Jeffrey B. Hecktman

Jeffrey B. Hecktman

CEO and Founder
Hilco Global

Mr. Hecktman 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 valuation, monetization, strategic advisory and capital solutions to maximize the value of their business assets.  Mr. Hecktman is credited for having built the company from a small start-up to a sophisticated global financial services firm with over 700 employees and 11 offices worldwide.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Hecktman has structured and directed thousands of transactions deploying billions of dollars in capital for M & A, turnaround and restructuring deals.  Jeffrey remains a member of the Secured Finance Network, the Turnaround Management Association, the Association of Corporate Development, American Bankruptcy Institute, and many other leading industry associations.

Mr. Hecktman is deeply committed to philanthropy and ardently supports many causes often focusing on healthcare, education, and families/children in need.  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 an ardent supporter of the United States Holocaust Museum. Mr. Hecktman is committed to ensuring that Hilco Global stands for more than just the financial services and capital that it provides to its client base and he is working to create a corporate culture that emphasizes giving back to the community, diversity, tolerance, and inclusion.  He has led the organization’s employees to become passionate supporters of educational opportunities for underserved communities in the United States and around the world. To this end he and the firm have donated their time and financial support to several important educational programs for the children around the world, including the Chicago Public Schools; the Chicago Public Library; Youth Guidance mentoring programs that work with over 6000 inner city high school age boys and girls across the US; The All Stars Project – An Arts and Education After School Program in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Dallas; Major disaster relief efforts in Haiti and Puerto Rico following floods and hurricanes, and Impact Israel (formerly Yemin Orde) based in Israel, which provides support to at-risk and immigrant youth from around the world. 

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.