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Are you in need of a qualified family enterprise consultant, speaker or educator? This directory offers an exclusive resource of FFI members. Listings are sorted geographically with links to company websites, contact information as well as areas of specialization.



Arizona



CHRC Creative Human Resources Concepts
4710 E Falcon Dr. Suite 125
Mesa, AZ 85215
Contact: JP Roy, Consultant

Summary:
A global Technical, professional executive recruiting and staffing

Areas of Specialization: 
Board of Directors, Human Capital, Investment Planning & Management, Leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic & Business Planning, Succession & Continuity, Wealth Management.

Other areas of Specialization: Human Resources, Skilled Technical, Professional, Projects, Office and Information Systems.





California



Ascent Private Capital Management
One California Street
Suite 350
San Francisco CA 94111
Contact(s):
Janet Farren
Kristen Armstrong
Michael Malakoff



Carmen Bianchi Family Business Consulting
14758 Caminito Punta Arenas
Arenas Del Mar CA 92014
Contact: Carmen Bianchi, Principal/Founder

Summary: A premier provider of Family & Closely Held business consulting, Carmen Bianchi Family Business Associates helps family businesses with challenges using a variety of formats (one on one sessions, family councils, and family retreats).

Topics: Communication | Family Business Education | Family Meetings & Councils | Culture & Family Dynamics | Family Meetings & Councils | Governance



Crystal & Company
575 Market Street
San Francisco CA 94105
Contact: Mary Gust, Senior Managing Director



Dennis T. Jaffe, PH.D
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Dennis Jaffe

Summary:
Work with family enterprises on governance, communication and family dynamics of crossing generations.

Topics:
Board of Directors | Communication | Culture & Family Dynamics | Family Business Education | Family Meetings & Councils | Family Systems | Governance | Human Capital | Leadership | Legacy | Strategic & Business Planning | Succession & Continuity



The Dóre Group, Inc.
415 West G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Contact: Lance Dóre, MAI FRICS

Summary: We provide Real Estate Valuation and Consultation services.

Areas of Specialization:
Estate & Tax Planning, Financial Planning, Investment Planning & Management.



Executive Advisors, Inc.
301 N. Canon Dr., Suite 313
Beverly Hills CA 90210-4721
Contact: Lilli Friedland, President

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring | Culture & Family Dynamics | Children/Sibling Rivalry | Communication | Family Systems | Human Capital



Relative Solutions
30 Washington Blvd., Unit 304
Marina del Ray CA  90292
Contact: Fran Lotery, Senior Consultant



The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
24430 Tiner Ct.
Mailbu CA  90265
Contact(s):
Otis Baskin
29 Endless Vista
Aliso Viejo  CA  92656
Kent Rhodes





Colorado



Ascent Private Capital Management of US Bank
950 17th Street
9th Floor
Denver CO 80202
Contact(s):
Scott Winget, Managing Director, Wealth Strategy
Amy Zehnder



Bank of the West
600 17th Street, Suite 1500
Denver, CO 80202
Contact(s):
Eric Sanderson
Steve Prostano
Julie Shafer
Jane Warner



Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise
2770 Aprapahoe R, Suite 132-111
Lafayette, CO 80026
Contact(s):
Alan Heath, Partner & Managing Director
Katherine Heath, Associate



The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
PO Box 404
Lyons, CO 80540
Contact: Joshua Nacht



 

 
Connecticut



Belden Hill Partners
707 Summer Street, Suite 430
Stamford, CT 06901
Contact(s):
Anthony Macaluso
James Murphy



de Visscher & Co. 
2 Greenwich Office Park
Greenwich, CT 06831
Contact(s):  
François M. de Visscher, President
Kim Lemone, Marketing
Terry Hannafin
Jamie Gerard



GenSpring Family Offices
4 Greenwich Office Park
Greenwich, CT  06831
Contact: David Herritt



Lansberg, Gersick & Associates, LLC 
100 Whitney Ave.
New Haven CT 06510-1282
Contact(s): 
Devin DeCiantis
Kelin Gersick, Partner
Katherine Grady, Partner
Ivan Lansberg
Wendy Ulaszek, Consultant



 

 
Delaware



Wilmington Trust 
1100 N. Market St.
Wilmington DE 19890
Contact(s): 
Jack Garniewski, Senior Managing Director
Al Behar



 

 
Florida



The Guayacan Group
4941 SW 75th LN
Miami, FL 33143 
Contact(s):
Rodolfo Paiz

Lisseth Herrera

Description: Consultoría general a empresas familiars o familias empresariales, basada en pensamiento e intervenciones sistémicas.

