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Adam W. Silver, Barbara Cowper, and Eric Friedberg Speaking on Manufacturing Productivity at Mentor Works Webinar

Posted by Ellie Khalili on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 02:15 PM

Adam W. Silver, Leader of Farber's Performance Improvement practice, along with Barbara Cowper and Eric Friedberg, Senior Financing Specialists in Farber's Small Transaction Financing group, are speaking at Mentor Works' webinar "Manufacturing Productivity: How to Identify and Fund Continuous Improvements." 

The webinar will focus on how incorporated Canadian manufacturers can use government funding programs, and both traditional and non-traditional financing options, in a strategic manner to help accelerate projects and improve their return on investment (ROI). The speakers will discuss financing solutions for equipment adoption, process improvements, and working capital investments; as well as integrating innovation within a manufacturing business's development and adoption of products, processes, and technologies.

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Case Study - Kids Help Phone - Adam W. Silver

Posted by Briar Lizmore on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 04:04 PM

Adam W. Silver, MA, Leader, Performance Improvement

The Challenge

In 2014, Kids Help Phone had been wrestling with a strategic question for over a year. Should they build a
Counselling Centre in Western Canada, in addition to the ones they already had in Toronto and Montreal? The
business executives on the board were concerned about establishing a sub-scale business unit and increasing the
overhead costs, but the management team saw an opportunity to increase Kids Help Phone’s connection with the
communities in Western Canada, furthering both their fundraising and service objectives. The board and the
management team had not yet reached alignment.

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Adam W. Silver Interviewed by CIUT 89.5 Radio's Career Buzz

Posted by Andre Mazerolle on Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 10:21 AM

Adam W. Silver, the Leader of Farber's Performance Improvement practice recently spoke with Nicole Hamilton of Career Buzz, heard on CIUT 89.5 FM radio and over the Internet.

Adam discussed his career path and background, a day in the life of a management consultant, the role Perfomance Improvement plays with companies (from supply chain to the executive suite), building the Performance Improvement team, his charity work with groups like Social Venture Partners and Unity (that uses hip hop to reach youth and create vibrant communities). Finally, Adam gave career advice to those interested in management consulting.

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Michael Pizzorno Joins Farber’s Performance Improvement Practice

Posted by Andre Mazerolle on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 01:41 PM

Farber Financial Group is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Pizzorno to its Performance Improvement practice.

“Michael’s experience as an operational and supply chain specialist will be effective in improving a company’s profitability by refining operational processes, attaining cost reductions and enhancing competitive positioning,” said Adam W. Silver, leader of Farber’s Performance Improvement practice. “Michael brings a great deal of expertise in working with clients and their stakeholders to provide creative solutions to complex problems.”

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Farber Leverages Multi-disciplinary Skillset and Financial Modelling to Assist Company in Retaining Its Secured Lender - Ian Brenner, Rob Stelzer & Adam W. Silver

Posted by Andre Mazerolle on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Ian Brenner, CPA, CA, Partner, Interim Management

Rob Stelzer, CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT, Vice President, Insolvency & Restructuring

Adam W. Silver, MA, Leader, Performance Improvement

The Situation

The term lender, who had advanced more than $5 million, was concerned about its security position and was being asked to waive covenants, postpone debt payments, and advance further capital to a large manufacturing business. The company claimed that through the appointment of a new management team, operating efficiencies, price increases, and price concessions with key suppliers that it would achieve profitability going forward. The company provided a complex cash flow model in support of its turnaround plans.

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Tags: Insolvency & Restructuring, Rob Stelzer, Ian Brenner, Adam W. Silver, Performance Improvement, Interim Management

Interim VP Finance/CFO for Software Industry & PMO for Professional Services

Posted by Andre Mazerolle on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Farber's Interim Management & CFO Resources practice, under the direction of Ian Brenner and Adam W. Silver are searching for two interim positions:

Interim Senior Finance Resource (VP Finance/CFO) for established software company

Our Toronto-based client has been profitably selling technology solutions into a vertical industry niche for more than 20 years. They are seeking an immediate replacement for their senior finance resource while they engage in a full-time search.  The right individual will be considered as a candidate in the search that is being launched simultaneously. 

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Tags: Ian Brenner, Adam W. Silver, Interim Management

Case Study - Strategic Investigative Review - Adam W. Silver

Posted by Briar Lizmore on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Adam W. Silver, MA, Leader, Performance Improvement

Farber provides clarity to charity on multi-year critical business decision

The Challenge

A national charitable organization was presented with an unconventional opportunity.  A hot technology start-up in their building desperately needed more space. They asked the charity to sublet their floor. The downside was that the charity would have to move—but likely to a less expensive location. Further, the charity would have to lease two locations, a risky proposition if the start-up faltered or failed.

However, if the charity relocated, given the current market conditions and rental options available, they could make more than $100,000 over the next three years.

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Case Study – Automotive–Performance Improvement – Ian Brenner & Adam W. Silver

Posted by Briar Lizmore on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 02:35 PM

Ian Brenner, CPA, CA, Partner, Interim Management

Adam W. Silver, MA, Leader, Performance Improvement

The Challenge

It became clear to the owners of a US tier-one automotive manufacturer that to reduce costs and improve quality, management had to consolidate production from an older plant located on the eastern seaboard of the US to a newer plant in Mexico.

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Adam W. Silver Joins Farber Financial Group to Lead Performance Improvement Practice

Posted by Briar Lizmore on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 09:19 AM

McKinsey Management Consultant Enhances Farber’s Business and Financial Advisory Services.

Adam W. Silver recently joined Farber Financial Group to lead the Performance Improvement practice, helping executives and boards overcome operational and financial challenges using trusted management consulting processes.

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