Thomas C. Hebrank

CPA, CIRA – Principal

Mr. Hebrank has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. His workout experience began with the financial crisis and RTC workouts of the early 1990’s, and continued on for the last twelve years managing numerous receivership, bankruptcy, forensic accounting, consulting, and many other workout projects. Mr. Hebrank serves as a Director on the San Diego Receivers Forum, and is a past Director on the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, which serve and represent the local receivership and bankruptcy communities.

Prior to cofounding E3 Advisors, Mr. Hebrank served as Senior Managing Director for the Douglas Wilson Companies. In his career, he has served as a court appointed receiver or lead project manager on numerous receivership cases, including both operating companies such as an investment firm, assisted living facilities, a transportation company, a furniture store, night clubs, and an electronics reseller; as well as various real estate projects, including condominium conversions, residential developments, apartments, high-rise office towers, hotels, and country clubs. He is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee, and has overseen and managed several large bankruptcy cases including a ponzi scheme/development company, a commercial real estate portfolio, an insurance and investment firm, and an electronics distributor. He also managed and performed various forensic accounting projects, including SEC ponzi and other investment frauds, the settlement of partnership disputes, determining investments by and distributions to various parties, and interpreting and applying the financial terms of a purchase and sale transaction. Finally, Mr. Hebrank has served as Chief Restructuring Officer of a large recreational lake and RV park, and has directed the liquidation of a major real estate investment trust through a liquidating trust process.

In addition to his direct professional experience, he is also a strong believer in serving the community. Mr. Hebrank was unanimously approved by the City Council in 2019 to serve on the San Diego Ethics Commission. His previous local involvement included serving for 8 years on the City of San Diego’s Audit Committee, serving as Chairman of the Kensington Talmadge Planning Group, as well as stepping into the role of President of the San Diego City Employee’s Retirement System (the Pension Board) during a very tumultuous time in San Diego’s history. In this role, he assisted in reforming and turning around an organization that had become the symbol of San Diego’s financial crisis. Mr. Hebrank was honored by having a day declared in his honor by the City of San Diego in April 2009 recognizing his commitment to community service and the betterment of the City of San Diego.


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