Richard Killen, CIRP Licensed Insolvency Trustee Speaker, Author, Podcaster

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Richard Killen

CIRP Licensed Insolvency Trustee Speaker, Author, Podcaster

With 35 years experience in the insolvency field, both as a trustee and as a regulator, as well as a prior 7 years in consumer credit, Richard brings an interesting and perhaps unique perspective to the issues surrounding consumer debt, consumer credit, bankruptcy options and consumer proposals.

He is the author of the book “The Glass Is Half Full- The Positive Side to Debt Relief” and hosts a podcast of the same name.

As a result of the COVID 19 Pandemic and the enormous financial strain and debt many people find themselves in, Richard can talk about solutions and what are the next steps that people should consider.

Richard is available for podcasts, radio and TV interviews by phone, Zoom, Skype or in person.

With a reasonable degree of foresight and planning, coupled to a disciplined approach to day-to-day decisions, there is little reason for anyone to fall into the abyss of financial failure – personal or commercial. But what can we do, as a lender, a borrower, or an advisor when the best laid plans go awry? Better yet, what can be done before this happens?

As a trustee Richard can shed light on what is generally an opaque and mysterious situation, providing insight on how best to avoid pitfalls and minimize losses, at whatever stage the situation may have evolved. It is never too late to turn a glass from half-empty to at least half-full.


Richard will adapt his talking points to the audience. He speaks to individuals going through financial challenges as well to professionals who are advisors to consumers.   Points discussed include:

  1. His Book “The Glass Is Half Full- The Positive Side to Debt Relief”
  2. The A Practical Understanding of Canadian Insolvency Legislation
  3. Consumer Lending Practices
  4. Credit Education and Counselling
  5. The Human Side of Insolvency
  6. What Advisors Should Know About Bankruptcy and Consumer Proposals

His talks can range between 15 minutes to 90 Minutes depending on your requirement.


Richard is available for podcasts, webinars, Zoom, radio and TV interviews. He also speaks to large and small groups in the Greater Toronto Area. He is a frequent speaker at credit unions and events hosted by lawyers, accountants and financial advisors.

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To book Richard for your event, or interview please call (416) 285-9511 or complete the form below.

    About Richard Killen & Associates

    Since 1992, Richard Killen & Associates, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, have helped thousands of people resolve their financial problems. With 25 years experience in this industry, our president, Richard Killen, and the rest of our team understand the difficulties that honest people can sometimes find themselves in. This expertise makes it possible to provide you with a service that effectively deals with the issues.

    Serving the GTA for 25 years