Ben Nortman

Chief Executive Officer


Ben serves as the CEO of ReStore Capital in addition to his roles as CEO of Hilco Merchant Resources and Executive Vice President of Hilco Global. Ben is respected as an expert in structuring complex asset-based transactions that provide needed liquidity to companies and their constituents.

Ben structures transactions to maximize returns on inventory, machinery and equipment, real estate and accounts receivable. Since 1996, Ben has structured and managed some of the largest and most complex asset disposition transactions in North America. Ben has also worked to acquire numerous iconic brand names, including Sharper Image, Tommy Armour Golf, Bombay Company, Linens ‘N Things, Polaroid and Aéropostale.

This experience has informed Ben’s perspective on asset values, allowing ReStore to provide capital in circumstances where other firms may not be able to lend.

Prior to joining Hilco, Ben was a Chicago bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney at the prominent law firms, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Holleb & Coff.