Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood

Senior Vice President
Financial Operations

Matthew J Wood has over 16 years of financial experience, 12 years of which have been focused on the liquidation industry. Prior to joining Hilco Merchant Resources, he held several positions within the public accounting industry. Over the last 12 years, Wood has developed best practices for maximising the return on retail assets across a wide range of inventory categories in both distressed and healthy retail environments.

Matthew is responsible for managing personnel, infrastructure, training, reconciliations and client relationships as they relate to HMR transactions. Matthew oversees all field functions as they relate to financial reporting and compliance to ensure transaction integrity. He collaborates with Hilco’s senior executive leadership and others to define and recalibrate operating strategies for retail inventory liquidations and identifies data needs from clients that are used to facilitate the day-to-day operations of each transaction.  He also interfaces with senior level retail executives, financial professionals, lawyers, turnaround and restructuring experts, private equity firms, banks and other constituents involved in retail inventory dispositions.

Matthew also provides financial and operational leadership for Hilco Merchant Australia’s (HMA) vast pool of resources. He manages the HMA field team, and contributed to its unmatched development and knowledge of the Australian and New Zealand retail markets, including with respect to consumer behavior, landlord interactions, sale messaging, competition and local nuances.  

Matthew is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BA in Finance