Bob DeAngelis - Executive Managing Director Bob DeAngelis, a 25+ year commercial finance industry veteran specializing in the consumer product and retail industries. Prior to joining Tiger, Bob was a principal partner and managing director at Crystal Capital and Back Bay Capital, serving as the firm's Chief Investment Officer and co-head of loan administration and portfolio management functions. Earlier in his career, Bob spent 13 years as part of the executive management team that, in 1993, founded GBFC, the specialty retail finance company which was later sold to BankBoston and ultimately became Bank of America's secured retail-lending platform. The retail lending unit of BofA is still considered one of the largest secured lending platforms in the country. Bob began his career at Shawmut Bank's asset-based lending and asset recovery group. He holds a BS degree from the University of Connecticut school of business.
Michael McGrail - Chief Operating Officer Michael McGrail, who oversees Tiger’s retail, wholesale, industrial, machinery and equipment appraisal and disposition divisions, has over 20 years experience in retail store closings, asset dispositions and appraisals. Over the course of his career, he has directly managed the analysis, bidding process and operations of many major store-closing programs, including Linens ‘n Things, Circuit City, Mervyn’s, Gottschalks, Fortunoff’s, Kmart, and Borders. Additionally, McGrail has directed many complex projects designed to enhance returns for Trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, debtors and other interested parties. Recent projects included the purchase of over $700 million of additional inventory from third party sources. He holds a degree in accounting from Northeastern University.
Jack Rapp - Executive Managing Director Jack Rapp has been extensively involved in reorganizations and distressed company situations for more than 25 years, with a primary concentration in workouts and turnarounds. His activities have included general management, sales, production planning, store operations, and disposition of excess assets. Assignments have included projects for Kmart, KB Toys, Steve & Barry’s, Sears Holdings, Montgomery Ward, Casual Male, and Bradlees. He has also held managerial and supervisory positions at several apparel, consumer products and industrial companies, including County Seat Stores, Health-Tex, Russ Togs, Diesel Jeans, Coordinated Apparel, Northern Chatham Bedding Co., VTE Mobile Television Production, and Majestic Molded Products. Rapp has also worked with major lending institutions in asset valuation engagements in multiple industries, analyzing more than $50 billion in retail and wholesale inventories and accounts receivable to support loans by syndication groups led by JPMorgan Chase, The CIT Group, Bank of America, and others.
Christopher Huber - Executive Managing Director Christopher Huber started his career in 1986 as a CPA at the public accounting firm of Peat, Marwick and Mitchell, now known as KPMG. He subsequently joined The Nassi Group in 1989 as Controller. In addition to his financial reporting responsibilities at Nassi, Huber worked on numerous liquidation projects, as the retail industry experienced unprecedented store closures due to standardization and consolidation across various sectors. During the mid-1990’s, he helped develop a retail inventory appraisal practice at Nassi, which eventually became the foundation for Tiger Group’s inventory appraisal practice when principals of Nassi Group formed Tiger in 2001. His areas of expertise also include financial reporting, financial analysis, and personnel administration. Huber holds a BS degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Tulane University.
Bradley W. Snyder - Executive Managing Director Bradley Snyder focuses on business development and the structuring and completion of complex transactions, including asset acquisitions, sales, financings and brand-related deals. His business career spans 25 years, including 13 years as a practicing attorney. During a 12-year tenure at Gordon Brothers, he led deal teams on numerous key projects, including the acquisitions of Casual Corner, a C$180 million financing for Eaton’s Department Stores, and the repositioning of over 80 department stores following Federated’s (now Macy’s) acquisition of May Department Stores. Snyder was also instrumental in the firm’s launch of a business unit that purchased, sold and licensed brands and other intellectual property. Brands and companies under his direction included The Sharper Image, Linens ‘n Things and Bombay Company. More recently, Snyder was the Operating Managing Partner at Infinity FS Brands, LLC, where he was instrumental in the equity investment in Linens ‘n Things as well as the debt financing for Fredericks of Hollywood.
Jeff Tanenbaum - President, Remarketing Services For 25 years, Jeff Tanenbaum has managed and implemented asset disposition solutions for financial institutions, insolvency professionals, Fortune 1000 companies and small businesses. Prior to joining Tiger in 2010, Tanenbaum served as both executive and auctioneer at two national auction/liquidation firms. During his time at those firms, Tanenbaum oversaw live and online auction sales of nearly $1 billion of machinery, technological equipment, furnishings, collectibles, wholesale inventories and real property. He studied business at the University of Southern California and is active in the Industrial, National and Southern California Auctioneers Associations.
Melissa Coopersmith - Managing Director / National Sales Melissa Coopersmith is based in the asset valuation, advisory and disposition services firm’s New York office, overseeing the company’s national sales efforts. Coopersmith brings more than 15 years of brand marketing, corporate strategy and sales experience to Tiger. She comes to the firm from BMC Group, a leading global provider of financial, legal and corporate information management services for investment banks, private equity firms, government agencies and Fortune 1000 corporations, where she was Senior Vice President, Business Development since 2010. In that role, she worked extensively with companies in the restructuring industry. She is based in New York City and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University in 1998. She is a member of the ACG, TMA and ABI industry organizations. .
