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Starting in 1989, Spergel has helped more than 100,000 Canadians ‘get rid of debt’. It’s what we do. Our team of Licensed Insolvency Trustees are sought after each day to provide Canadians with options to deal with spiraling debt. With offices across Canada, Spergel provides Canadians with debt-relief options from Bankruptcy to Consumer Proposal and are active in the Insolvency community, ensuring Canadians know their rights and are protected throughout the process.

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Alan Spergel

Alan Spergel

CPA, CA, FCIRP, CPE Licensed Insolvency Trustee Founder and President, Spergel

North York (Head Office)

Direct Phone: (416) 498-4300

Fax: 4164984300

Email: aspergel@spergel.ca

As the visionary Founder and President of Spergel, Alan is committed to addressing the financial challenges of individuals with empathy and respect. Over the past 

As the visionary Founder and President of Spergel, Alan is committed to addressing the financial challenges of individuals with empathy and respect. Over the past three decades, Alan has championed a progressive approach to financial solutions, fostering a culture of compassion within his team. An innovator in the industry, Alan has not only led Spergel to new heights but has also played a pivotal role as the former chair of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, contributing to the evolution of best practices in the field. His expertise extends to service on the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Management Board, showcasing his dedication to shaping industry standards.

Alan’s influence extends beyond the corporate sphere, where he was Chairman of the Board for the Humber River Hospital Foundation, reflecting his commitment to community well-being. Actively engaged in philanthropy, Alan ensures that Spergel plays a vital role in giving back to the community by supporting various charitable initiatives. An avid Toronto Maple Leafs, and Toronto Blue Jays fan, Alan’s interests beyond the boardroom include not only golf, tennis, and skiing but also cherishing quality time with his grandchildren.

Under Alan’s forward-thinking leadership, Spergel continues to redefine the landscape of financial assistance, embodying a modern and compassionate ethos that resonates with the evolving needs of our society.

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Jeff Adiken

Jeff Adiken

CPA, CGA, CIRP Licensed Insolvency Trustee Partner, Spergel

North York (Head Office), Vaughan, and Richmond Hill offices

Direct Phone: (416) 498-4322

Email: jadiken@spergel.ca

In his 22-year tenure as a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Jeff has mastered the art of infusing a touch of humor into life-changing financial situations, 

In his 22-year tenure as a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Jeff has mastered the art of infusing a touch of humor into life-changing financial situations, recognizing the impact it can have. Leading a seasoned team, Jeff’s unique ability to use levity creates a welcoming atmosphere for clients navigating challenging circumstances. 

Jeff’s passion lies in empowering individuals to overcome financial challenges and embark on the journey to debt freedom. Each day, he dedicates himself to finding innovative and progressive solutions to debt-related issues, reflecting his commitment to evolving with the ever-changing landscape of personal finance.

Outside of the office, Jeff finds his greatest joy in spending quality time with his family, embracing a modern work-life balance that aligns with the values of today’s professionals. In a dynamic and ever-evolving financial landscape, Jeff’s approach reflects a commitment to both empathy and innovation, making a positive impact on the lives of those he serves.

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Gillian Goldblatt

Gillian Goldblatt

CPA, CA, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Partner, Spergel

North York (Head Office)

Direct Phone: (416) 498-4315

Email: ggoldblatt@spergel.ca

Gillian stands out as an empathetic and forward-thinking Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) dedicated to addressing all your bankruptcy and consumer proposal inquiries. Past-President of the 

Gillian stands out as an empathetic and forward-thinking Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) dedicated to addressing all your bankruptcy and consumer proposal inquiries. Past-President of the Ontario Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Practitioners board and has participated on the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professional’s (CAIRP) Consumer Practice Committee, Gillian is at the forefront of shaping industry standards.

In 2020, Gillian’s commitment to excellence was recognized with the prestigious New Member’s Award of Merit by CAIRP, highlighting her significant contributions to the profession. She is also a valued member of the ReferToHer LIT list, demonstrating her dedication to fostering inclusivity and diversity within the field.

Gillian’s wealth of experience in guiding individuals and businesses back on track has positioned her as a sought-after expert in the media. Her insights have been featured in prominent platforms such as BNN Bloomberg, where she addressed the challenges faced by Canadian seniors in managing debt. She has also been quoted in a Globe and Mail article discussing the anxieties surrounding higher interest rates. Gillian has shared her expertise in debt management solutions through a Prosper Canada webinar and demystified the insolvency process in Luminari’s LumiQ podcast.

With a progressive mindset and a commitment to staying at the forefront of industry developments, Gillian continues to be a thought leader, ensuring her clients receive the most current and effective solutions to their financial challenges.

