“The addition of individuals of this caliber and competency to our already astounding team is nothing short of a game-changer for the success of our company,” said Melissa Kelley-Hilton, Founder and CEO of Hilton Global. “We have been growing and performing at a level that astounds me every single day – and it just keeps getting better. I couldn’t be happier to add more of the best and brightest minds to the Hilton Global family. Together, we are showing our clients what ‘white-glove’ investigations really are – and they definitely recognize and appreciate the difference in the product we provide.”
Pam Panzarino brings nearly 30 years of investigative expertise to Hilton Global. She has extensive knowledge in conducting a variety of investigations, including due diligence, asset searches, and healthcare fraud, as well as providing litigation support on high-profile cases. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Investigations at Bishops Services/Sterling Diligence, after having served in high-level positions at companies such as FIA/T&M Protection Resources, Deloitte, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Melissa Kelley-Hilton for 20 years and working closely with her for over a decade. Her leadership and knowledge of the industry is second to none, and I couldn’t be more excited to join her once again – this time, at her own company, Hilton Global,” said Panzarino. “Our combined knowledge of the due diligence industry, and absolute dedication to the ethics needed to excel in this space can’t be matched.”
Rany Ballout brings over 15 years of experience in risk intelligence, due diligence, financial services, and language analysis to Hilton Global. His risk intelligence and due diligence experience includes transactional risk management, citizenship by investment (CBI), sanctions defense, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, with a specific focus on the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Ballout has served in a variety of positions for leading firms, including BDO, TDI, JPMorgan Chase, and CIBC. He also contributes articles on Middle Eastern affairs for a variety of publications.
“I am beyond delighted to be joining Hilton Global and to be embarking on this exciting new opportunity,” said Ballout. “My global background, which encompasses living, studying, and working in various countries, has helped me learn several languages and cultures, and has afforded me a unique skillset that will be a true value-add to Hilton Global.”
Alejandra Jiménez brings over 10 years of due diligence expertise in international investigations to Hilton Global, and has maintained a strong presence as a subject-matter expert in the CBI due diligence space. Most recently, she served as a Senior Manager of Global Investigations at Bishops Services/Sterling Diligence.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Melissa again; she is a phenomenal leader with a drive to invest in the future of the business,” said Jiménez. “Together, we are innovating to ensure that Hilton Global stays on the cutting edge of the investigative due diligence space.”
Jonathan Collins brings decades of investigative journalism, research, and editorial expertise to Hilton Global. Most recently, he served as Research Director at ABI Research, having held senior editorial positions at business technology titles including RFID Journal, tele.com, and Computergram International.
“I take great pleasure in the opportunity to join Hilton Global, which has already proven to be a standout among the due diligence providers,” said Collins. “Not only is our firm growing and innovating, we are showing our clients, and the rest of the industry, what it means to provide thorough, ethical, and tailored investigative services.”
Allison DeWolfe brings over 15 years of experience in investigative due diligence to Hilton Global. She has worked with an array of clients in the financial industry, specializing in the hedge fund, fund of funds (FOF), and private equity spaces, and previously served as the Head of Due Diligence at Bishops Services/Sterling Diligence.
“This is my third time working with Melissa, and I am so happy to be partnering with her again,” said DeWolfe. “Not only do I have a front-row seat to this best-in-class investigations company, I am working with the entire team to continue to enhance our amazing products and services.”
Hilton Global was established in 2020, and despite the numerous challenges faced by newly established businesses at that time, has experienced year-over-year revenue growth and boasts not only client retention, but expansion of their portfolio of esteemed clients and partners.
About Hilton Global Associates Inc.
Hilton Global Associates Inc. provides timely, relevant, and actionable investigative due diligence for mission-critical decisions made by clients worldwide. We offer the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, competitive pricing and turnaround, and next-generation intelligence and automation. Clients include funds of funds, pension and private equity funds, family offices, and other allocators, governments, and global companies, among others.