Meritage Homes Corporation
Hilla Sferruzza has been the Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President for Meritage Homes Corporation since 2016 and previously, its Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller since 2008. Prior to Meritage, Ms. Sferruzza served in various management roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., which was acquired by Marriott International, and as a public auditor for KPMG.
Ms. Sferruzza has spent nearly 25 years serving large public companies across the greater Phoenix area. With experience ranging from hospitality to financial institutions and culminating in her current role in real estate and construction, she is familiar with a wide breadth of public company operational best practices. She is a subject matter expert on residential construction and land acquisition, debt and equity capital transactions, M&A and divesture structures, financial modeling, and financial planning and analysis. She also oversees the company’s ESG function, infrastructure, application, and development information technology, as well as financial services operations including a mortgage brokerage, title and escrow services, and an insurance brokerage. Ms. Sferruzza is a frequent contributor to articles, podcasts, and panels regarding finance, technology innovation, ESG, and the real estate sector in general.
Ms. Sferruzza is a director and audit committee member for Footprint International Holdco, Inc. She is active with several community service organizations and has served as a board member for non-for-profit organizations and foundations and is currently a member of the Arizona State University’s W.P. CareySchool of Business Dean’s Council and Finance Advisory Board.