Areas of Specialization:
Board of Directors, Capital & Liquidity, Coaching & Mentoring, Estate & Tax Planning, Family Business Education, Family Meetings & Council, Family Office, Family Systems, Financial Planning, Governance, Investment Planning & Management, Leadership, Legacy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Ownership Structure, Strategic & Business Planning, Succession & Continuity, Wealth Management, Latin America, Next Generation



Transition Consulting Group, Inc. 
111 San Marita Way
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418
Contact: Paul Karofsky, Founder and CEO

Summary: Consultants to family businesses

Areas of Specialization: Board of Directors, Children/Sibling Rivalry, Communication, Culture & Family Dynamics, Family Business Education, Family Meetings & Council, Family Systems, Governance, Human Capital, Leadership, Legacy, Ownership Structure, Strategic & Business Planning, Succession & Continuity




 
Georgia



The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
2061 East Side Dr.
Marietta GA 30062
Contact: Craig Aronoff



GenSpring Family Offices
One Riverside Building
4401 Northside Parkway, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30327
Contact: Michael Woocher, Head of Client Development



  

 
Illinois



Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises (AFHE)
1901 North Roselle Rd., Suite 920
Schaumburg, IL 60195 
Contact: Dhru Bhatt



Family Office Exchange
100 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Contact(s):
Amy Hart Clyne
Karen Clark
Sandra Ditore, Senior Business Development Manager
Ann Dugan



Gate Enterprises, Inc.
1506 Forest Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
Contact: Dennis Passis



Inheriting Wisdom 
900 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 7 West
Chicago, IL 60607
Contact(s): 
Carolyn Friend
Jamie Weiner, Co-founder/Principal

Social Media: LinkedIn

Description: Inheriting Wisdom helps guide family clients to a place of high performance, encouraging a collaborative team that's aligned, always with the family's legacy in mind.

Topics: Communication | Culture & Family Dynamics | Family Meetings & Council | Family Office | Family Systems | Leadership | Legacy | Succession & Continuity 



Invantage Advising
1454 W Farragut
Chicago, IL 60640
Contact: Prudence Gourguechon

Social Media: LinkedIn, Blog, Twitter, Facebook

Summary: Consulting on the psychology of business focusing on critical transitions and decisions

Areas of Specialization:
Children/Sibling Rivalry, Coaching & Mentoring, Communication, Culture & Family Dynamics, Family Systems, Leadership, Legacy, Succession & Continuity



Legacy Onward, Inc.
235 W. Goethe St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Contact: Cathy Carroll

Social Media: LinkedIn, Blog, Twitter

Summary: Executive coaching and leadership development for family firms

Area of Specialization:
Coaching & Mentoring Leadership



Mack International, LLC
1100 N. Lake Shore Drive
Suite 28B
Chicago, IL 60611
Contact: Linda C. Mack, President



McDermott Will & Emery LLP
227 West Monroe St., Suite 4700
Chicago, IL 60606
Contact: Jared Kaplan, Partner

Topics: Capital & Liquidity | Governance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Estate & Tax Planning | Financial Planning | Strategic & Business Planning | Succession & Continuity



The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
4943 North Hamlin
Chicago, IL 60625
Contact(s): 

8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 1340
West Chicago,  IL  60631
Drew Mendoza, Managing Principal
Gregory Greenleaf
Merrick Mitchell

848 Dodge, #452
Evanston, IL  60202
Amy Schuman
, Principal

Highland Park,  IL
David Lansky


2835 N. Sheffield Ave., #237
Chicago, IL  60657
Kristi Daeda




 
Indiana



The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
3174 Mallard Cove Ln.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46815
Contact: Christopher Eckrich




 
Kansas



Legasus Group LC 
121 N. Mead, Suite 109
Wichita KS 67202
Contact(s): 
Clemens Ast
, CEO
John Simmering
Renee Goodfriend

Topics: Addiction | Board of Directors | Children/Sibling Rivalry | Family Meetings & Councils | Family Systems | Human Capital | Legacy




 
Maryland



Bethesda Family Therapy
4933 Auburn Ave. Suite 202
Bethesda, MD 20814
Contact: Mariana Martinez



