Jeffrey Hecktman, CEO of Hilco Global, has announced that Ernest (Ernie) M. Fiorante has been appointed the new Chief Financial Officer for the holding company. Mr. Fiorante will have responsibility for and oversight of the entire finance operation and will be involved in all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to company investments; capital structure and allocations; risk management; cash management; and financial planning. He will be taking over this role from John Chen, who has been managing these duties in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Fiorante is a terrific addition to the organization’s executive management team and will be a key player in the company’s continued growth. He has a depth of knowledge and experience in completing complicated transactions for both private and public companies that will prove to be invaluable to Hilco Global. His many years of building and managing highly effective teams will be a great asset and make him a tremendous leader of the holding company.
Mr. Fiorante brings an impressive depth and breadth of experience to the Chief Financial Officer role having served as a CFO and Treasurer at several major companies in the Chicago area over the last 25+ years. Since 2016, he has served as Chief Financial Officer at The Inland Real Estate Group LLC, a well-recognized and large commercial real estate and finance organization located in Oak Brook, IL.
Prior to joining Inland, Mr. Fiorante spent over 20 years holding positions of increasing responsibility at Jones Lang Lasalle Inc., and ultimately serving as JLL’s CFO for the Americas - a region with over 10 different lines of business including leasing, property management, project development services and corporate outsourcing generating approximately $2 billion in annual revenue.
Previously, Mr. Fiorante began his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers as an Associate.
Mr. Fiorante is a native of the Chicago area where he resides with his wife and family. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BS in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago. he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of many associations and industry groups.