John Bankert

John Bankert

Executive Managing Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Appraisal and Valuation Services
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Litigation Support 
  • Restructuring and Turnaround Management


  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Wholesale/Consumer Goods


  • University of Virginia
  • St. Lawrence University


John Bankert serves as Executive Managing Director of the Appraisals & Valuation Division. Bankert has over 20 years of experience in conducting inventory appraisals, and is a USPAP Certified Appraiser. Prior to joining B. Riley Advisory Services, he managed real estate, finance and new business development operations for the retail division of Reebok International.

Bankert has served his community as a library trustee, youth basketball treasurer, and coach of youth basketball and soccer.

Bankert graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Economics with honors before attending the University of Virginia to obtain his Masters in Business Administration.

B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property Advisors, LLC.