TriBridge Partners, LLC
1 E. Pratt St., Suite 902
Baltimore MD 21202
Contact(s):
David Morris, President
John Morris, Associate
Jason Ditto



Strategies, Inc.
8 Park Center Court, Suite 110
Owings Mills MD 21117
Contact(s):
Huell Connor
, Founder
Suzette Langley, Consultant
Rochelle Mendelsohn, Managing Director
L. Vandiver, President



U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
100 S. Charles St., 9th Fl. 
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact:
Howard Weiss, Senior Vice President
Peter C. Hitt, Senior Vice President



Wilmington Trust
25 South Charles Street
16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact: Anna Smith




 
Massachusetts



Avalt
79 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Contact(s):
Marko Kivisto, Principal
Scott Prozeller, Associate
Ian Reynolds, Partner
Mark Verdi, Partner



Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise
1 Main Street, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142  
Contact(s):
John Davis, Founder
Courtney Collette, Associate Consultant/Research Associate
Andrew Hier, Partner/Managing Director
Helena McDonnell 
Maria Sinanis, Advisor
Florence Tsai, Consultant



Center for Applied Research (CFAR) 
31 St. James Avenue, Suite 802
Boston, MA 02116
Contact(s):
Debbie Bing, Principal
Jessica Geiben Lynn, Principal
Katelyn Husereau, Associate  



Family Business Leadership Group
Salem, MA
Contact: Dr. Tom Harvey

Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn

Summary: A trusted advisor and guide for family business owners facing leadership, succession, and change.

Areas of Specialization: Coaching & Mentoring, Communication, Culture & Family Dynamics, Family Meetings & Council Leadership, Leader Development



GenSpring Family Offices 
210 Lincoln Street, #604
Boston MA 02111
Contact: Daisy Medici, Director of Family Governance



Hemenway & Barnes LLP
60 State Street, 16th Floor
Boston MA 02109 
Contact(s):
John Siciliano
Mark Elefante
Frederic Marx, Partner



Prince Lobel Tye LLP
100 Cambridge St. Suite 2200
Boston, MA 02114
Contact: Patricia Annino

Summary: Estate and Business Planning for the Family Owned Enterprise

Areas of Specialization:
Board of Directors, Estate & Tax Planning, Family Business Education, Governance, Legacy Mergers & Acquisitions, Ownership Structure, Strategic & Business Planning, Succession & Continuity



Reframing Wealth
1731 Beacon St.
Brookline MA 02445-4325 
Contact: Joanie Bronfman



Relative Solutions
707 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton Centre
Newton, MA  02459
Contact: Carolyn Greenspon, Senior Consultant



U.S. Trust Family Office
100 Federal Street MA5-100-11-15
Boston, MA 02110
Contact:
Carrie R. Seligman, Wealth Strategist
Robert Kochakian




 
Michigan



The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
217 Grandville Ave.
Suite 402
Grand Rapids MI 49503
Joe Schmieder

555 West Crosstown Pkwy.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Michael L. Fassler, Consultant
Barb Dartt




 
Minnesota



 Ascent Private Capital Management of US Bank
800 Nicollet Mall
24th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Contact: James Linnett, Managing Director, Wealth Strategy



Clere Consulting 
100 S. Fifth Street, Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN
Contact(s):
Judson Bemis 
Samuel Dresser, Principal



Susan Lazar Consulting, Inc. 
2517 Quentin Court
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Contact: Susan Lazar, Founder and President

Summary: Susan Lazar specializes in helping individuals and businesses build on their strengths so that they can resolve differences, work together effectively

Areas of Specialization: Board of Directors, Children/Sibling Rivalry Coaching & Mentoring, Communication, Culture & Family Dynamics, Family Business Education, Family Meetings & Council, Family Office, Family Systems, Governance, Human Capital Leadership, Legacy Ownership Structure, Strategic & Business Planning, Succession & Continuity




 
New Jersey



The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
30 East Lane
Madison, NJ 07940
Contact: Anne Hargrave, Consultant



Relative Solutions, LLC 
24 W Railroad Ave., POB 289
Tenafly NJ 07670
Contact(s): 
Fredda Herz Brown, Senior Consultant
Karen Pursley

Topics: Board of Directors | Children/Sibling Rivalry | Coaching & Mentoring | Family Meetings & Councils | Family Systems | Leadership | Legacy




