Retail Veteran Stephen Goldberger Dies

Goldberger, Stephen

Stephen Goldberger

BOSTON–Veteran retail executive Stephen Goldberger passed away on Oct. 18. He was 70.

Prior to co-founding Tiger Group, the asset valuation, advisory and disposition services firm where he remained a principal until his death, Goldberger was a principal and managing director of Gordon Brothers Partners, a Boston-based retail advisory firm. Earlier in his career, Goldberger served as president and CEO of Hills Department Stores, the discount chain founded by his family. He later served as president and chief operating officer of Alexander’s Department Stores and CEO of Gallery of Gifts Shoppes Inc, which did business as Kitchens Etc.

“All of us at Tiger who had the pleasure of working with Steve and learning from him are saddened by his passing,” said Tiger Principal and Managing Member Daniel Kane. “As a co-founder of our firm, Steve worked on many high profile bankruptcies, including Montgomery Wards, Kmart, Ames Department Stores and Fortunoff’s, to name a few.  He was a great teacher to many at Tiger and had a real talent for projecting the recoverable value of inventory during a liquidation sale. He really loved the business and he will be missed by all of us.”

Goldberger was pre-deceased by his wife, Randy, and is survived by two children, Abigail Lee Goldberger and Seth Adam Goldberger and his wife, Tracy Rohrbaugh, as well as five grandchildren.