Olvera believes that a good project team is made up of specialists with key focus on the core issues.  We bring independent specialists to a project to ensure that we have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide our clients and partners with the most practical and executable recommendations within the confines of the programme.

Principals

Principal

Damien Hodgkinson

Damien develops strategic solutions for groups dealing in crisis management and/or distress investment.

Damien develops strategic solutions for groups dealing in crisis management and/or distress investment. He has over 30 years of experience working with distressed companies in the financial assessment, recoverability, and sustainability of risk assets.

Damien is also passionate about community and provides his transformation and governance skills to a number of not for profit organisations seeking to re-align themselves with their changing needs and expectations.

“By reducing uncertainty, hedging risk and creating a buffer which distinguishes your business from that of your competitors, all contributes to putting you in the best position to take advantage of opportunities when others cannot.”

Principal

Kate Barnet

Kate Barnet is a recognised leader in the insolvency and reconstruction industry.

Kate Barnet is a recognised leader in the insolvency and reconstruction industry.

She has credentials as a Registered Liquidator and a Bankruptcy Trustee and a strong track record working with businesses, lenders and stakeholders to undertake formal appointments conduct reviews, investigative assignments and business reconstruction engagements.

With over 20 years industry experience, Kate has been involved in appointments across a broad range of industries including financial services, childcare, tourism and hospitality, transport, manufacturing, property and construction and retail. She has an excellent commercial understanding of key business drivers and ratios which she applies to improve short term business performance and longer term financial viability.

Principal

Hugh Armenis

Hugh draws on his nearly 30 years of professional practice experience, in both the accounting and legal sectors, to provide time-effective solutions to complex matters.

Hugh draws on his nearly 30 years of professional practice experience, in both the accounting and legal sectors, to provide time-effective solutions to complex matters. His unique multi-disciplinary background, coupled with his focus on strategic thinking, management expertise and strong communication, ensures engagements under his leadership exceed the expectations of external and internal stakeholders.

Hugh has led numerous engagements in local and global environments including Receiverships, Liquidations, Voluntary Administrations, Deeds of Company Arrangements, Schemes of Arrangement, Investigative Accountants Reports and Expert Reports. His solutions approach has been a critical success factor driving the outcomes in many of these engagements.

Principal

Lucy Vecchio

Lucy started her career as a solicitor practising in commercial and insolvency litigation.

Lucy started her career as a solicitor practising in commercial and insolvency litigation. In 2004 Lucy was appointed licensee for Giorgio Armani in Melbourne operating their flagship store on Collins Street and being the first license arrangement in Australia for the brand.

As a Solicitor, Lucy worked on high profile insolvency litigation as well as a significant minority shareholding oppression case in the New South Wales Supreme Court involving two prominent hotelier families where trading reviews of hotels and restaurants was required.

Lucy has worked with boards, financiers, major suppliers and individual stakeholders and organisations of all sizes from ASX listed top 100 corporations through to SMEs and government entities.

Our Team

Manager

Nick Gooley

As an experienced corporate and personal insolvency accountant, Nick is skilled in communicating with partners, lawyers and stakeholders.

As an experienced corporate and personal insolvency accountant, Nick is skilled in communicating with partners, lawyers and stakeholders.

He prides himself on being proactive in being able to manage, from a technical aspect, various stakeholders in the insolvency environment in an efficient and timely manner.

His main areas of focus include assisting with the realisation of assets, corresponding with key stakeholders of administrations and liaising with procurement officers of government departments to complete financial assessments.

Nick also engages with contractors and analyses financial information for the preparation of basic and medium financial assessments.

Senior Analyst

Rui Wang

Rui has hands-on experience working in accounting departments in retail, hospitality and logistic industries. She is competent in collecting and dealing with financial and non-financial data to analyse business performance.

Rui has hands-on experience working in accounting departments in retail, hospitality and logistic industries. She is competent in collecting and dealing with financial and non-financial data to analyse business performance.

