Scott K. Carpenter
President, GA Retail Solutions
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 inventory. 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, Director of Merchandising, GA Retail Solutions
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.
James W. Lew
Senior Vice President, Capital Planning and Valuations, GA Retail Solutions
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, GA Retail Solutions
Michael is responsible for the financial due diligence and operations of Great American Group's International Retail divisions and plays an important role in the company's domestic due diligence analysis and valuations. Michael's retail management experience exceeds two decades, with the majority focused on retail liquidation operations and financial analysis. Additionally, Michael has in-depth experience in mergers and acquisitions, turnaround activities, corporate finance as well as personally involved with the liquidation of dozens of transactions with thousands of retail locations that collectively contained billions of dollars in assets. Michael attended Drake University where he obtained two bachelors of science degrees in Accounting and Finance.
Senior Vice President, Financial Operations, GA Retail Solutions
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.