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Matt Wood

Chief Audit Executive
Hilltop Holdings

As Chief Audit Executive, Mr. Wood evaluates and reports on the design, effectiveness, and operational efficiency of Hilltop’s internal control processes over operations, reporting, compliance, and safeguarding of assets.

Career Highlights

  • Promoted to Chief Audit Executive in 2020
  • Began working at Hilltop Holdings in 2014 as IT Audit Director and promoted to Senior Audit Director in 2019
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • GIAC Certified Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)


  • B.A. in Social Sciences, University of Sheffield, England
  • Certificate in Computer Science, Loyola University, Chicago

Current Affiliations

  • Institute of Internal Auditors, member
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association, member
  • GIAC Advisory Board, member
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