Mr. Hilligoss joined Castlelake in 2019 as part of the Performance Execution Group, focused on leading the firm’s global Risk Management practice. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Hilligoss was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Upper Bound, an independent management consulting services firm advising institutional clients in the financial services. Prior to forming Upper Bound, Mr. Hilligoss was Executive Vice President, Capital Markets with Green Tree Credit Solutions LLC, a private-equity-sponsored specialty mortgage servicer, and the founding executive and President of Green Tree Investment Management LLC (GTIM), a registered investment advisor subsidiary that managed a private alternative investment fund targeting credit-sensitive mortgage assets during the global financial crisis.
Prior to Green Tree, Mr. Hilligoss was a Managing Director with GMAC ResCap where he held a variety of leadership positions spanning distressed investment restructurings, risk management, corporate development and principal investments. Mr. Hilligoss previously held trading, principal investment and business unit leadership positions at Cargill Financial Services Corp., the proprietary trading and investment unit of Cargill.
Mr. Hilligoss received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Indiana University, an M.B.A. from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and is a graduate of the Wharton/Spencer Stuart Director’s Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.