Jeffrey B. Hecktman
Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey B. Hecktman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hilco Global, an independent financial services company and the world’s preeminent authority on helping companies maximize the value of their assets. Today, Hilco Global is considered a world class company – having earned this reputation after decades of providing both healthy and distressed companies with creative solutions and advice to maximize value on every deal. In many instances, Hilco Global also provides capital, demonstrating an ability to share risk and reward.
Hecktman founded Hilco in 1987 to conduct business asset liquidations. Today, under his leadership, Hilco Global has expanded its services with a portfolio of twenty companies that focus on asset valuation, asset monetization, and advisory solutions for clients around the world. Over the course of his career, Hecktman has structured and directed thousands of transactions valued in the billions of dollars.
Hecktman received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arizona in 1975. He also completed a course of study in international business through George Washington University, attending the Nyenrode Business Universiteit, in the Netherlands. Jeffrey is an active member of the National Retail Federation, the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Hecktman is deeply committed to philanthropy and ardently supports several humanitarian, faith-based, and healthcare/medical causes. He’s been a benefactor for earthquake relief in Haiti, stem cell research at the University of Chicago Medical Center and the United States Holocaust Museum. He has a special passion for supporting education in the United States and around the world, where his efforts include giving time and financial support to educational relief programs for the Children of Haiti as well as donations to the Chicago Public School system in the form of books and bookshelves for libraries and classrooms.