David Kurtz serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer at Hilco Global. Working in close collaboration with the firm’s global management and operating company leadership teams, he is responsible for fueling the continued growth and expansion of Hilco’s global diversified services platform to help clients maximize asset value and return on investment during critical inflection points in their business life cycle.
David is well-known and highly regarded for his deal making successes over the past 40 years. During that time, he has worked directly on some of the largest and most complex restructuring, M&A and investment banking transactions around the world. Most recently, he served as Vice Chairman of U.S. Investment Banking and Head of Global Restructuring at investment banking firm, Lazard, where he was a member of the firm’s global executive committee. At Lazard, David was involved in transactions including: Bed Bath & Beyond, JC Penny, Neiman Marcus, J Crew, Eastman Kodak, Tribune Corp, Toys R Us, Belk, 9 West, Clair’s, Valaris Oil Corp., Transocean, Diamond Offshore, RH Donnelley Corporation, Xcel Energy Corporation/NRG, USATA Board (USAir, ATA Airlines, America West, and Aloha Airlines).
Prior to joining Lazard in 2002, David was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he served as Senior Partner and member of the firm’s Global Restructuring Group. He has received many awards and accolades over the years including, the “Global Restructuring Investment Banker” at the Turnaround Atlas Awards and “Bankruptcy Dealmaker of the Year” by American Lawyer Magazine. He is also an accomplished lecturer and published co-author of books such as “Representing the Unsecured Creditors Committee in Insolvency Restructurings” and “Workouts and Turnarounds.” David earned his J.D and B.A., from Case Western Reserve University.
Juris DoctorCase Western Reserve
Bachelor of ArtsCase Western Reserve
Global restructuring Investment BankerTurnaround Atlas Awards
Bankruptcy Dealmaker of the YearAmerican Lawyer Magazine
Co-author“Representing the Unsecured Creditors Committee in Insolvency Restructurings” and “Workouts and Turnarounds”
The Hilco operating structure is built to take advantage of a comprehensive range of financial solutions delivering valuation, monetization, and advisory services, while also leveraging deep restructuring expertise and investment capital to successfully complete transactions.
As a diversified financial services company Hilco Global delivers unsurpassed asset knowledge and expertise to help companies maximize asset value and financial returns at critical inflection points throughout their lifespan.