Melissa Kelley-Hilton Announced As Winner Of The 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

NEW YORK, June 1, 2016 - Bishops Services, a SterlingBackcheck company (, is proud to announce that Melissa Kelley-Hilton, executive vice president, has been recognized by M&A Advisor as a winner of the 7th Annual Emerging Business Leaders Awards.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this award to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders.

Melissa was chosen for her accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

"The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe earlier this year, the 2016 US award winners join a truly global network of young leaders," said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

On Friday, June 10th, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

"People are at the center of everything we do and Melissa's leadership has inspired our team of experts to fuel agility and do great things for our clients," said SterlingBackcheck chief executive officer, Clare Hart. "This award is a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment Melissa brings to the organization each and every day."

To view the complete list of this year Emerging Leaders Award Winners CLICK HERE.

About Bishops Services:

Bishops Services, a SterlingBackcheck company, provides executive investigations and corporate due diligence services to financial institutions, corporations and legal firms worldwide. With over 100 years of experience, unparalleled investigative expertise and stringent attention to compliance standards, Bishops provides the most thorough, accurate investigations in the industry. Our clients trust our services to help them minimize reputational, financial, legal and compliance risks and ensure they have a 360 degree view of potential threats to their organization's interests. For more information visit

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