As Vice President, Advisory Services, in the Grant Thornton recovery and reorganization group, I provide restructuring, financial advisory and financial modelling services to organizations in a wide range of sectors, including retail, manufacturing, distribution, technology and automotive.
Over the past 12 years, I’ve assisted companies with turnarounds, corporate recovery and business viability reviews. I’ve acted as a consultant and financial advisor for debtors, as well as a financial advisor for creditors in several high profile Canadian restructurings and insolvency proceedings.
In addition, I have managed distressed entities representing both the debtor and creditor sides, using legislative and informal restructuring processes including receiverships, bankruptcies and proposals. Debtor side mandates have included several large retailers, a Canadian book distributor and a technology company. I have also acted for lenders, performed viability reviews and been appointed as a Court ordered receiver for companies in different industry sectors including chemicals, distribution and automotive. At the request of the Ontario Securities Commission, I was appointed as trustee in a high profile bankruptcy and, in another mandate, as a receiver to distribute proceeds to harmed investors.
I have extensive expertise in financial modelling and have been engaged by both solvent and insolvent companies to forecast their future cash flows, often in support of a request for financing, as part of a turnaround, or in support of a mediation.
After graduating in the top 10 percent of my class at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, I earned my CPA and CA designation before working at an internet start-up listed on the TSX and London AIM. I was also a financial manager at a large Canadian construction firm.