Company Management

Christopher J. Nassetta*

President & Chief Executive Officer

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 – Executive Committee Member for the organization that works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest industries.
  • International Youth Foundation – Board Member for the global organization that seeks to realize the power and promise of young people.
  • Partners for a New Beginning – Member of the Steering Committee for the organization that deepens connections between the U.S. and local communities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia through public-private partnerships.
  • CoStar Group, Inc. – Independent Director of the nation's leading provider of electronic commercial real estate information.
  • The Real Estate Roundtable – Member and immediate past Chairman 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.
  • 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.
  • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – Director of the organization that offers excellent and innovative performing arts programs for the enrichment, education and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants.
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Vice Chairman of the Corporate Fund, which ensures that our national cultural center is the nexus of the performing arts for dance, music and theater.

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.

Joe Berger

Executive Vice President & President, Americas

Joseph (Joe) Berger is Executive Vice President & President, Americas for Hilton. He is responsible for the operations functions of over 350 corporately managed Hilton hotels and Hilton Grand Vacation resorts throughout North, Central and South America.

Prior to his current position with Hilton, Mr. Berger served as Co-President of LXR Luxury Resorts and Hotels where he managed the formation and growth of the enterprise for over four years. Under his direction, the company repositioned several iconic properties to create one of the most profitable resort and hotel operations in the industry. Previously he also served as President of Prime Hotels, which operated AmeriSuites, Wellsly Inns, and independent full service hotels.

Earlier in his career Mr. Berger served as Managing Director of the world famous St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and previously held positions as Area Managing Director North East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as well as General Manager of both the Westin William Penn in Pittsburgh and the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. He has also worked internationally both in Hotel Operations and Finance with Marriott in Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich and Warsaw.

A native of Virginia, Mr. Berger currently resides in Connecticut with his family.

Kristin Campbell*

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

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, compliance and government relations functions.

Prior to Hilton, Ms. Campbell was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Staples, Inc., a $25 billion international office products company. While in this role she gained experience in board work and corporate governance, regulatory compliance, M&A, commercial transactions, litigation, real estate, labor and employment, in both the U.S. domestic and international arenas.

Prior to joining Staples, Inc. in 1993, Ms. Campbell worked at law firms Goodwin Proctor and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster.

Ms. Campbell is a Board Director of The Trustees of Reservation, a non-profit land conservation organization. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Virginia bars.

Ms. Campbell is a graduate of Cornell University Law School.

Ian R. Carter*

President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction

Ian Carter is President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction for Hilton. 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, 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.

Mr. Carter serves on multiple boards and organizations including:

  • 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.
  • Boston University School of Hospitality Administration – Member of the Board of Advisors.
  • Board of Burberry Group plc – Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration and Compensation Committee of the FTSE 100 British luxury fashion house, which manufactures clothing, fragrance and fashion accessories.
  • 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.

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.

Katie Beirne Fallon

Global Head of Corporate Affairs

Katie Beirne Fallon is the Global Head of Corporate 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 graduated from the University of Notre Dame and pursued two Masters degrees in politics in the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar.

Kevin J. Jacobs*

Chief Financial Officer

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, Mr. Jacobs was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. While in this role, Mr. Jacobs 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, Mr. Jacobs spent seven years with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations, in which capacity he led the company's strategic planning and investor relations functions. Mr. Jacobs has also held various roles in the Hospitality Consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the Hospitality Valuation Group at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a member of the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute.

Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Martin Rinck

Executive Vice President & President, Asia Pacific

Martin Rinck is Executive Vice President & President, Asia Pacific for Hilton. He is responsible for the operations of over 90 trading hotels in the 18 countries across Asia Pacific, while also overseeing the company's aggressive growth plans to more than double its presence in the region in the next few years. Mr. Rinck joined Hilton in November 2008.

