Gordon Brothers Announces Promotions

Press Release

Gordon Brothers announces leadership promotions within the Commercial & Industrial team and the Valuations group.

Date March 27, 2019

Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring, and investment firm, announced leadership promotions today. Within the Commercial & Industrial team, Ulos Anderson will now assume the role of Senior Managing Director and Jim Burke has been promoted to Managing Director. Within the Valuations group, Rick Wilichowski has been promoted to Managing Director, Midwest Regional Sales Manager; Aaron Walton to Managing Director, Western Regional Sales Manager; and Jerry Galaszewski to Managing Director, Machinery & Equipment Valuations.

“I’m thrilled to see these important contributors take on new roles in the firm. Each of these promotions recognizes the talent we have cultivated, and brings a significant depth of knowledge to our clients to help them understand and maximize asset values,” stated Ken Frieze, CEO of Gordon Brothers. “We are proud of our employees and congratulate them on their new roles.”

Commercial & Industrial

Ulos joined Gordon Brothers in 2002 and specializes in deploying capital to provide creative customer solutions in many sectors, with a particular focus on the wholesale inventory category. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers, Ulos held a variety of senior-level positions at Dollar General, Service Merchandise, the McCrory Stores, and TG&Y Stores.

Since joining Gordon Brothers in 2007, Jim has successfully led many complicated, multi-asset transactions that have required both capital and creativity in order to craft a solution for the client.

“Jim and Ulos have successfully led several major equity-based transactions over the years across a multitude of sectors, including consumer products, aerospace, energy, food & beverage, and construction. These transactions required the ability to source, structure and execute a deal,” stated Bob Maroney, President, Commercial & Industrial. “I look forward to their continued significant contributions to the growth of our Commercial & Industrial practice.”


Gordon Brothers became the largest appraisal firm serving the asset-based lending industry in the world following its 2015 acquisition of AccuVal. Today it maintains the largest database of asset recoveries in the world. This data is complemented by hands-on asset liquidation expertise across the full supply chain, globally. “By elevating from within, Aaron, Rick, and Jerry bring detailed knowledge of the appraisal process to clients, having all served as former appraisers,” said Chris Carmosino, President, Valuations.

Rick manages business development across the Midwest and Northwest regions of the U.S. Rick was formerly the head of Gordon Brothers’ Machinery & Equipment Valuation practice. Previously, he led AccuVal-LiquiTec’s Machinery & Equipment Valuation practice.

Aaron is now responsible for overseeing sales activity for the Valuation practice across the entire Western region. Aaron brings over 18 years’ experience in valuation and banking to the role, previously serving as Vice President at AccuVal-LiquiTec.

Jerry is responsible for overseeing the production of all machinery and equipment valuations as part of his new role. With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Jerry has conducted and managed hundreds of machinery and equipment valuation projects across a wide range of industries. He is a candidate of the American Society of Appraisers.

“Our industrial valuation practice continues to grow, especially in our legacy AccuVal territory across the Midwest” said Frank Grimaldi, Senior Managing Director, North American Sales, “These promotions are instrumental in bolstering and expanding those offerings to clients across North America,” he added.