Our Story

Street Diligence is the first and only data analytics platform built for fixed income investment professionals, ensuring accuracy and reliability with one-click auditability to source documents and providing unique access to data and metrics normally scattered across sources, hidden in an assortment of documents, or obscured by legal jargon.

Today’s investment professionals are under mounting pressure to provide insights and analysis in less time, forcing reliance on inferior third party research and opinion with no easy way to verify the data.

After spending years meticulously reviewing indentures and credit agreements, former hedge fund manager and serial entrepreneur Stephen Hazelton decided to find a better way to read, analyze, and understand fixed income deal documents.

In 2012, Stephen founded Street Diligence in order to transform the tedious and painful due diligence process into an efficient, accurate, time-saving and alpha-generation activity.

Stephen Hazelton

Stephen Hazelton

Founder & CEO

Derek Petillo

Derek Petillo

Director, Engineering

Chris Hontvet

Chris Hontvet

Partner & Vice President, Sales

Katelyn Robinson

Katelyn Robinson

Director, Sales

Antoine Bitan

Antoine Bitan

Director, Sales

Alan Weber

Alan Weber

Former Chairman & CEO, US Trust Co.; Former Vice Chairman, Aetna; Former Chairman, Citibank International

Greg Warner

Greg Warner

President, A.C. Israel Enterprises, Inc.

Stephen Hazelton

Stephen Hazelton

Founder & CEO

Sandesh Hedge

Sandesh Hedge

Chief Technology Officer, Ares Management L.P.

Greg Obenshain

Greg Obenshain

Portfolio Manager, Apollo Global Management

Yiannis Tsiounis

Yiannis Tsiounis

CEO, Advan Research Corporation

Carsten Boers

Carsten Boers

Managing Partner, Rhapsody Venture Partners

Street Diligence Partners Program

We created the Street Diligence Partners Program to help engage universities, institutes, and strategic partners on the importance of proper due diligence in investing.

Careers

A day in the life at Street Diligence includes Good People, Hard Work and a Great Company Culture.

We build systems, teams and processes that scale with growth

Open. Positive. Respectful. Optimistic.

These principles guide the Street Diligence way of life. We believe in teamwork measured by impact and a culture that promotes learning and teaching.

A Culture of Curiosity

Founder & CEO

Stephen Hazelton

Stephen founded Street Diligence in 2012 and has two decades of experience in global financial markets as both an entrepreneur and investor. Prior to starting Street Diligence, Stephen was Managing Director of Savoy Capital, an investment firm and family office, where he led the firm’s investment activities. He is a second-time entrepreneur, having previously founded Stafford Group, a Vietnam-based brokerage firm still in operation today under new ownership. Stephen is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and the credit markets. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from MIT Sloan, where he was awarded the Peter Englander Fellowship.

DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING

DEREK PETILLO

Derek joined Street Diligence in 2016 and has over a decade of software engineering experience in finance. Prior to joining Street Diligence, Derek was the engineering manager for software infrastructure underlying Eikon at Thomson Reuters. Before that, he was the lead architect for the mortgage sales platform at Bank of America. Derek began his career as an engineer at Computer Associates, and following that worked on the fixed income products at the asset management firm Reich & Tang. Derek graduated with a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.

PARTNER & VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

CHRIS HONTVET

Chris joined Street Diligence in 2014 and has spent his almost 15-year career managing institutional investor relationships in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Street Diligence, Chris worked in Investor Relations for Highfields Capital Management, a fundamental value, event-driven hedge fund in Boston. Before that, he worked in Marketing & Client Services for Satellite Asset Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund in New York. He began his career in sales with UBS Alternative Investments in New York. Chris graduated with a B.A. from Dartmouth College and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

DIRECTOR, SALES

KATELYN ROBINSON

Katelyn joined Street Diligence in 2016 and is a seasoned sales leader with extensive experience in both the finance and technology industries. Prior to joining Street Diligence, Katelyn was an Account Executive on the finance deal team at ePlus, a publicly traded value-added reseller and financial services firm. Before that, she was an Account Representative at Carahsoft Technology Corporation, selling innovative software solutions to the federal government. Katelyn holds a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School, where she double majored in Business Administration and Economics, with a concentration in Finance.

DIRECTOR, SALES

Antoine Bitan

Antoine joined Street Diligence in 2017, and has extensive experience in finance and law. Prior to joining Street Diligence, Antoine worked in investment banking where he focused on legal and financial diligence for his firm’s underwritten deals. Prior to that, Antoine was a legal consultant for two years, specializing in structured products, specifically CLOs, CDOs, and CDS, where he developed an expertise in both analyzing deal documents for the underlying assets and understanding the needs of fixed income professionals. Antoine holds a BA in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a law degree from Brooklyn law School, with a specialization in banking law.

