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Meet The Spergel Team

We’ve helped 100,000 people gain financial freedom for over 30 years.

When you first walk through our doors, we make sure you feel a personal connection with us right away. To us, you are not a number or a file – we know you by your first name, and we make sure that you are guided through the entire process by the same person. We get to know you and you get to know us; we offer you as much face-to-face time as you need so that you don’t get lost in the administration loop. We are members of your community and we appreciate that every situation is unique. We understand what you are going through because we see it every single day, and we know that it can happen to anyone.

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Alan Spergel

Alan Spergel

CPA, CA, FCIRP, CFE, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Managing Partner

North York (Head Office)

Direct Phone: (416) 498-4300

Fax: 4164984300

Email: aspergel@spergel.ca

As the founder and President of Spergel, Alan’s philosophy is to assist people with sensitive financial problems while treating them with dignity. From the first 

As the founder and President of Spergel, Alan’s philosophy is to assist people with sensitive financial problems while treating them with dignity. From the first person he assisted 30 years ago – to present – Alan has shared this philosophy with his team, creating a caring environment for all. Alan is an industry leader, a past chair of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and has served on the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Management Board. Alan has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Humber River Hospital Foundation. He actively supports multiple charities ensuring that Spergel gives back to our communities. When not working, he enjoys golf, tennis, skiing and time with his grandchildren.

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Jeff Adiken

Jeff Adiken

B. Soc. Sc., CGA, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Partner

North York (Head Office), Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Toronto – Downsview Offices

Direct Phone: (416) 498-4322

Email: jadiken@spergel.ca

Jeff knows that a little levity when dealing with life changing events can make a big difference. An LIT for more than 18 years, his 

Jeff knows that a little levity when dealing with life changing events can make a big difference. An LIT for more than 18 years, his long-standing team appreciates his talent for using humour to put people at ease. In addition to solving your debt problems, Jeff manages operations for all of Spergel’s personal insolvency offices. Jeff helps people like you find debt solutions and discover the path to debt freedom every day. When Jeff isn’t at the office he is happiest spending quality time with his family at home.

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Gillian Goldblatt

Gillian Goldblatt

CPA, CA, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Partner

North York (Head Office)

Direct Phone: (416) 498-4315

Email: ggoldblatt@spergel.ca

Gillian is an understanding and compassionate LIT who will answer all of your bankruptcy and consumer proposal questions. She is the Vice-Chair of the Ontario 

Gillian is an understanding and compassionate LIT who will answer all of your bankruptcy and consumer proposal questions. She is the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Practitioners board and a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professional’s Consumer Practice Committee. In 2020, Gillian was awarded the New Member’s Award of Merit by CAIRP. This award is intended to acknowledge LIT’s who have brought excellence to their profession. Gillian is also part of the ReferToHer LIT list. With her wealth of experience helping individuals and businesses get back on track, Gillian is regularly quoted and interviewed in the media:  BNN Interview: “Canadian Seniors Piling on Debt” Globe and Mail article: “Already pinched, many Canadians anxious about higher rates” Prosper Canada Webinar: “Debt management solutions” Luminari’s LumiQ podcast: “Demystifying the Insolvency Process”

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Ashvin Sharma

Ashvin Sharma

CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Partner

Vancouver, Burnaby, Duncan, Kelowna, and Victoria Offices

Office Phone: (905) 874-4905

Fax: 9058744789

Email: asharma@spergel.ca

Ashvin is passionate about helping people both in and out of his office. As an LIT he oversees Spergel’s Greater Vancouver Area and British Columbia 

Ashvin is passionate about helping people both in and out of his office. As an LIT he oversees Spergel’s Greater Vancouver Area and British Columbia offices. He prides himself on creating an environment where his clients are comfortable and confident about making decisions concerning their debt. In addition to helping people discover debt solutions at the office, outside of work Ashvin serves as a Volunteer Coordinator for “Free-Them”, a Canadian organization committed to raising awareness about human trafficking. When he’ is not helping others at work or in his spare time, he enjoys playing sports and spending time with family and friends.

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Samantha Galea

Samantha Galea

M.A., CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee

Brampton office

Direct Phone: 905-874-4905

Email: sgalea@spergel.ca

From summer student to Trustee, Samantha has been working with Spergel since 2010. Initially articling with Spergel in Toronto, she is now managing our Brampton 

From summer student to Trustee, Samantha has been working with Spergel since 2010. Initially articling with Spergel in Toronto, she is now managing our Brampton location.

With a background in history and socio-politics, Samantha utilizes her unique skill set while working with individuals and families to help them understand the options available to deal with debt and creditors, including the ins an outs of the bankruptcy and proposal process.  She is committed to breaking the stigma associated with bankruptcy and insolvency by expanding awareness and access to consumers about debt-relief options, and the financial freedom that can be achieved through them.

