Our Story

Street Diligence is the first due diligence and negotiation platform built for finance and business professionals. Our platform drives more advantageous deal terms and ensures accuracy with one-click auditability to source documents. We provide unique access to data and metrics normally scattered across various sources, hidden in an assortment of documents, or obscured by legal jargon.

Today’s finance and business professionals are under mounting pressure to negotiate better terms and provide analysis in less time, forcing reliance on inferior third-party research and legal opinion instead of tangible, factual 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

Chris Hontvet

Chris Hontvet

Partner & Vice President, Sales

Derek Petillo

Derek Petillo

Vice President, Engineering

Rachel Nazhand

Rachel Nazhand

Vice President, Operations

Megan Leavy

Megan Leavy

Director, Talent

Katelyn Robinson

Katelyn Robinson

Director, Sales

Antoine Bitan

Antoine Bitan

Director, Sales

Pamela Wilkins

Pamela Wilkins

Director, Sales

Jay Wagamon

Jay Wagamon

Director, Federal

Alan Weber

Alan Weber

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

Greg Warner

Greg Warner

President, Ingleside Investors

Stephen Hazelton

Stephen Hazelton

Founder & CEO

Yiannis Tsiounis

Yiannis Tsiounis

CEO, Advan Research Corporation

Carsten Boers

Carsten Boers

Managing Partner, Rhapsody Venture Partners

Sandesh Hegde

Sandesh Hegde

Chief Technology Officer, Ares Management L.P.

Steven Witt

Steven Witt

CEO and Co-Founder at Anno.Ai

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.

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.

VICE PRESIDENT, 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.

VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Rachel Nazhand

Rachel is a seasoned operations professional with a strong background in process design, product & business operations, and cross departmental strategy.  Her experiences range from global corporations, to technology firms, to high growth companies. Most recently, she led product operations and strategy as the Director of Operations at ExecOnline in NYC. Previously, as Director of Operations at Social Tables in Washington, D.C. she managed all business operations and was an instrumental part of the company’s growth strategy. Social Tables was acquired for $100M in the fall of 2018. Prior to her work in the tech start-up space, Rachel spent several years working for Lockheed Martin leading contract negotiations within the Rotary and Mission Systems portfolio. Rachel holds a B.A. in Communication and B.A. in International Business from Virginia Tech.

DIRECTOR, TALENT & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Megan Leavy

Megan Leavy joined Street Diligence in 2015 as the Director of Talent and has a wide range of recruiting experience in the finance and technology industries.  Prior to joining Street Diligence, Megan spent 6 years working at Boston based hedge fund Liberty Square Asset Management. In 2012, Megan worked as the Director of Recruiting for Lux Assistants. She is also an entrepreneur having helped start and manage three start-up companies. Her expertise in recruiting ranges from working with start-ups to global corporations. She holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler.

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.

DIRECTOR, SALES

Pamela Wilkins

Pamela’s award-winning sales background includes membership in the Millionaires’ Club, Presidents’ Club, and Presidents’ Circle.  Prior to Street Diligence, Pamela developed her skills as an Executive Consultant for Hilton, selling deeded real estate and travel and well as acting as a Loan Officer for First Option Mortgage. Her experience includes Ownership of a Schooley Mitchell telecommunications consulting franchise based in Las Vegas.  She is author of, “The Six-Step Sales Process” and was educated at Mira Costa College.

DIRECTOR, FEDERAL SALES

Jay Wagamon

Jay joined Street Diligence in 2019, and is a seasoned strategic planner, business developer and solutions architect, primarily within the Federal government contracting market.  His executive experience includes several C-Level positions helping to scale small and mid-tier government contractors.  He comes from the intelligence and security markets, as an intelligence analyst, program manager and business strategist; previously at Serco, Booz Allen Hamilton and Detica DFI (now BAE Systems). Jay holds a B.S. from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts from the American Graduate School in International Relations.

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.

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.

Chief Technology Officer, Ares Management L.P.

Sandesh Hegde

Mr. Hegde is a Partner and Chief Technology Officer in the Ares Information Technology Department and is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, Mr. Hegde was a Senior Vice President at Bain Capital, where he focused on technology initiatives and application support across all Bain Capital business units. Previously, Mr. Hegde worked at Wellington Management, where he focused on business process optimization and technology automations related to investment data and analytics. In addition, he worked with SunGard Consulting Services, where he focused on alternative investment technology strategy and solutions. In addition, he was an Investment Associate with Odyssey Capital, where he focused on evaluating investment opportunities, project financing and portfolio management. Mr. Hegde began his career at Financial Technologies Inc., where he led the design and development team supporting a partnership accounting and portfolio management software for alternative investments. Mr. Hegde holds a B.E. from the University of Pune in Chemical Engineering, an M.S. from Lamar University in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Rice University.

CEO and Co-Founder at Anno.Ai

Steven Witt

Steven Witt is a serial entrepreneur and startup investor. Currently, he is the co-founder and CEO of Anno.ai, a Washington DC-based machine learning company. He is also a founding member of The Stimson Center Alfred Lee Loomis Innovation Council and a Visiting Fellow of the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Steven currently serves on boards spanning across non-profits and early-stage technology companies.