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Great American Group is a leading provider of asset disposition, valuation and advisory services across virtually every sector of the economy at every stage of the business life cycle.

OUR SERVICES
VALUATION SERVICES

We deliver accurate and reliable market values in various asset classes with expertise in financial reporting, transaction advisory, corporate tax and asset-based lending appraisals.

RETAIL ASSET DISPOSITIONS

From the development and execution of complex store closings to targeted store opening programs, our comprehensive suite of retail services ensures you have a partner at every stage of the business life cycle.

INDUSTRIAL ASSET DISPOSITIONS

Our Industrial Asset Disposition services maximize asset value through a variety of auction types such as online, webcast, and live auctions, as well as specialized sales.

CAPITAL FINANCING

Great American Capital Partners is dedicated to providing opportunistic and responsive capital to the underserved middle market. Our customized solutions support a range of growth, refinancing, recapitalization, and restructuring needs.

President
Mark is tasked with performing high profile auction sales, as he has for many Fortune 500 companies including: The Boeing Company, Stardust Hotel & Casino, Collins and Aikman, Arthur Andersen, Lockheed-Martin, Kaiser Aerospace, British Petroleum, IBM and AT&T. He has more than three decades of experience servicing the wholesale and industrial liquidation industry throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mark attended the University of Washington, the University of California at Los Angeles and the Missouri Auction School.
Vice President, Western Region
Jennie specializes in developing and enhancing client relationships within the Western Region and has spent her entire career in the financial services industry at major corporations including GE Commercial Equipment Finance and GE Corporate Lending. Jennie began her tenure with Great American Group in 2008 with more than a dozen years of previous experience, specifically in underwriting and the management of senior debt lending opportunities for middle market companies. Jennie earned her Bachelor's degree in Music from California State University at Northridge.
Vice President of Business Development
Mark is tasked with performing high profile auction sales, as he has for many Fortune 500 companies including: The Boeing Company, Stardust Hotel & Casino, Collins and Aikman, Arthur Andersen, Lockheed-Martin, Kaiser Aerospace, British Petroleum, IBM and AT&T. He has more than three decades of experience servicing the wholesale and industrial liquidation industry throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mark attended the University of Washington, the University of California at Los Angeles and the Missouri Auction School.
President
Adam serves as president of the auction division, GA Global Partners, and has more than 25 years experience in all aspects of the industry, performing thousands of auctions and liquidations all over the world. Adam graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management before obtaining his Masters of Business Administration from London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University and HEC Paris.
Senior Vice President, Financial Operations
Steven is responsible for the financial operations of Great American Group's Retail division and plays an important role in the company's due diligence analysis, inventory reconciliation and valuation, expense and budgeting projections. Steven's retail management experience exceeds two decades, with the majority focused on retail liquidation operations and financial analysis. Steven has personally been involved with the liquidation of thousands of retail locations that collectively contained billions of dollars in assets.
Senior Vice President, Capital Planning & Valuations
James spearheads the due diligence and valuation efforts in the retail division and is actively engaged in inventory appraisal projects, business development projects and maintaining the firm's strategic partnership with Credit Suisse. James has in-depth experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and turnaround activities with more than a dozen years in investment banking, credit analysis, corporate finance, management consulting and asset disposition. James attended The Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles where he obtained his Master of Business Administration in 2003.
Senior Vice President, Director of Merchandising
Billy is responsible for valuing inventory and supervising liquidation sales for the retail division. Some of his notable transactions include Hancock Fabrics, Eddie Bauer, Mervyns, Circuit City, Borders, Tower Records, Linens & Things, FAO Schwartz, Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video, Payless Shoe Source and many more. Billy is also highly involved with our Store Opening program for retailers. Before he joined the Company in 1994, Billy spent 10 years as the Head of Operations and Merchandising for Beards Catalog Showroom and has more than three decades of experience in all phases of retail. Billy's areas of expertise include store planning, operations and merchandise buying.
President
Scott manages all retail projects for Great American Group and has overseen the liquidation of thousands of retail stores and more than $10 billion in Scott's impressive experience in the retail field spans over 25 years; prior to joining Great American Group in 1997, Scott was responsible for operations in hundreds of Office Depot stores across 17 states in the US. He also spent 13 years with Hechinger stores in both domestic and international operations, culminating as the chain's Director of Store Operations. Scott attended George Mason University where he received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Economics.
Senior Vice President
Bill specializes in developing and enhancing client relationships in the Midwest market, and has more than a dozen years of experience in business valuations, operations, financial reporting, strategic development and systems management in a wide array of industries. Bill first joined Great American Group in 2001, and prior to rejoining GA in 2008, worked as the Director of Operations for a real estate investment firm where he was charged with consolidating 13 separate entities and implementing various reporting metrics to foster growth. Bill graduated from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Senior Vice President
Dan focuses on client relationships in the New York City area bringing to bear over 20 years of experience in the asset based lending community. Dan joined Great American Group in 2014 as Managing Director following stints at RBS Citizens, GE Capital and Bank of America, where he worked on implementing ABL initiatives across a number of industry verticals. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Massachusetts and is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Turnaround Management Association and the Commercial Finance Association.
Managing Director, Sponsor Coverage
Drew serves as Managing Director of sponsor coverage and has 25 years of industry experience. Drew has held roles as a banker, chief financial officer, investment banker and turnaround consultant. Prior to joining Great American Group in 2010, Drew served as Vice President and Business Development Officer with National City Business Credit where he focused on asset based loans in the $10 million to $200 million range. Drew founded and is Managing Partner of the Private Equity Forum, an organization dedicated to promoting quality deal flow throughout the private equity community. Drew graduated from Susquehanna University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics and from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he received his Master of Business Administration.
Executive Vice President
David focuses on developing and enhancing client relationships in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets, and provides asset valuation, liquidation strategies and restructuring solutions for lenders and borrowers. David started with Great American Group in 2003, bringing 10 years of extensive asset-based experience to his role. David has spent the majority of his career working for major corporations including Comerica, Foothill Capital, Bank of America and Goldstein, Golub, Kessler, LLP. David graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Administration and Accounting.
Executive Vice President, Northeast
Ryan specializes in developing and enhancing client relationships for the New York, New England, Eastern Canada and European regions. Ryan joined Great American Group in 2000 with seven years of prior appraisal and liquidation experience and has since added experience with operations and business development. Ryan has conducted hundreds of appraisals in the industrial, retail and wholesale sectors while managing the industrial appraisal division. Ryan attended Bentley College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth.
Chief Operating Officer
Marc is responsible for GA Advisory and Valuation Services' Machinery and Equipment division, accountable for all business processes that ensure delivery of industry accurate and insightful appraisals on time. This includes directing the division's short and long term strategic planning, appraisal and general business systems development, talent recruiting and geographic expansion. Marc has nearly two decades of combined commercial operations and executive management experience in a variety of industries worldwide. Prior to coming on board with Great American Group, Marc held the position of Director, Global Process Owner for the Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY), where he led the process improvement and change management effort for the commercial operations group. Marc attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Partner, National Sales & Marketing Director
Michael serves as the National Sales and Marketing Director for the appraisal practice. He develops and manages the appraisal practice calling and client service efforts for lenders, sponsors and borrowers. Prior to joining Great American Group in 1996, Michael was a senior associate with an advisory services firm, based in Boston. Michael has nearly two decades of experience in all segments of the asset disposition and valuation industries. Michael attended Northeastern University in Boston where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer
Phillip is responsible for overseeing Great American Group's financial operations while also driving growth and directing strategy for the Company and its various divisions. Phillip has spent nearly 20 years in the financial services sector, beginning his tenure with the Company in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Great American Group, Phillip served as Vice President at middle market private equity firms Altpoint Capital Partners and Stone Tower Equity Partners where he helped manage several of the firms' majority-owned portfolio companies. Prior to that, Phillip held positions at the NY State Common Retirement Fund, Salomon Smith Barney, CIBC World Markets and Standard & Poor's J.J. Kenny division. Phillip received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia University. Phillip is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the NY Society of Security Analysts.
Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Lester manages and directs the overall growth of the appraisal practice and ensures the delivery of high quality, consistent service to clients. Lester's extensive industry experience spans more than three decades; he has conducted, directed, and managed thousands of appraisals for high profile financial institutions such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and CIT; as well as M&A Equity Groups including Apollo, Cerberus and Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Great American Group, Lester served as Director of Inventory Appraisal and Valuations for a major service provider. Lester graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Chief Accounting Officer
Howard serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and is responsible for accounting and financial reporting, internal controls, tax compliance and other accounting and financial reporting matters. Before he joined Great American Group, Howard served in senior financial positions with People's Choice Financial Corporation as Chief Financial Officer and Banner Holdings, Inc. Howard also spent over twelve years in public accounting at "two" big four accounting firms, most recently as Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP where he worked with public and private companies in the financial services practice. Howard received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from California State University at Northridge.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Alan N. Forman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Mr. Forman joined the Company in May 2015 and is responsible for all legal affairs of the Company. From May 2010 to May 2015, Mr. Forman was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of STR Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer in the solar industry listed on the NYSE. Previously, he was a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP, an international law firm. Mr. Forman brings extensive executive experience in corporate and securities law, including financing transactions, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Forman graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Economics and received a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
Chief Executive Officer
Andy manages all aspects of Great American Group’s operations, investment criteria and strategic growth. With more than 30 years of experience in the liquidation industry, Andy has structured and negotiated some of Great American Group’s largest and most successful transactions such as Circuit City, Sears, Kmart, CompUSA and Woolworth Canada and Australia. Before Great American Group, Andy served as Senior Vice President with the investment banking firm, Drexel Burnham Lambert. He is a member of the Commercial Finance Association. Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.