Salvatore Caccavale, a 35-year, award-winning corporate security and safety veteran, combines an investigator’s instincts with business acumen to help his clients improve profitability and personnel performance by elevating standards, introducing stringent training, utilizing skillful strategies and pursuing astute negotiations.
He established Global Hospitality Security Solutions in 2018 after 30 years of service at Hilton Worldwide, where he served in roles of increasing responsibility, leading to senior director of safety & security for the Americas, responsible for overseeing 400 hotels from Canada to Argentina and working with executive, legal, communications and operational leaders.
During his tenure with Hilton, Caccavale helped achieve an 18% reduction in workers’ compensation claims in one year, mitigated OSHA complaints, served on the company’s Ethics Committee with oversight for confidential matters of employee wrongdoing, helped develop a business continuity management plan and chaired the Americas’ crisis team.
He also directed investigations of illegal activities at the hotel level, helped develop a companywide employee travel safety program, prepared security plans and arranged personal protection details for senior leaders and developed and administered the company’s risk program tool.
From 2004 to 2009, Caccavale served as a consultant with SafirRosetti, a New York-based company that offers intelligence-gathering, conducts investigations and provides security services. In that role he analyzed the security and operational needs of hotels, apartment complexes, office buildings and shopping malls.
He was chairman and vice chairman of AH&LA’s Safety & Security Committee and is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Domestic Security Alliance Council and American Society for Industrial Security. He also served on the State Department’s global Hotel Working Security Group.
Caccavale studied at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton and is a graduate of the Morris County Police Academy in New Jersey. He earned numerous certifications, including Certified Lodging Security Director from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Crime Prevention Officer and Dignitary Protection Officer from the New York City Police Department.