, Mr. Rinck oversaw a portfolio of more than 150 hotels, trading and under development, across the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Canopy by Hilton brands as Global Head of the Luxury & Lifestyle Group.
Mr. Rinck previously led Hilton’s business in Asia Pacific as Area President, overseeing growth from 90 hotels trading and under development in 2008 to more than 600 upon his departure from this role nearly 10 years later. In addition to expanding the company’s portfolio in Asia Pacific, Mr. Rinck successfully introduced Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to the region and grew Conrad Hotels & Resorts. Today, more than half of the global pipeline of Hilton’s luxury brands reside in Asia Pacific, with both brands performing at a market share premium compared to their respective competitor set.
Mr. Rinck joined Hilton in November 2008 from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, where he was President and Managing Director – Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer – EMEA for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, where he drove significant unit growth for the company’s portfolio and was instrumental in the public listing of the company at the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
His extensive industry experience also includes working as Chief Executive Officer for Mövenpick Gastronomy International in Switzerland, as well as for InterContinental Hotels Group in Europe and the United States, and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Indonesia.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Rinck holds an MBA from Brunel University.
Matthew W. Schuyler is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Hilton, and leads the company’s global human resources organization. Mr. Schuyler joined the company in 2009. Prior to Hilton, Mr. Schuyler was Chief Human Resources Officer at Capital One Financial Corporation. Prior to Capital One, Mr. Schuyler served as a Vice President of Human Resources with Cisco Systems, Inc. and as a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Global Human Resources Group. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Penn State University. Mr. Schuyler serves as the Vice-Chair of the Penn State University Board of Trustees.
Chris Silcock is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Hilton. He leads the company’s global Commercial team including sales, revenue management, distribution, enterprise data and analytics, marketing, and customer engagement, loyalty & partnerships.
Mr. Silcock has over 20 years of experience with Hilton, and can be credited with leading the company’s global sales modernization process, and transitioning revenue management to a data-driven discipline delivering consistent and meaningful market outperformance. Mr. Silcock also created Hilton’s first enterprise data and analytics team, bringing advanced analytics to the forefront of real-time decision making.
Prior to this role, Mr. Silcock held a number of positions at the company, including Head of Revenue Management and Online and Regional Marketing, and Vice President of Revenue Management. He has also held a number of regional revenue and project roles across the business, as well as several positions at the company’s properties. Mr. Silcock began his career with Hilton as a catering and banquet waiter at Hilton Watford.
In addition to his time at Hilton, Mr. Silcock worked in a consulting capacity with several hospitality companies, including large international chains, as well as smaller operators and independent hotels across Europe. He currently serves as a member of the board for Groups360, a leading online marketplace for meetings; he previously served on the board of Roomkey, a joint venture of six global hospitality companies, including two years as the board’s chairman. Mr. Silcock holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Computer Studies from University of Essex and studied music prior to his hospitality career.
Simon Vincent is President EMEA for Hilton. Based in London, Vincent is responsible for more than 385 hotels across six brands in 54 countries. Since joining the company in 2007, Vincent has overseen the opening of more than 225 hotels and spearheaded growth in the multi-brand proposition, which along with core brand Hilton includes, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Curio and Canopy. A 20-year veteran of the leisure and travel industry, Vincent was previously CEO of Opodo, the pan-European online travel agency. He also spent 13 years at the Thomas Cook Group, latterly as Chief Operating Officer of the UK Travel Division. Vincent has extensive international experience having held a number of pan-European roles and has also worked in North America and Japan. He spent the early part of his career in International Banking with HSBC. He sits on Hilton global executive committee, represents the company as co-Chair of the UK Tourism Council and is a member of the governing council for the International Tourism Partnership. He is also a non-executive director at iconic London retailer Fortnum & Mason and a Trustee of the Jigsaw School, an independent day school for children on the autistic spectrum. Vincent received an OBE for his services to the hospitality and tourism industries, having been recognized in the New Year Honours List 2015.
Alan Watts is President, Asia Pacific for Hilton. He oversees the operations of over 300 trading hotels across Asia Pacific, as well as the company’s pipeline of more than 500 hotels across 8 brands currently deployed in the region.
Charged with positioning Hilton’s portfolio of brands as best in class in Asia Pacific, Alan leads the company’s strategy to bolster its market share and continue delivering superior performance for hotel owners and investors. This includes driving excellence in operations by developing Hilton’s future talent and being an employer of choice.
Alan joined Hilton in January 2018 with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, where he was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Intercontinental Hotels Group’s Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. Recognised for his innovative spirit and strategic leadership skills, Alan’s visionary outlook and strong owner relations have helped bring to life key trading platforms and pipeline hotels in over 40 countries and territories.
Alan is based in the Asia Pacific Head Office in Singapore and leads in-market regional offices in Shanghai, Sydney, Gurgaon and Tokyo.