Prior to joining Hilton, Mr. Rinck was President and Managing Director – Asia Pacific for Carlson Hotels since 2007. Prior to Carlson Hotels, Mr. Rinck was the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for The Rezidor Hotel Group, where he drove significant growth for The Rezidor Hotel Group's hotel portfolio in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Before joining The Rezidor Hotel Group, Mr. Rinck was the Chief Executive Officer of Movenpick Gastronomy International based in Switzerland, responsible for 150 restaurants worldwide. His hotel industry experience also includes 10 years with the InterContinental Hotels Group in Europe and the United States, and four years with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Indonesia.

Born in Hamburg, Mr. Rinck holds an MBA from Brunel University.

Matthew W. Schuyler*

Chief Human Resources Officer

Matthew W. Schuyler is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hilton and leads the company's global human resources organization. Mr. Schuyler joined the company in 2008.

Prior to Hilton, Mr. Schuyler was Chief Human Resources Officer at Capital One Financial Corporation. In this role he was responsible for guiding the Fortune 500 company's award-winning human resources strategy and execution, as well as overseeing Capital One's corporate real estate portfolio and corporate sustainability efforts.

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.

Mr. Schuyler holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Penn State University.

Mr. Schuyler serves on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and is a member of the Penn State University Business School Board of Visitors and Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology Advisory Board.

Chris Silcock*

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Chris Silcock is executive vice president and Chief Commercial Officer for Hilton and leads the company’s global commercial team, including sales, revenue management, regional marketing and eCommerce, and Hilton reservations and customer care.

Mr. Silcock has nearly 20 years of experience with Hilton, most recently serving as Head of Sales and Revenue Management. In this role, Mr. Silcock led global sales and revenue management and drove performance by building a world-class team, and deploying market-leading sales and revenue management capabilities.

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. 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

Executive Vice President & President, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Simon Vincent is Executive Vice President & President, Europe, Middle East & Africa for Hilton. Based in London, Mr. Vincent is responsible for almost 300 hotels across six brands with more than 47,000 team members in 49 countries.

Since joining the company in 2007, Vincent has overseen the opening of more than 100 hotels and spearheaded growth in the multi-brand proposition, which along with the core Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand includes Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and DoubleTree by Hilton.

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.

Mr. Vincent is Chairman of the Hilton in the Community Foundation, Chair of the Hospitality Guild and is also a Trustee of the Jigsaw School, an independent day school for children on the autistic spectrum.

Jonathan W. Witter

Chief Customer Officer, Hilton

Jonathan (Jon) Witter is Chief Customer Officer of Hilton. In this newly created role, he oversees the Global Brands, Marketing, Loyalty & Partnerships, IT and Strategy teams.

Prior to Hilton, Jon served as President of the Retail and Direct Banking divisions of Capital One Bank. In this role, he was responsible for almost 13,500 Retail and Direct Bank associates, just over 800 branch and office locations, and 1,900 ATMs in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Washington, D.C. He reported to Rich Fairbank, Capital One’s Chairman and CEO. He also served as the company's Mid-Atlantic Regional President.

Prior to Capital One, Jon served as managing director and president of Morgan Stanley Private Bank NA and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley’s Retail Banking Group. In this role, Jon was accountable for the strategic direction and overall success of the business, including day-to-day leadership over product management, mortgage, information technology, operations and CRA.

Prior to Morgan Stanley Jon served as EVP and Head of General Bank Distribution at Wachovia Bank. In this capacity, he led Wachovia’s non-branch distribution channels (phone, ATM, Internet). In addition, Jon led the deposit and retail credit product teams that managed product features, functionality, services and profitability. He also led the company’s branch and network management function that played a major role in new market entries in Texas and California.

Jon received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, where he was recognized as a Palmer Scholar. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Economics.

Jon has recently served as Chairman for the Washington Corporate Council of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and as a member of the Board of Directors for Goodwill of Greater Washington and the Economic Club of Washington D.C. He resides in Washington, D.C., with his family.

* Executive officer as defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934