An entrepreneur at heart, Alan has assembled a dynamic team at Farber who deliver exceptional, practical, innovative and holistic advice, in a client-responsive manner.  He has built the firm through hard work and by exceeding client expectations, while attracting like-minded partners and staff who are entrepreneurial, collaborative, and most importantly, good human beings.  He has created a culture of family, respect, and deep commitment to the firm among the staff, now 250 strong, in offices across the country. 

Passionately committed to the firm, Alan has implemented progressive initiatives which make Farber a unique firm for clients to work with, and for people to work at.  He embodies and protects the firm’s culture, constantly seeks to attract the best-in-class talent, and pursues acquisition opportunities to expand the firm’s offerings. He mentors and enables staff to develop growth strategies, find organic growth opportunities, and improve performance.

Over the years, Alan has earned a tremendous reputation for his creativity, energy, and adherence to the highest professional standards. He has applied his considerable expertise to numerous insolvency, restructuring, and business consulting engagements in virtually every sector of the economy.

Of interest...

  • Alan is passionate not only about Farber, but also about his personal commitment to a peaceful, vibrant, and sustainable society. He is a generous supporter and active volunteer for many causes including the North York General Hospital, the United Jewish Appeal, the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, and the Koby Mandell Foundation
  • Alan is a big believer in organizational culture and speaks extensively on “Culture as a Competitive Advantage”
  • he is actively advocating to improve financial literacy of Canadians young and old
  • Alan has a framed 75-year-old typewriter hanging in his office—find out why on his Faces of Farber profile

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Areas of expertise


Education & qualifications

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (2012)
  • Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT)
  • Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), Canada (1982)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (1977)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (1974)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (1971)

Affiliations & recognitions

  • Member of The Canadian Association of Credit Counselling Services CEO Hall of Fame (2017)