Outside of the office, Samantha is an avid history lover and traveller, having studied in Eastern Europe, before completing her Masters degree in Italy and Malta.

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Colin Boulton

Colin Boulton

BBM, CA-CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Partner

Oshawa, Peterborough, Lindsay, Belleville, Scarborough – East and Scarborough – West Offices

Direct Phone: (905) 721-8251

Fax: 9055714682

Email: cboulton@spergel.ca

Getting into debt isn’t a sprint, and Colin understands that. Outside of the office Colin trains and participates in triathlons – he knows the meaning 

Getting into debt isn’t a sprint, and Colin understands that. Outside of the office Colin trains and participates in triathlons – he knows the meaning of endurance. He has been helping people like you solve financial problems for over 20 years and he knows your decision is not easy. Managing our eastern offices including Oshawa, Peterborough, Lindsay, Ajax and Scarborough, Colin specializes in both business and personal matters. While it wasn’t a sprint to get into debt, with Colin’s understanding approach, crossing the debt-free finish line will feel like it took no time at all.

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Chris Galea

Chris Galea

BBM, CA-CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Partner

Brampton, Saskatoon, Regina, Kindersley, Lloydminster, Swift Current, Milton, Mississauga, and Windsor Offices

Direct Phone: (905) 602-4143

Fax: 9056028879

Email: cgalea@spergel.ca

In Spanish, a debt is known as a “deuda”. Chris has been an LIT for over 20 years and he’s well-versed in bankruptcy – but 

In Spanish, a debt is known as a “deuda”. Chris has been an LIT for over 20 years and he’s well-versed in bankruptcy – but in his spare time he’s just beginning to learn Spanish. Studying a new language has taught Chris that learning about bankruptcy can be like learning a new language. Chris takes all the time you need to understand your options so that you can make an informed decision. Chris’s recent articles and interviews include: CTV News: “Let Spergel Spare you from Debt Discomfort.” When he’s not at the office educating people about bankruptcies and consumer proposals, Chris plays pick-up hockey with his friends and spends time with his family.

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Trevor B. Pringle

Trevor B. Pringle

CFE, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Partner

Hamilton – Downtown, Hamilton – Mountain, Burlington, Brantford, Waterloo, and St. Catharines Offices

Direct Phone: (905) 527-2227

Fax: 9055276670

Email: tpringle@spergel.ca

Practicing in Hamilton and Southwestern Ontario for more than 20 years, Trevor’s corporate and personal insolvency experience has led to quotes and interviews in both 

Practicing in Hamilton and Southwestern Ontario for more than 20 years, Trevor’s corporate and personal insolvency experience has led to quotes and interviews in both TV and print. Trevor is known for his practical approach, his innovative problem-solving, and his strong belief in providing the best client experience possible.
Trevor’s recent articles and interviews include: “More millennials grappling with high debt loads”, What U.S. Steel Canada’s court protection means

Outside the office, Trevor in the past ran in the 100th Anniversary of the “Around the Bay Road Race” and regularly trail runs in the Dundas Valley.

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Rob Kilner

Rob Kilner

CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Partner

Barrie, Aurora, Huntsville and London Offices

Direct Phone: (705) 722-5090

Fax: 7057227184

Email: rkilner@spergel.ca

Rob loves baseball. Growing up he dreamed about becoming a professional baseball player, but as an LIT he gets to knock debt out of the 

Rob loves baseball. Growing up he dreamed about becoming a professional baseball player, but as an LIT he gets to knock debt out of the park every day instead of fastballs during baseball season. Rob always goes the extra mile for his clients. His personalized approach to helping you deal with debt will help make your decision much easier. Rob’s recent articles and interviews include: “A very minimal Christmas: Cutting out the shopping, stress and debt” When he’s not batting a thousand at the office, he loves to travel and spend time with his wife and their two dogs. Covering Barrie, Newmarket and London, Rob is also very flexible with his appointment schedule and can meet at your convenience.

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Graeme Hamilton

Graeme Hamilton

BA, B.ED, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee

Toronto – Danforth and Toronto – Downtown Offices

Direct Phone: (416) 778-8813

Email: ghamilton@spergel.ca

Graeme has been helping individuals, households and firms solve their financial problems for over 10 years. Graeme is passionate about helping people, he has worked 

Graeme has been helping individuals, households and firms solve their financial problems for over 10 years. Graeme is passionate about helping people, he has worked with hundreds of Toronto area residents in financial distress to overcome their personal debt issues. Prior to working in insolvency Graeme lived in Cambodia doing volunteer work with NGO’s.

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