In addition to having an eye to detail, Rui also pays attention to the macro environment. She conducted in-depth industrial researches in the spaces of fashion retail, fuel retail as well as gift card industry.

Rui engages in both formal and informal appointments. She is heavily involved in data analysis, financial modelling, report writing, dividend distribution, circulars preparation and corresponding with key stakeholders.

Analyst

Danny Bui

Danny develops his experience through various corporate formal and informal insolvency appointments.

Danny develops his experience through various corporate formal and informal insolvency appointments.

He prides himself on his attention to detail and thoughtful analysis into financial information. Danny is proactive in gathering relevant information from various resources to assist with financial investigation.

His main areas of focus include assisting in the investigation into companies, financial data, preparing main reports and circulars to creditors in formal insolvency appointments, corresponding with key stakeholders from directors, employees, creditors to government statutory agencies including the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Senior Analyst

Jenny Kim

Jenny takes pride in being detailed orientated on both a professional and personal standard.

Jenny is an industrious, focused and a forward thinker. She is results driven, ambitious and self-motivated. Jenny has a natural ability to streamline processes and maximise efficiency. She has the aptitude to develop strong interpersonal relationships and possesses a high level of emotional intelligence.

Jenny takes pride in being detailed orientated on both a professional and personal standard. She is a highly organised and a competent individual with a proactive and enthusiastic approach to her work.

Manager

Mirzan Mansoor

Mirzan leads and mentors a high performing team of analysts.

Mirzan leads and mentors a high performing team of analysts. He supports the Principals in driving the firm’s growth objectives and delivering value and solutions to clients and stakeholders.

Prior to working in turnaround and reconstruction, Mirzan was a Corporate Banking Executive at a Big 4 Bank where he led, sourced and executed transactions in the “Mid Market” space.

Analyst

Nirvan Dave

Nirvan develops his experience through various corporate formal and informal insolvency appointments.

Nirvan develops his experience through various corporate formal and informal insolvency appointments. He has a passion for business analysis from a commercial standpoint and understands the key drivers. He draws on his previous experience in internal controls and finance and likes to understand what makes a business tick.

Nirvan approaches challenges with a problem-solving mindset. He is an associate member of CPA Australia and strives to develop his knowledge base.

Nirvan’s main areas of focus include the investigation into companies, analysis, financial modelling, preparation of statutory documentation and reports, and correspondence with key stakeholders.

Analyst

Cassindra Lim

Cassindra prides herself on her organisational skills and being able to sift through large amounts of data.

Cassindra prides herself on her organisational skills and being able to sift through large amounts of data and condense it into easily digestible information. Cassindra recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Law.
Analyst

Max Sinclair

Max joined Olvera in May 2021 in a part time capacity. He is completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Management at the University of Sydney.

Max joined Olvera in May 2021 in a part time capacity. He is completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Management at the University of Sydney.

He is interested in working with businesses to improve performance through strategy, management, and operations. Max has hands-on experience with insolvency matters, assisting in liquidations, receiverships and restructuring advisory.

Marketing Manager

Christina Noonan

Christina is the Marketing Manager at Olvera. She is a passionate, highly creative marketer who has been with the company since its inception.

Christina is the Marketing Manager at Olvera. She is a passionate, highly creative marketer who has been with the company since its inception.

Christina was behind the brand development of Olvera, ultimately bringing the brand to life.

Christina is responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing and communication activities for the brand.

Executive Assistant

Candy King

Candy is the Executive Assistant at Olvera. She is considered the go-to person, being the first point of contact for clients, staff and principals.

Candy is the Executive Assistant at Olvera. She is considered the go-to person, being the first point of contact for clients, staff and principals.

Candy ensures the smooth operation of Olvera and provides executive support to the principals.

Candy has over 5 years experience as an EA and prior to this was the head of operations/call centre manager for Vodafone Corporate for 8 years.