Ana Leon - Director of Operations Ana Leon has over 20 years' experience in all aspects of liquidations and merchandise valuations. Her expertise includes all operational aspects of liquidations including bid valuation, budgeting, and on-site supervision. She has held positions including store manager and district supervisor.
John Cronin - Directorof Planning and Analysis John Cronin has over 18 years' experience in the liquidation and appraisal businesses and has participated as lead analyst in many large, complex retail store closing events and asset appraisal projects. Prior to joining Tiger, Cronin was a senior financial analyst at two competing liquidation/appraisal practices. He holds a degree in Management from Providence College and received his MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Arnold Jacobs - Directorof Field Operations From 1989 to the present, Arnold L. Jacobs has provided operational project leadership, strategic marketing guidance and venture due diligence on over 100 liquidations. His projects ranged from managing single store closings to serving as a regional or lead consultant on some of the largest liquidations in retail history, including Circuit City, Gottschalk’s and Movie Gallery-Canada. Prior to his time with Tiger/Nassi, Jacobs spent five years as executive vice president, operations at Buyers Club Markets, Denver, Colo., where he was a member of the start-up team at America’s second membership warehouse chain.
Ryan Davis - Director of Appraisals Ryan Davis has experience in all aspects of asset valuation and disposition for retail and wholesale inventories. He has performed as the project lead in some of the nation's largest and most complex inventory appraisal projects. His expertise also includes all financial and operational aspects of retail liquidations, including bid valuation, budgeting, and staff management. Prior to joining Tiger, Davis was a senior financial analyst at a competing valuation practice. Davis holds a degree in Finance from the University of Vermont, in Burlington, VT.
Andy Babcock - Director of Inventory Strategies Andy Babcock has 15 year's experience in all aspects of asset valuation and disposition for wholesale industrial and consumer inventories. Prior to joining Tiger, Babcock was a vice president at a firm concentrating on valuation and advisory services for both lenders and companies in metals, chemicals and commodities. Babcock was a founding member of the firm which began service in 2004. Prior to forming the new firm Babcock was a senior financial analyst and team leader at a competing valuation practice. Babcock began his career as a analyst for a large paper maker and holds a degree in Finance from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Robert Kowal - Director, Wholesale Liquidations Robert brings over 20 years of experience in the liquidation arena. Robert started Worldwide Merchandise Resources Corporation in 1996. For almost 20 years, he has overseen the procurement and distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars of name brand inventory from many of the nation’s leading manufacturers. Over the years, Robert has appeared in a variety of liquidation related news articles including the New York Times business section. Prior to Worldwide, he was instrumental in the growth and development of two (2) Close-out companies taking them from high 6 figure sales companies to high 7 figure sales companies. Robert's company, Worldwide was acquired by Tiger in January 2014. Robert graduated from Pace University with a degree in Marketing and Finance.
Fredric M. Briggs - Sr. Vice President of Business Development Rick Briggs joined the company nine years ago after a 20-year career in commercial lending, including asset-based lending. He received his business degree from the University of Southern California. Briggs is involved with marketing for the company.
Jason Rae - Directorof Business Development Jason Rae has over 9 years of experience in the asset valuation and appraisal business and most recently served as a Senior Project Manager of the Consumer Products division of a national appraisal and liquidation practice. Having conducted pre-funding due diligence, inventory appraisals and valuations and collateral monitoring for hundreds of Companies on behalf of lending institutions worldwide he has an intimate knowledge of both appraisal and disposition services. Rae holds a degree in Economics from Boston College.
Michael Aho - Managing Director With 12 years of experience in various positions within the appraisal and disposition industry, Michael began with Tiger Group LLC in 2005 to lead the expansion of the consumer and industrial valuation group. In 2010, Michael transitioned to a client development role focusing on the Tri-City, Mid-Atlantic and European regions, after having developed and staffed the valuation group. Michael uses his transaction-specific knowledge and experience, which includes the valuation of over 2,000 consumer and industrial companies, to provide guidance to clients. In total, Michael has almost 20 years of experience in valuations; he began his career working in corporate finance departments of multiple New York and Boston-based investment banks. He also developed and managed the London-based inventory valuation group for another leading appraisal firm. Michael attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he received a degree in finance and resource economics. Michael is an active member of the ACG, CFA, and TMA organizations.
Michelle Salazar – Director of Business Development Michelle Salazar works collaboratively with insolvency professionals, helping to match her clients' needs for reliable information and resources with Tiger's asset intelligence and disposition solutions. Ms. Salazar has a decade of experience leading business development and marketing within the insolvency community, and has held executive positions for firms involved in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy administration. Ms. Salazar is an active member of the NABT, ABI, TMA and California Receivers Forum; She currently serves as the Events Chair for the International Women's Insolvency Confederation for the Southern California network. She holds a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Texas State University.