The Performance Improvement practice helps executives and boards overcome operational and strategic challenges using proven management consulting processes to uncover potential and unleash performance. Complementary to Performance Improvement, Expense Reduction Analysis (ERA) assists clients improve cash flow and their bottom line through the application of proven procurement practices.

Felix has more than 16 years of financial, strategic, and operational experience and has advised more than 95 clients in the private and public sectors in North and South America and Europe. Working with CEOs, private equity, lenders, accountants, and lawyers, his practice includes:

  • analyzing cost reduction opportunities
  • evaluating and managing supplier relationships
  • executing operational due diligence and post-merger integration
  • evaluating merger and acquisition (M&A) synergies
  • building complex models

He has applied his considerable expertise to numerous operational and procurement engagements in various sectors of the economy. Always focused on measurable results, he has assisted his clients in realizing millions of dollars in increased profits through recommendations that reduce costs and/or increase sales.

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  • Implemented a firm-wide strategic sourcing program for a major $130M privately owned Canadian manufacturer of retail merchandising displays, generating a 4.5:1 return
  • Delivered procurement and supply chain transformation for an adventure travel & logistics company and implemented a fixed asset management system for over 5,000 pieces of equipment; resulting in a 4:1 return
  • Managed a turnaround project for a $150M privately owned chicken produce manufacturer, generating a 3.5:1 return
  • Administered a turnaround project for a $15M marketer of confectionery products, generating an 8:1 return
  • Created M&A roll-up strategy to increase market share across North America for a Canadian-based $25M golf supplies distributor, resulting in $10M in asset-backed lending to acquire three operating targets and 13% projected EBITDA improvement
  • Led operations improvement at a multinational pharma company that generated $2.8 million annualized cost savings and a 4:1 return
  • For a Canadian based publicly owned multinational $330 million real estate advisory company, created a global infrastructure financial model to capture $15 million of IT expenditures by outsourcing non-core competencies
  • Developed post-merger business case & target operating design for tier-1 Canadian bank’s retail arm
  • Led a start-up mobile application developer from concept, procurement of technology development services, and financing through production and distribution

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Education & qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Management Information Systems & Finance, Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia (2000)

Affiliations & recognitions

  • Award: Top Grant Thornton Analyst (2003)
  • Award: Academic All Canadian Athlete
  • Scholarship: Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • Scholarship: Alexander Rutherford PanCanadian Academic Excellence
  • Scholarship: UBC Athletics
  • Accomplishment: UBC Varsity Alumni, Men’s Soccer Team
  • Accomplishment: Maccabi Games Israel – 2001, 2005, and 2009 Captain and Participant for Canada Men’s Soccer Team
  • Volunteer: UBC Alumni Ambassador, Sauder School of Business