Former Chairman & CEO, US Trust Co.; Former Vice Chairman, Aetna; Former Chairman, Citibank International

Alan Weber

Alan Weber is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of US Trust Corporation. Prior to joining US Trust, Mr. Weber was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer at Aetna Inc., where he was responsible for corporate strategy, capital management, information technology, e-business and financial operations. Prior to his role with Aetna, Mr. Weber held a number of senior positions at Citibank N.A. for 27 years, including Chairman of Citibank International and Executive Vice President of Citibank. He also served as a member of Citibank’s Policy Committee. Mr. Weber is a member of the board of directors at three public companies: Diebold, Inc., a global provider of integrated self-service delivery systems, security and services; Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of investor communications, securities processing and clearing and outsourcing solutions to the financial services industry; and Sandridge Energy, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Weber is also on the boards of: OnForce Inc., a technology services marketplace, which Mr. Weber helped establish; and Chairman of KGS Alpha Capital Markets LLC, a fixed-income broker-dealer. Mr. Weber is also a member of the board of DCTV, a New York City-based charitable/service organization. A native New Yorker, Mr. Weber received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

President, A.C. Israel Enterprises, Inc.

Greg Warner

Greg joined A.C. Israel Enterprises, Inc. (aka ACIE and Ingleside Investors) in 1998 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s investment and operating activities. ACIE is an investment firm that primarily represents the interests of the New York based Israel family. Before becoming President, Greg was a principal in the firm’s direct private equity group and was responsible for sourcing and overseeing numerous private equity investments. Prior to joining ACIE, Greg was a consultant for McKinsey & Company in its New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong offices, advising companies in the financial services industry. Greg also spent four years in Marketing at IBM. Greg currently serves as a Director of A.C. Israel Enterprises, Inc., Street Diligence and Gautier Steel and is on the advisory boards of Starwood Opportunity Fund VII, Rockwood Equity Partners and Fidelity Family Office Services. Greg serves on the boards of the Josiah Macy Foundation and Carnegie Hill Neighbors and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), New York City Chapter. Greg received a BS in Engineering from the University of California at San Diego, Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from the Wharton School, with Distinction.

Founder & Chief Executive

Stephen Hazelton

Stephen has two decades of experience in global financial markets as an entrepreneur and investor. He was most recently Managing Director of Savoy Capital, an investment firm and family office, where he led the firm’s investment activities. He is a second-time entrepreneur, having previously founded Stafford Group, a Vietnam-based brokerage firm still in operation today under new ownership. Stephen holds a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from MIT Sloan, where he was awarded the Peter Englander Fellowship.

Chief Technology Officer, Ares Management L.P.

Sandesh Hegde

Sandesh Hegde is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Ares Management. Prior to Ares Management, Sandesh was a Senior Vice President at Bain Capital where he led the firm’s technology portfolio and systems support across all alternative investment strategies. Previously, he worked at Wellington Management, SunGard Consulting Services, and Odyssey Capital. Sandesh started his career with Financial Technologies Inc., a startup focused on partnership accounting, portfolio and risk management software for alternative investments which was acquired by SunGard in 2001. Sandesh received an MBA from Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He earned a BE in Chemical Engineering from University of Pune and a MS in Chemical Engineering from Lamar University.

Portfolio Manager, Apollo Global Management

Greg Obenshain

Greg Obenshain, CFA is a high yield portfolio manager at Apollo Global Management. He joined Apollo in 2012 when Apollo acquired Stone Tower Capital. Prior to that time, Mr. Obenshain was a member of the investment team at Stone Tower Capital, responsible for managing high yield bond portfolios and analyzing and monitoring investments in the energy, utilities and mining sectors. Previously, Mr. Obenshain was a member of the Energy Financial Services group at GE Capital Corporation where he was responsible for evaluating leveraged loan investments in the energy space. Mr. Obenshain is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Kellogg School of Management.

CEO, Advan Research Corporation

Yiannis Tsiounis

Yiannis Tsiounis is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in financial software, hedge funds, text parsing and Internet businesses. He is currently CEO of Advan Research Corporation, a Financial Technology company, and is advising businesses in the FinTech (Street Diligence, Law-IQ), Finance (Parametros Trading), Payments (Sabor) and Real Estate Technology space (ButterflyMX). In 2005, he founded and led, as CEO, BQuotes, a fixed income price discovery platform. After selling BQuotes to Moody’s in 2008, Yiannis remained as Senior Director, managing BQuotes. Yiannis has previously been a Partner at Etolian Capital, a fixed income hedge fund, Consultant to Concord EFS, a bank servicing company, CTO of InternetCash, a payments company and a senior member of the Technical Staff at GTE Labs. Yiannis has published fourteen papers in Cryptography and has been an invited speaker at MIT, NIST, Sandia National Laboratories and Ecole Normale Superieure, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in Cryptography and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Northeastern University, as well as a B.A. in Mathematics from University of Athens.

Managing Partner, Rhapsody Venture Partners

Carsten Boers

Carsten is an early stage investor and serial entrepreneur. He has spent time in finance, PE, digital, renewable, material science and biotech. He is an adviser to several MIT startups and the CEO of Kinalco, a material science startup that develops unique shape memory alloys. He’s the Managing Partner of Rhapsody Venture Partners, a fund focused on early stage science startups.