ABOUT PAUL

Mr. Huygens is a founding principal of Province and has 25 years of experience in consulting and management on a national basis, primarily involving complex chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings and distressed financial transactions. Mr. Huygens’ ability to swiftly find solutions to a variety of business obstacles has allowed him to represent debtors, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors, creditor committees and equity holders in cases across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, construction, energy, gaming, healthcare, media, metals & mining, real estate and retail. Mr. Huygens has diversified experience in business planning, business improvement, origination and restructuring of debt, dispute resolution, expert testimony, prepackaged and traditional reorganization plans, forensic and reconstructive accounting, asset sales, crisis management, interim management and strategic alternative consulting.

Mr. Huygens has led lead more than 50 nationally -or internationally- scaled engagements, including Eagle Hospitality, Ascena, Performance Sports Group, Promise Health, Payless Shoesource, Guitar Center, Francesca’s, Stage Stores, Lucky’s Market, Aeropostale, KB Home, American Tire, Cinemex, Penn National, Pier 1, Claire’s, Woodbridge Group, American West, Murray Energy, Circuit City, Washington Prime, True Religion, Ocean Resort and Fresh & Easy.

Spending the bulk of his career in the financial arena, Mr. Huygens determination, will to win and steady leadership has helped him position Province as a leading financial advisory firm across the United States. Over the years, he has served as COO, CFO, Restructuring Officer and in other C-Suite equivalent positions. Prior to joining Province, Mr. Huygens worked for Deloitte where he managed assurance and advisory services, coordinating the firm’s efforts for audit and consulting engagements in numerous financial transactions.

Outside of the office, Mr. Huygens is member of multiple professional organizations and serves as a Director for Boys Town, a non-profit organization that offers life-changing health care, youth and family services to children and families in need.

DEGREES, CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • B.A., Santa Clara University, 1997
  • CPA License, Nevada
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, Nevada Society of CPAs
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Board Member, Meadows Bank