Steven J. Hilton

Steven J. Hilton

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

Mr. Hilton was co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of Meritage Homes Corporation from 1997 to May 2006. In May 2006, Mr. Hilton was named the Company’s chairman and chief executive officer. In 1985, Mr. Hilton cofounded Arizona-based Monterey Homes, the predecessor company to Meritage Homes Corporation. Under Mr. Hilton’s leadership, Monterey became publicly traded in 1996. Mr. Hilton received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona and is a director of Western Alliance Bancorporation, a leading bank holding company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Hilton has almost 32 years of real estate experience and is considered an expert and innovator in the homebuilding industry. He is a frequent participant in panels and interviews regarding the industry.

Hilla Sferruzza

Hilla Sferruzza

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  • Joined Meritage in 2006, served as Corporate Controller, named Chief Accounting Officer in 2010 and SVP in 2013, named EVP and Chief Financial Officer in 2016
  • Previous financial management experience with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and KPMG
  • BS in Accounting from University of Arizona, Executive MBA from Washington State University
  • CPA
Phillippe Lord

Phillippe Lord

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

  • Formerly West Region President since 2012
  • Joined Meritage in 2008 as VP Strategic Operations & Market Research
  • Previous experience with Acacia Capital and Centex Homes
  • BA in Economics & Business from Colorado State University, Masters in Economics from University of Arizona
C. Timothy White

C. Timothy White

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

  • Outside Counsel for Meritage starting in 1991
  • Former chairman of Real Estate Department for Greenburg Traurig, LLP
  • Director of Meritage Jan'97-Oct'05, director of Monterey Homes Feb'95-Dec'96
  • Law degree, Arizona State University College of Law 1985; BS in Accounting, University of Arizona in 1982
Javier Feliciano

Javier Feliciano

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Joined Meritage in 2015 as EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Previous human resources experience with Apollo Education Group, Ford Motor Company and PepsiCo
  • Graduate of Ford Motor Company Human Resources Development Program and Modern CHRO development program at Cornell University
  • BA in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources, both from Michigan State University
  • Board member of Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce