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Ross Dove, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Ross Dove began his career over thirty years ago, joining his father and grandfather at a small proud family auction house in San Francisco.  During his tenure, he pioneered countless advances and industry firsts, as the firm he joined eventually climbed to become the world’s largest and most respected  industrial asset and commercial property auction company.  His success has been widely chronicled in major publications, including Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and the Economist, among many others.  He is a frequent lecturer, who has spoken at many business schools including Stanford and UC Berkeley, as well as industry events globally.

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Kirk Dove, President and Chief Operating Officer

Kirk Dove is co-founder of Heritage Global Partners and previously served as HGP’s Managing Partner. Kirk Dove brings over 30 years of experience to his new role. Kirk and his brother Ross have managed more than 4,000 industrial auctions in 30 countries throughout their respective careers. Kirk has been instrumental in further expanding and diversifying HGP’s suite of asset liquidation, valuation and advisory services as well as forging exclusive alliances and strategic partnerships with other auctioneering firms.

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James Sklar, Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary

Jim Sklar has over two decades of relevant legal experience serving leading worldwide asset advisory and auction services firms. Throughout his career, he has played a key role in establishing relationships with global alliance partners and implementing international contracts as well as expanding the adoption of the auction sale process in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Jim is responsible for all of the Company’s legal matters including negotiating global transactional and business alliance documents, managing relationships and contracts with worldwide clients and business partners, and providing legal representation for Heritage Global Partners, Heritage Global Partners Europe, Heritage Global Valuations, Heritage Equity Partners and Heritage National Loan Exchange.

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Scott West, Chief Financial Officer

Scott West has 25 years of multi-national executive financial accounting and business management experience serving various public and private equity funded companies, including Fortune 500 companies. He has expertise managing financial, technical, M&A, and international accounting teams and has deep knowledge of SEC financial reporting, SOX compliance and international accounting matters.

Scott has been the CFO of Heritage Global Partners, Inc. since March 2014.  In his new role as CFO of Heritage Global Inc. effective May 2015 Scott will be responsible for all of the Company’s financial and treasury functions including financial reporting, bank relationships, conducting internal and industry analysis to support the Company’s goals for growth, investor relations, and M&A activity. 

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Ken Mann, Managing Director – Heritage Equity Partners

Ken has been a partner with Heritage Equity Partners (formerly, “Equity Partners, Inc.”) since ’95, its leader since ’02, and has personally handled investment-banking services for hundreds of clients in a host of industries.  The firm has completed over four hundred going concern transactions of small to mid-sized financially distressed companies, including approximately two hundred “363 sales” in Chapter 11 cases in fifty seven bankruptcy courts. On the topics of bid procedures, maximizing value in a distressed M & A, Section 363 versus a plan, and others, Ken has been a speaker and author for numerous trade associations.

 

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Dave Ludwig, President – Heritage National Loan Exchange (NLEX)

Dave developed NLEX™ from its start as a post-RTC sales outlet to the nation’s leading broker of charged-off credit card and consumer debt accounts. Considered a leading pioneer in the debt sales industry, Dave has been a featured speaker at dozens of industry conferences. He has been quoted in numerous publications including the New York Times, LA Times, Collections and Credit Risk, Collector Magazine, and serves as consultant and expert witness within the industry.

Since introducing NLEX™ to financial institutions in the early 1990′s, Dave has supervised the sale of over 5,000 portfolios with face value of $100 billion. Dave has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois, and has been in the financial industry for 25 years.

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Michael Davin, Co-founder & President- Heritage Zetabid Realty Services

Michael Co-founded Zetabid in 2008.  Prior to Zetabid, Mr. Davin co-founded Catalist Homes, a California based real estate firm with Hal Ellis, Bain and Company, and Charles Schwab and Company.  Michael is a Managing Director with Tallstone Capital Advisors and has been in the real estate business since 1986.

 

About us

Heritage Global Inc. is a value-driven, innovative leader in asset advisory, valuations, and transactions. The Company focuses on identifying, valuing, acquiring and monetizing distressed and surplus assets in twenty-eight global manufacturing, financial & technology sectors. Heritage Global Inc. specializes in both acting as an advisor, and/or acquiring turnkey manufacturing facilities, surplus industrial machinery and equipment, industrial inventories, accounts receivable portfolios, related intellectual property, and entire business enterprises.