Silcock advances from waiter to Hilton Executive VP
Hilton Worldwide names Chris Silcock as executive vice president and chief commercial officer, based at its global headquarters in McLean, VA.
Silcock has nearly 20 years of experience with Hilton, most recently serving as head of sales and revenue management.
In his new role, Silcock will lead the company?s global commercial team, including sales, revenue management, regional marketing and e-commerce, as well as Hilton reservations and customer care.
He will report directly to Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, and will join the company?s Executive Committee.
?Chris has a deep history with our company and unparalleled insights into the commercial aspects of our business,? said Nassetta.
?Over the years Chris has taken on a number of important and challenging roles with Hilton and in every instance he has delivered exceptional value to our organisation. Under his leadership, we will further integrate our commercial engines to deliver maximum value to our guests and owners around the world.?
As head of sales and revenue management, Silcock drove performance by building a world-class team and deploying market-leading global sales and revenue management capabilities.
Prior to this role, he served as head of revenue management and online and regional marketing; and as 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. He began his career with Hilton as a catering and banquet waiter at?Hilton Watford.