BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING AND CONSULTING BACKGROUND
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 has represented debtors, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors and creditor committees in cases spanning a range of industries, including gaming, hospitality, construction, metals & mining, real estate, healthcare, media, alternative energy, ecommerce, restaurants, grocery and retail. His experience includes 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.
Throughout his career, Mr. Huygens has led more than 50 national or international scale restructuring engagements, including those on behalf of debtors and official creditor committees. Representative clients have included Performance Sports Group, Promise Health, Payless Shoesource, Aeropostale, American Tire, Penn National, Pier 1, Claire’s, Woodbridge Group, American West, Murray Energy, Ocean Resort and Fresh & Easy.
PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
Mr. Huygens has spent the bulk of his career in the financial arena, serving as COO, CFO, Restructuring Officer or equivalent positions. Early in his career, he was a manager of assurance and advisory services for Deloitte with an emphasis in gaming and real estate, where he was responsible for coordinating the firm’s efforts for audit and consulting engagements and numerous financial transactions, including public equity offerings, public and private debt offerings, and purchase and merger transactions.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND CERTIFICATIONS