Ron Rashkow

Ron Rashkow

Founder – Principal – RPMS, Inc.
Non-Executive Chairman – Hilco Global

rrashkow@hilcoglobal.com

Mr. Rashkow is a founding principal of RPMS, Inc., which provides strategic consulting and investment advisory services in mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Rashkow’s expertise in real estate investment, ownership and management, retailing, consumer hardlines and distribution helps to ensure the success of these transactions.  RPMS also provides mentoring to senior management and consulting to private equity groups.

Mr. Raskow began his career over 50 years ago working in the family-owned lumberyard. Mr. Rashkow’s entrepreneurial instincts, combined with his abilities in merchandising, marketing, operations and finance, and real estate expertise, helped grow the family business organically and through acquisitions.  Renamed Handy Andy, the enterprise became a respected regional retail chain with annual sales exceeding $750 million.  Handy Andy’s performance and growth were frequently lauded, including being named as a three-time recipient the prestigious Building Supply Home Center “Retailer of the Year” award.

Mr. Rashkow is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and marketing.  He is past chairman of the Knapp Entrepreneurial Advisory Board for IIT’s Stuart School of Business. Mr. Rashkow recently completed 16 years of service on the board of O’Reilly Automotive (a NASDAQ listed company).  Other advisory board positions include RTC Corp., Imbibe, Inc., Cannabistry Labs, and Umbrella One.