About Us

MEET THE TEAM

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BRONKO KORNHAUZER

Owner

Bronko brings over 25 years of experience in partnering with dentists across Western Canada as a dental consultant.

He has been involved in building hundreds of clinics and has assisted clients with clinic location and design, negotiating leases and securing financing. Bronko has also consulted on growth plans for practices, practice analysis, and Human Resources issues.

He has reviewed hundreds of practice evaluations and believes there is a more effective way to represent both the seller and the buyer.

With his specialized knowledge of the dental industry and the many contacts he’s made over the years, Bronko understands the key issues for both the seller and buyer. In providing the most accurate, comprehensive evaluation, all parties are satisfied including the banking professionals, lawyers, and accountants.

Bronko's knowledge, experience, and integrity allow him to create a successful evaluation and sale, while minimizing stress, and reducing the time involved in processing the sale. 

CRYSTAL HAWRYLUK

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Hawryluk Valuations Professional Corporation

CPA, CGA, CBV, CFE

Crystal is passionate about helping owner-managed businesses understand what drives business value. Her focus is to present business valuation reports in terms that can be understood by those less familiar with numbers. Crystal's approachable style encourages owners to ask questions to help them understand the value behind their business.

 

Designations

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), July 2015

Chartered Business Valuators (CBV), Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, 2008

Certified General Accountant (CGA), The Certified General Accountants’ Association of Alberta, 2007

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2007

 

Experience

Crystal has more than 16 years of experience providing business valuation and litigation support services. She has qualified as an expert witness at the Alberta Land Compensation Board and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. Her valuation expertise includes valuations for purchase or sale of a business, corporate tax planning purposes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and matrimonial matters.

 

Her clients include private companies in a variety of industries in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

 

Crystal has prepared many business valuation reports for dental practices. She enjoys working on valuations in this industry, as it is an industry that is continually evolving with changing technology and industry consolidation. She looks forward to offering her independent business valuation expertise as part of the team of professional advisors assisting LPB Dental Broker Ltd.

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LYLE SCHUMACHER

BSc. Engg., MBA

Lyle has over 25 years of experience in the management and operation of dental practices.  During this time Lyle has built, grown and sold several dental clinics in Alberta.  Working with his wife, Dr. Tracey Ruddick, they attribute their operational success to Tracey’s commitment to the highest level of patient care and Lyle’s ability to build culture in clinics that maintain consistency in this commitment.

Lyle’s experiences have included:

 

  • Sale of goodwill to an associate that transferred patients to their own clinic.

  • Partial sale of practice to associates to create a cost share arrangement then management of this cost share situation.  

  • Development, management, and lease negotiation of owner occupied building with other professional tenants.  

  • Associate clinic build, expansion to three associates, and eventual sale of the practice to one of the Associates.

  • Sale of a large four dentist clinic to a Dental Service Organization.

 

Lyle is passionate about dentistry and is excited to bring his years of unique experience in the dental industry to the team at LPB Dental Services.

MICHAEL PERMACK

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Managing Broker, Spire Group Inc.

B.Comm, MBA, SVA 

Michael Permack is an accomplished practice consultant with 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Michael specializes in guiding healthcare practitioners (HCPs) to improve the business performance of their practices to create better outcomes both financially and otherwise. 

His life's journey is unique and this drives his passion for helping HCPs. He is among the longest-lived brain tumour survivors on the planet. At the age of 29, Michael was diagnosed with the tumour. He was blindsided by the diagnosis and he had just completed his MBA at the Ivey School of Business and was married with two young children.

 

Over time in his conversations with doctors and dentists, he was astounded at the lack of respect that HCPs were provided. He has dedicated his career to help those HCPs who want to be better as defined on their own terms. 

"For some it's all about making money, for others it's a passion for their craft. Truly, healthcare professionals have a lot of pressure to perform every day. If I can support them to live a better life, it's the least I can do." He believes the changes in the healthcare industry will provide unique opportunities to those who position themselves correctly. Michael's charitable work with Canadian Cancer Society provincially and nationally have earned him the prestigious Medal of Courage Award and the Sovereign Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada. 

He is married and has three children. 

LISA PHILP

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President, Transitions Group

RDH, CMC

Lisa Philp is the President of Transitions Group North America, a full service coaching company for dentistry. She graduated from East Tennessee State University as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1987. Her career began with clinical hygiene in United States and Canada to the creation of a periodontal disease management program in which she coached thousands of dental professionals. She is currently a leader, author, and coach and highly sought after North American speaker.

Lisa is committed to being an eternal student in the areas of personal growth, leadership, change management, human capital potential, adult learning, advanced training techniques and communication skills. Her mission is to make dentistry simple and fun allowing dental professionals to achieve personal and professional fulfillment in the workplace.