 
New York



Crystal & Company
Financial Sq.
32 Old Slip, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Contact(s):
Linda Bourn
Paul Funk, Senior Managing Director



FTI Consulting, Inc.
750 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Contact(s):
Mark Halpern, Principal
Mark Rubin, Partner
Rebeccah Fontaine, Consultant
Elizabeth Zabludoff, Consultant



Marsh Private Client Services
1166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Contact: Christopher P. Conway



Relative Solutions, LLC
New York, NY
Contact: Fredda Herz BrownSenior Consultant

Topics: Board of Directors | Children/Sibling Rivalry | Coaching & Mentoring | Family Meetings & Councils | Family Systems | Leadership | Legacy





North Carolina



Family Business USA
107 Glenhaven Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Contact: Henry Hutcheson

Summary: Family Business Advisory Firm

Areas of Specialization: Board of Directors Children/Sibling Rivalry Coaching & Mentoring Communication Culture & Family Dynamics Family Business Education Leadership Ownership Structure Strategic & Business Planning Succession & Continuity





Ohio



GPS: Generation Planning Strategies
Orange Village, OH  44122
Contact: Kathy Overbeke

Summary: With expertise in both business and families, we help families negotiate the influence of the business on the family.

Areas of Sepecialization:
Children/Sibling Rivalry, Coaching & Mentoring, Communication, Culture & Family Dynamics, Family Business Education, Family Systems, Governance, Human Capital, Leadership, Legacy, Strategic & Business Planning, Succession & Continuity




 
Oregon



Clere Consulting
6924 NE Alameda
Portland OR 97213
Contact: Douglas Lyons, Principal





Pennsylvania



Center for Applied Research (CFAR)
4 Penn Center
1600 JFK Blvd., Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Contact: Nancy Drozdow



Delaware Valley Family Business Center
340 North Main Street
Telford, PA 18969
Contact: Sally Derstine



Drucker & Scaccetti, P.C. 
1600 Market St.
33rd Floor
Philadelphia PA 19103
Contact: Ronald Drucker, President

Topics: Board of Directors | Governance | Succession & Continuity | Board of Directors | Family Meetings & Councils | Family Systems

Summary: Family business & tax strategy consulting

Areas of Specialization: Culture & Family Dynamics Estate & Tax Planning Family Meetings & Council Family Office Financial Planning Mergers & Acquisitions Ownership Structure Strategic & Business Planning Succession & Continuity Wealth Management



Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence
University of Pittsburgh
3520 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Contact: Shelley M. Taylor

Areas of Specialization:
Board of Directors, Family Business Education, Family Meetings & Council, Governance, Leadership, Ownership Structure, Strategic & Business Planning, Succession & Continuity



Pitcairn
One Pitcairn Place, Suite 3000
165 Township Line Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Contact(s): 
Leslie Voth, President
Dirk Junge
Ronna Gyllenhaal
Rebecca Meyer
Andrew Pitcairn

Topics: Estate & Tax Planning | Governance | Estate & Tax Planning | Financial Planning | Investment Planning & Management



PNC Asset Management Group
1600 Market Street, Floor 29
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact: Deana Plakiotis



Wealthaven LLC
P.O. Box 1151
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Contact: Holly Isdale, Founder




 
South Carolina



Reece & Associates, PA
800 East Washington Street, Suite C
Greenville, SC 29601
Contact: Ronald Reece, Ph.D.

Summary: Family Business Consulting

Areas of Specialization: Children/Sibling Rivalry Coaching & Mentoring Communication Culture & Family Dynamics Family Business Education Family Meetings & Council Governance Succession & Continuity




 
Texas



Morgan, Lewis & Bokius LLP
1717 Main St., Suite 3200
Dallas, TX
75201
Contact: John Kober

1000 Louisiana St., Suite 4000
Houston, TX  77002
Contact: Joclynn Townsend



ReGENERATION Partners 
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd. #300
Dallas, TX 75219
Contact(s):
James Hutcheson, Principal
Elle Hansen, Consultant
Mary Ann Zimmerman




 
Wisconsin


 
The Family Business Consulting Group
1115 Willow Lane
Madison, WI 53705
Contact: Deb H. Houden, Consultant





Wyoming



Gallatin Wealth Management, LLC
P.O. Box 1226
Jackson WY 83001 
Contact: Laurent Roux, Principal





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