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Ashvin Sharma

Ashvin Sharma

CIRP Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Partner, Spergel

Vancouver, Burnaby, Duncan, Kelowna, Colwood, and Victoria Offices

Office Phone: (905) 874-4905

Fax: 9058744789

Email: asharma@spergel.ca

Ashvin is driven by a deep passion for assisting individuals both inside and outside the corporate realm. As a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), he assumes 

Ashvin is driven by a deep passion for assisting individuals both inside and outside the corporate realm. As a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), he assumes a leadership role overseeing Spergel’s Greater Vancouver Area and British Columbia offices. Ashvin takes pride in cultivating an environment where clients feel not only comfortable but also confident when navigating decisions related to their debt.

Beyond the confines of the office, Ashvin extends his commitment to community welfare by serving as a Volunteer Coordinator for “Free-Them,” a prominent Canadian organization dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking. This role reflects his dedication to social responsibility and aligns with modern values of corporate citizenship.

Whether he is guiding clients towards debt solutions or contributing to a noble cause, Ashvin brings a contemporary and progressive approach to his endeavors. In his leisure time, he finds joy in playing sports and cherishing moments with family and friends. Ashvin’s multifaceted involvement demonstrates a commitment to making a positive impact both professionally and within the community, reflecting a modern and holistic perspective on corporate and personal responsibility.

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Samantha Galea

Samantha Galea

M.A., CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, and Partner, Spergel

Brampton office

Direct Phone: 905-874-4905

Email: sgalea@spergel.ca

Samantha’s journey with Spergel, from a summer student to a dedicated Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), has spanned over a decade since she joined the firm 

Samantha’s journey with Spergel, from a summer student to a dedicated Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), has spanned over a decade since she joined the firm in 2010. Originally articling with Spergel in Toronto, she has risen to the position of managing our Mississauga location.

Armed with a background in history and socio-politics, Samantha brings a unique skill set to her role, using her expertise to guide individuals and families through the intricacies of debt management. Her commitment extends beyond the technical aspects of bankruptcy and proposals; Samantha is dedicated to destigmatizing bankruptcy and insolvency. She actively works towards expanding awareness and accessibility to debt-relief options, emphasizing the financial freedom that can be achieved through informed decision-making.

Outside the professional realm, Samantha is not only an accomplished Trustee but also an avid history lover and traveler. Her academic journey has taken her to Eastern Europe, where she studied, and she later completed her Masters degree in Italy and Malta. Samantha’s multifaceted background and commitment to breaking down barriers in debt relief reflect a modern and progressive approach to both her career and personal interests.

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Colin Boulton

Colin Boulton

BBM, CA-CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Partner, Spergel

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

Direct Phone: (905) 721-8251

Fax: 9055714682

Email: cboulton@spergel.ca

Colin recognizes that getting out of debt is not a sprint; it’s a journey that requires endurance and understanding. Beyond the office, Colin channels his 

Colin recognizes that getting out of debt is not a sprint; it’s a journey that requires endurance and understanding. Beyond the office, Colin channels his appreciation for endurance into training for and participating in triathlons, embodying the meaning of resilience and persistence. With over two decades of experience helping individuals navigate financial challenges, he understands the gravity of the decisions his clients face.

As the overseer of our eastern Ontario offices, including Oshawa, Peterborough, Lindsay, Ajax, and Scarborough, and Northern Ontario, Colin specializes in both business and personal financial matters. As a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), his wealth of experience positions him as a trusted guide, capable of providing tailored solutions for a diverse range of financial situations.

While acknowledging that the path to financial freedom too is not a sprint, Colin’s understanding approach ensures that crossing the debt-free finish line feels like a seamless and efficient journey. His commitment to both professional excellence and a balanced, active lifestyle reflects a modern and progressive approach to helping individuals achieve lasting financial well-being.

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Chris Galea

Chris Galea

BBM, CA-CIRP Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Partner, Spergel

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

Direct Phone: (905) 602-4143

Fax: 9056028879

Email: cgalea@spergel.ca

With over two decades of experience as a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Chris is a seasoned professional well-versed in the intricacies of bankruptcy. However, in 

With over two decades of experience as a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Chris is a seasoned professional well-versed in the intricacies of bankruptcy. However, in his leisure time, he’s embarked on the journey of continuous learning, drawing parallels between grasping new concepts and technologies and understanding the complexities of bankruptcy. This commitment to continued learning mirrors Chris’s dedication to helping others comprehend their financial options thoroughly.

Recognizing that navigating bankruptcy can be akin to deciphering code, Chris takes the necessary time to ensure you grasp your options, empowering you to make informed decisions. His recent contributions include articles and interviews, such as the coverage on CTV News titled “Let Spergel Spare you from Debt Discomfort,” showcasing his expertise in the field.

