Gilles Benchaya

CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT

Partner

Contact

Phone: 514.934.3496
Fax: 514.934.3504
Address: 1981 McGill College, 11th Floor
Montréal, QC H3A 0G6

Services:

Insolvency & Restructuring, Transaction Advisory Services, Consulting Services

Industries:

Retail

Career Profile 

Gilles Benchaya is often called upon to develop and assess business plans and assists in developing comprehensive reorganization strategies, including establishing improved cash flow management programs and forecasting models. He has recently acted as reorganization consultant, where he was involved in developing and overseeing the implementation of a restructuring plan and played a senior role in negotiations with various stakeholder groups.

Gilles is a frequent speaker at conferences on topics such as corporate restructurings, diligence and post-acquisition integration issues, supply chain management, and the latest analytical techniques in building integrated forecast models.

Current Position and Responsibilities

Gilles is a partner of Richter Consulting Inc. who, over the last 20 years, has specialized in the Retail, Consumer goods, Distribution, and Service sectors. He has also led multidisciplinary teams in North America and Europe, in order to provide fully integrated transaction support and advisory services to clients.

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

Quebec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants, Member 

Turnaround Management Association, Member

Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, Member

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Member

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Association for Corporate Growth, Member

Academic Background 

  • Licensed Insolvency Trustee– 
  • Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP)
  • –Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), 1987
  • –B.B.A., University of Montreal business School (HEC), 1985 
Prizes

ACG New York Champion’s Award for transaction in Consumer and Retail Products Sector, 2012

Publications and Media

  • – “Appraisals offer a No-Money Back Guarantee,” The Secured Lender, March 2011 
  • – “Your Collateral is in the Mail,” The Secured Lender, July 2010
  • – “The True Face of Dilution –  (three part series) ,” The ABF Journal, January, March and April 2010