Jeffrey G. Hilsgen - President and CEO
Jeff Hilsgen worked 15 years as an international corporate banker and finance executive. He began his career with Deutsche Bank in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, followed by executive management positions with Daimler-Benz. In 2001, Hilsgen became Corporate Treasurer of Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE: ABG), one of America’s 300 largest companies. Together with Asbury’s CEO and CFO, he managed the company’s March 2002 initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
Hilsgen joined the U.S. Foreign Service as a political-tracked diplomat in 2003, and served full tours of duty in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining WatchStander, Hilsgen served as the regional director of Asian operations for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has lived and worked in a broad range of challenging security environments.
A native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Hilsgen is a graduate of St. Cloud State University (International Finance) and the University of South Carolina (International MBA). He speaks fluent German, fair Spanish and beginner-level Arabic and Mandarin.