Thomas E. Hilton's Professional Profile

Tom is an experienced forensic investigator with deep experience in fraud and forensic investigations, white collar crime investigations and the development and implementation of entity-level fraud risk management programs. He testifies frequently in large commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. Tom is a frequent presenter at fraud and forensic conferences nationwide, author of articles in professional publications, and co-author of Financial Valuation:  Applications and Models 1st, 2nd, 3rd  and 4th editions. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and currently serves as an adjunct professor of forensic accounting at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, St. Louis University.

Specialties

Education & Certification

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Master of Finance, St. Louis University
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois
  • ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation) awarded by AICPA
  • CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) awarded by AICPA
  • CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) awarded by NACVA
  • CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant) awarded by AICPA

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2011 - 2014)
    • Member, AICPA Governing Council (2009 - 2014)
    • Chair, Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee (2007-2010)
    • Member, Forensic and Valuation Services Committee (2004-2007)
    • Member, AICPA Nominating Committee (2006-2007)
    • Chair, Business Valuation Committee (2001-2004)
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2015-2017)
    • Chair, Educational Foundation Board of Directors (2015-2018)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
    • Chair, Executive Advisory Board (1998-1999)
    • Member, Executive Advisory Board (1996-1999)
    • Member, Advisory Board (1994-1995)

Community Leadership

  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
    • President, Board of Governors (2012-2014)
    • Member, Board of Governors (2000 - present)
    • President, Development Board (1997-1999)
    • Member, Planning and Corporate Underwriting Committees, Bob Costas Benefit (1990-2015)
  • St. Louis University
    • Chair, Department of Accounting Dean’s Advisory Board (2011-2014)
    • Member, Department of Accounting Dean's Advisory Board (2007-present)
  • Aquinas Institute of Theology
    • Member, Board of Trustees (2009 - 2012)
  • SSM Healthcare, Inc.
    • Board of Directors (2013-2014)
  • SSM Health Ministries
    • Board of Directors (2013-2014)
  • Catholic Charities of St. Louis
    • Chair, Board of Directors (2004-2007)
    • Member, Board of Directors (1997-2007)
  • Visitation Academy of St. Louis
    • Member, Board of Directors (2001-2004)

Awards

  • Beta Alpha Psi Business Professional of the Year - Professional Services (2014)
  • Joseph E. Boland S.J. Outstanding Alumni Award - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, St. Louis University (2013)
  • Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners - CPA Magazine (2006 and 2005)
  • AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame (2004)
  • CPA All Star - Business Valuation Discipline - CPA Magazine (2003)
  • Outstanding Member - National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (1996)