Jeffrey B. Hecktman

Jeffrey B. Hecktman

Chairman and CEO
Hilco Global

Jeffrey B. Hecktman is the Founder, 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.

Jeffrey founded Hilco in 1987 to conduct business asset liquidations. Today, under his leadership, 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. Over the course of his career, Jeffrey has structured and directed thousands of transactions valued in the billions of dollars. Jeffrey remains an active member of the National Retail Federation, the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Jeffrey is deeply committed to philanthropy and ardently supports several humanitarian, faith-based, and healthcare/medical causes. He’s been a benefactor for a major music therapy program and a stem cell research program at the University of Chicago Medical Center and at the United States Holocaust Museum. His passion is supporting educational opportunities in the United States and around the world. He has donated much time and financial support to several important educational programs for the children of Chicago, Illinois and the children around the world, supporting the Youth Guidance mentoring programs working with over 5000 inner city high school age boys and girls, as well as The All Stars Arts and Education Program in Chicago, and major disaster relief efforts in Haiti providing recovery tools and books for children. 

Jeffrey 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.