Chief Executive Officer
Hilco Streambank’s CEO Gabe Fried began liquidating intangibles in 2000 when he was retained to dispose of his former employer’s digital and trademark assets. During this initial assignment he learned several valuable lessons. First of all, the market needs intangible asset disposition expertise. Second, a deep understanding of the assets is key to running a successful sale. And finally, the exclusive nature of intangibles creates strategic value for the owner not found in other asset classes.
Gabe pioneered the distressed brokerage of intangibles during his roles as liquidator, auctioneer, investor, buyer’s agent, expert witness, and appraiser. Gabe launched Streambank when it was time to build a team, and the Streambank team joined Hilco in 2011.
Gabe has a Bachelor of Arts degree (with honors) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and was a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana.