Press release | Welcoming Richter’s Newest Partners

On behalf of the partnership and the entire Richter team, we are excited to announce two new partners will be joining Richter’s leadership effective immediately.

These two people are both compassionate individuals, with a great depth of experience in their chosen fields and great dedication to those with whom they work. Known for their dedication and congeniality, we are proud they will now officially be representing Richter as partners.


new partner CLAUDE LESSARD




A man of genuine experience and expertise, Claude has worked in financial services for over 25 years. As Richter’s CFO, he is head of the Finance Function and takes a leading role in Richter’s business improvements process. A skilled leader in operational and financial efficiencies, Claude is highly organized and an excellent negotiator. With strong interpersonal skills, he builds bridges and helps teams see, understand and deliver on the big picture, regardless of the project or task at hand. As an active member of several boards and committees in Montreal, Claude is appreciated by his fellow team members for his coaching and mentorship approach to business.

Meet Claude here.


new partner PRITESH PATEL




Pritesh draws on over ten years of experience as a financial advisor to domestic and international clients. Pritesh has advised clients through complex mandates ranging from M&A transactions to informal turnaround efforts to corporate restructurings through formal insolvency proceedings. His experience includes maintaining companies through going-concern sales, providing assessments of restructuring risk for lenders, structuring and negotiating transactions and providing strategic advice to affected stakeholders.