Benjamin L. Nortman
Ben is respected as an expert in structuring complex asset acquisition and disposition transactions. He serves several roles within Hilco: Co-Managing Partner of Hilco Merchant Resources, a world leader in retail asset disposition and operational services; 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 structured and managed some of the largest and most complex asset disposition transactions in North America. Ben has also worked to acquire and develop licensing strategies for numerous iconic brand names, including Sharper Image, Tommy Armour Golf, Bombay Company, Linens ‘N Things, Polaroid and Aéropostale.
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.