David Peress

David Peress

Executive Vice President
Hilco Retail Services
Hilco Streambank

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David Peress serves as Executive Vice President of Hilco Retail Services where he provides critical oversight and vision for all Hilco retail valuation and monetization client teams. In 2017, David added this new role to his existing responsibilities as a principal at Hilco Streambank, where he has successfully built one of the top intangible asset valuation and monetization practices in the nation, focusing on brands, trademarks, patents, and domain names.

David has 25 years of experience working in the corporate restructuring and distressed investing industry as both an advisor and investment professional. Until 2000, he was a partner in the bankruptcy department of Wilmington, Delaware’s Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. He later served as Managing Director and General Counsel of The Ozer Group LLC, an asset disposition firm, and the Chief Operating Officer of Ozer’s Real Estate Services Company. Following the sale of The Ozer Group, he led the special situations investing business for Crystal Capital, a multi-strategy private investment fund. At Crystal Capital, David structured and managed debt and equity investments in several retailers and consumer products companies including Tower Records, The Sharper Image, Polartec, Cranium, Tommy Armour Golf and Bob’s Stores. During this time he deepened his understanding of how intangible assets are valued and trade.

David Peress is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Accountants, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association, and is a frequent speaker and author on issues related to corporate restructurings and distressed investing.