Benjamin L. Nortman
Executive Vice Persident
Benjamin L. Nortman is respected as an expert in structuring complex asset acquisition and disposition transactions. He serves three roles within Hilco, as Executive Vice President of Hilco Merchant Resources, a world leader in retail asset disposition and operational services; as Managing Director of Hilco Consumer Capital, a leading consumer products brand management firm; and as Executive Vice President of Hilco Global, the holding company for the entire Hilco platform.
In his roles with Hilco Merchant Resources and Hilco Global, Ben helps companies, their lenders, and professional advisors structure transactions to maximize returns on inventory, machinery and equipment, real estate, and accounts receivable. Since 1996, Ben has managed some of the largest asset disposition transactions in North America. Since 2006, he has also worked with Hilco Consumer Capital to acquire and develop licensing strategies for numerous iconic brand names including Sharper Image, Tommy Armour Golf, Bombay Company, Linens ‘N Things, and Polaroid.
Prior to joining Hilco, Ben was a Chicago bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney at the prominent law firms, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Holleb & Coff.