Behind every decision and transaction there are human and emotional factors at play.
We know the success of your business is ultimately measured by its financial performance, however, it’s really the people who help fuel and manage your business.
From your executive team, board members, advisors, and employees to your customers, investors, suppliers, and other stakeholders—we solve complex business problems while striving to do what’s best for everyone involved.
Some might say we are obsessed with the human angle. And they’re right. It’s what makes us different and it’s something we are extremely proud of. In fact, all Farber professionals are trained on emotional intelligence and human connection by our in-house clinical psychologist.
Stated simply, our goal is to improve and transform companies. We are determined to leave our clients, and their stakeholders, in a better position than how we found them.
We’ve been in the business of supporting clients, with our people-first approach, for over 40 years. If there’s one thing we’ve learned along the way, it’s that relationships matter. They matter more than anything.
We show up at critical moments—when your organization needs us most—and turn our first encounter into a long-term relationship built on partnership, trust, and shared values.
This philosophy also extends to our deep network of lenders, lawyers, accountants, private equity firms, executive candidates, and global partnerships. These relationships allow us to support your business with the right expertise and solutions.
As you can see, building strong relationships is in our DNA. So, let’s start building.
Working with Farber is a two-way street built on open communication, trust, and mutual respect. That’s what true collaboration looks like, and it’s something we foster in all our interactions.
We don’t believe in solving problems alone.
As a firm, we thrive on partnering with our clients and sharing the common goal of improving and empowering organizations—together.
We don’t believe in silos.
We’ve strategically expanded our range of solutions to support you at any stage of the business life cycle. Our specialists work hand in hand to ensure we provide the necessary expertise to deliver truly collaborative solutions.
There will be times when you think you have one problem, but it’s merely a symptom of the real issue. We dig deeper and fix the root cause. We aren’t in the business of band-aid solutions.
There will be times when we won’t have all the answers, but we will help you find someone who does. We aren’t in the business of guessing.
There will be times when we are wrong, but we won’t give up until we get it right. We aren’t in the business of making excuses.
And there will be times when we have some not-so-good news, but we will deliver it with empathy and respect. We aren’t in the business of indifference.
Farber is in the people business—supporting and providing you with authentic solutions to the unexpected challenges and timely opportunities your business and people face. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
The work we do is purposeful, meaningful, and comes naturally to us. We have carefully built a team who values relationships, believes in our culture, and strives to deliver an amazing client experience. The human element always comes first.
“There are nuances and subtleties to each engagement, so it comes down to simply understanding the people involved. That means that we roll up our sleeves, gather key information, gauge emotions, and relentlessly communicate.”
“From the onset, our goal is to connect with, and understand, every client on a personal level. We know each business situation is unique, but so are the people involved. If we can assess the personalities, emotions, and mindsets at play, it will help us determine the right approach.”
"We understand that metrics are critical to a business, but it’s our humanity that differentiates us. Since our founding, we have approached every problem and made every decision based on its impact on the people involved"
“It’s all about building connections with clients. It’s always about asking the right questions and listening carefully. It’s never assuming we have all the answers. We pay close attention to the client’s situation so we can help them get to where they want to be.”
“We’ve built a culture that’s both entrepreneurial and people focused. No matter how big we get, we manage to maintain a culture that binds everyone together. It’s an organization where people want to work with, and support, each other for the betterment of our clients.”
“We have always been characterized by our humanity. As much as our people are motivated to succeed, there’s a collaborative element that is driven by more than financial success. Our bias is to help others, work as a team and look at situations selflessly rather than selfishly.”
“Organizations are often driven mostly by the numbers and rightfully so. However, there’s always a human element that explains how and why some companies succeed or fail. Our mission is to inspire clients to harness the power of human connection to elevate their business performance.”
“Numbers count but it’s the personal relationships that matter. It always comes back to making the right connections with people, finding common interest, being transparent, and fostering mutual trust. If we don’t get the relationships right, we have nothing.”
“It’s people before profit and relationships before return. If we get this right, the rest takes care of itself. We put the client first and get a true understanding of where the need is.”
Farber’s distinct culture is built on a unique type of synergy—one that evolved from the relationship of the Firm’s founding partners Alan Farber and Gary Lifman. On any given day, every member of our team is working towards one common goal—the success of our clients—and we’ll go to great lengths to help one another succeed in this endeavour.
This collaborative focus is so strong it’s almost tangible. Our clients frequently ask how such a large group of people—from different backgrounds, functions and geographic locations—can work so seamlessly together. Finding stellar people and business partners is undoubtedly part of the secret—but it stems deeper than that.
Above all, our vision is to create an enduring and successful practice with our unique human-centred approach and culture. Our efforts don’t stop at helping our clients, we also empower our employees to have enriching careers while giving back to our communities.
Meet the Faces of Farber
Meet the faces, and personalities, that make-up Farber’s unique culture – watch the video and read our stories.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action (“IDEA”)
We are an independent business advisory firm providing strategic, financial and operating solutions for businesses of all sizes. We work with an organization’s leadership in collaboration with their advisors, lenders and other professionals, to solve their people, business and financial challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
Across Canada and beyond
Since 1979, Farber has grown to more than 70 locations across Canada and over 250 employees. This diverse national footprint, combined with our membership in international alliances BTG Global Advisory and IIC Partners, allows us to provide the international reach, local expertise and personalized approach our clients need to succeed in today’s global economy.
Through the Power of the Peloton, we believe there is always a solution. Through our collaboration, creativity and tenacity we solve the toughest business challenges.
Doing right is always right. With our clients, our community and each other, we operate with a deep sense of purpose.
People matter to us. We are a family and treat each other with care and respect.
Client success leads to our success. By delivering outstanding value to our clients, we will thrive.
We have a deep entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit. We are constantly seeking and delivering innovative solutions, anticipating and capitalizing on change.