Beyond the office, Chris embraces a modern and progressive approach to work-life balance. While educating individuals about bankruptcies and consumer proposals, he finds time for camaraderie by engaging in pick-up hockey with friends. Chris also prioritizes quality moments with his family, emphasizing a holistic perspective on personal and professional well-being. His dynamic and forward-thinking approach makes him not only a trusted financial advisor but also a relatable and approachable figure in the ever-evolving landscape of debt management.

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Trevor Pringle

Trevor B. Pringle

CFE, CIRP Licensed Insolvency Trustee, and Partner, Spergel

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

Direct Phone: (905) 527-2227

Fax: 9055276670

Email: tpringle@spergel.ca

As a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) with an extensive career spanning over three decades in Hamilton, Southwestern Ontario, Trevor has amassed a wealth of experience 

As a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) with an extensive career spanning over three decades in Hamilton, Southwestern Ontario, Trevor has amassed a wealth of experience in both corporate and personal insolvency. His insights have not only earned him quotes and interviews in both TV and print but have also positioned him as a go-to authority on financial matters. Trevor is renowned for his practical approach, innovative problem-solving, and a steadfast commitment to delivering an unparalleled client experience.

His dedication and expertise have been recognized, with Trevor securing a spot among the Top 3 Licensed Insolvency Trustees in Hamilton.

Outside the office, Trevor’s commitment to personal well-being aligns with a modern and progressive lifestyle. Previously participating in the 100th Anniversary of the “Around the Bay Road Race,” he continues to embrace an active lifestyle through regular trail runs in the Dundas Valley. Trevor’s dynamic professional approach and holistic personal pursuits reflect his commitment to adaptability and excellence in an ever-evolving financial landscape.

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Rob Kilner

Rob Kilner

CIRP Licensed Insolvency Trustee, and Partner, Spergel

Barrie, Aurora, London and Ottawa Offices

Direct Phone: (705) 722-5090

Fax: 7057227184

Email: rkilner@spergel.ca

A driving force in helping individuals tackle debt, Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Rob, takes a client-first approach, making the decision to deal with debt much 

A driving force in helping individuals tackle debt, Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Rob, takes a client-first approach, making the decision to deal with debt much more manageable.

In addition to his hands-on dedication, Rob stays current and progressive in his field with recent articles and interviews, such as “A very minimal Christmas: Cutting out the shopping, stress, and debt,” showcasing his insights into mindful financial practices.

Covering Barrie, Aurora, London, and Ottawa, Rob tailors his schedule to meet the convenience of his clients, providing a modern and accommodating approach to financial consultations.

Outside the office, Rob maintains a well-rounded lifestyle. When not helping clients, he enjoys traveling and cherishing moments with his family and two dogs. Rob’s dynamic and adaptable approach reflects a commitment to excellence and a progressive mindset in navigating the ever-evolving challenges of debt management.

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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

With over a decade of experience, Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Graeme, is at the forefront of providing innovative financial solutions for individuals, households, and firms. 

With over a decade of experience, Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), Graeme, is at the forefront of providing innovative financial solutions for individuals, households, and firms. His passion for helping people has made a significant impact on the lives of hundreds of Toronto area residents facing financial distress, guiding them through the process of overcoming personal debt challenges.

Before entering the field of insolvency, Graeme dedicated his time to volunteer work with NGOs in Cambodia, showcasing a commitment to social responsibility and global awareness. This diverse background reflects Graeme’s progressive and holistic approach to financial problem-solving.

In a dynamic and ever-evolving financial landscape, Graeme’s expertise extends beyond traditional methods. His commitment to staying current and offering innovative solutions ensures that clients receive the most effective and forward-thinking guidance to address their financial concerns. Graeme’s journey from international volunteer work to becoming a leader in financial solutions exemplifies a modern and progressive perspective in the field of insolvency.

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Sean Macneil

Sean MacNeil

CPA, CIRP Licensed Insolvency Trustee, and Partner, Spergel

Halifax Office

Direct Phone: (902) 817-9795

Fax: 4164984314

Email: smacneil@spergel.ca

Sean is dedicated to empowering individuals and businesses, guiding them to regain control of their financial situation and embark on a journey toward a fresh 

Sean is dedicated to empowering individuals and businesses, guiding them to regain control of their financial situation and embark on a journey toward a fresh financial start. With over 20 years of experience in helping people achieve debt-free status, Sean brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Saint Mary’s University, he is not only a Chartered Professional Accountant but also a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, and a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT).

In a constantly evolving financial landscape, Sean’s qualifications and commitment to continuous learning reflect a modern and progressive approach to addressing the diverse needs of his clients. Beyond the office, Sean utilizes his spare time to connect with his family, engaging in outdoor activities such as running, biking, or paddling on one of Nova Scotia’s picturesque lakes. This commitment to work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle mirrors Sean’s holistic approach to financial well-being, ensuring that clients receive not only expert advice but also guidance from someone who values a modern and progressive perspective on personal and professional life.

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