Ross Dove, President, 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.
James Sklar, Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary
Jim Sklar has over three 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 Valuations, National Loan Exchange, and Heritage Global Capital. Jim holds a juris doctor degree with cum laude honors from Wayne State University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Scott West, Chief Financial Officer
Scott West has over 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 is responsible for all of the Company’s financial, administrative and treasury functions including financial/SEC reporting, bank relationships, conducting internal and industry analysis to support the Company’s goals for growth, investor relations, human resources, risk management and M&A activity. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University.
Dave Ludwig, President of Financial Assets
Dave Ludwig is the President of Heritage Global’s Financial Asset division which comprises of the company’s National Loan Exchange (NLEX) and Heritage Global Capital subsidiaries. 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.
Nick Dove, President of Industrial Assets
Nick Dove is the President of Heritage Global’s Industrial Assets division, which comprises of the company’s Heritage Global Partners (auction and asset disposition) and Heritage Global Valuations (appraisal) subsidiaries. Nick also serves as President of the Heritage Global Partners auction division.
Prior to his role as President of Industrial Assets, Nick was Executive Vice President at Heritage Global Partners and responsible for the management and oversight of all acquisitions & dispositions globally. Additionally, Nick had direct oversight of all other business development and revenue generating initiatives of the HGP auction division. Nick graduated Cum Laude from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Nick is a licensed auctioneer in multiple states and a graduate of the Missouri Auction School. Nick is 4th generation in the legacy of HGP’s family business. In 2019 Nick was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Industrial Auctioneers Association.