He has over 25 years’ experience as a restructuring professional, most recently as partner of a national accounting firm.

Rob has extensive experience acting as a court-officer and financial advisor in corporate restructuring and insolvency matters. In a financial advisor role, he provides strategic advice to stakeholders of businesses in distress—including turnaround management, M&A, and business modelling.

He has acted for financial institutions, secured creditors, corporations, shareholders, and other stakeholders in over 125 restructuring and advisory matters providing reliable advice in complex distressed matters.

His experience includes engagements in the retail, distribution, food and beverage, agribusiness, real estate, and manufacturing industry sectors.

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Rob’s notable experience includes:

  • restructuring advisor to a national multi-channel retailer in planning and executing a successful Proposal to Creditors under Division I of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • court-appointed receiver of a publicly listed exploration and development gold mining operation in Northern Ontario
  • consultant to an international pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor to plan and execute a managed exit of R&D and manufacturing plants in the U.S. market
  • court-appointed receiver of a manufacturer of specialized power generation and oil recovery equipment
  • financial advisor to a shareholder of anaerobic biodigester to market and sell financially distressed property outside of formal proceedings
  • proposal trustee of an anaerobic biodigester to market and sell property to successful stalking horse bidder

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Education & qualifications

  • Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals of Canada (1999)
  • Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (1996)
  • Business Administration (Honours), Ivey Business School at Western University (1993)

Affiliations & recognitions

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals of Canada
  • Turnaround Management Association