Neil is the Managing Partner of Virtus Group, and focuses on leading the firm’s own internal strategic planning process. He has over 29 years experience in public practice accounting and industry, and specializes in business valuations, litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, and other business advisory services.
As a result of his 10 years in industry, Neil has extensive experience in the manufacturing and food processing sectors, and has served numerous clients in a variety of other industries including agricultural production, wholesale distribution, construction, retail, oil & gas, property development and transportation. Neil is passionate about helping clients understand the critical factors that will help them get to the next level of their business.
Neil’s business valuation experience includes providing comprehensive, estimate and calculation valuation reports for clients in the oilfield construction industry, transportation, manufacturing, agricultural production, grain distribution, property development, and numerous other industries. His professional engagements also include serving as an advisor in potential sales and acquisitions, exit planning for departing shareholders, reporting on business interruption claims, performing feasibility studies for acquisition transactions and new ventures, advising in relation to strategic planning and operational issues, development of strategic / business plans for multi-location entities and litigation support in economic loss calculations and shareholder disputes.
A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and General Business, Neil also earned professional designations as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. Neil is the Vice-Chair of the Board at the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, an independent body committed to advancing the mission, vision and values of St. Paul's Hospital by raising, managing and allocating funds for St. Paul's Hospital in keeping with donor's wishes.
Neil is also very active in Allinial Global, an association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms who share education, marketing resources, and technical knowledge in a wide range of industries. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Neil is a member of the association's Strategic Planning Committee and Membership Committee, as well as an active participant in annual conferences and Executive Working Groups.
When Neil isn’t working he can be found keeping fit biking around Saskatoon’s beautiful Meewasin Trail, spending time with friends and his family, and following his favorite professional sporting teams; the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Green Bay Packers and Boston Bruins.