Thought Leader Insights: A Discussion with Andrew Keyt
What are the most essential and critical factors to multi-generational business ownership? Where should a family invest their time, money and efforts if the goal is to successfully transition the operating company to the next generation? Are there universal traits shared by families who beat the odds and continue to own and operate a family enterprise well past the second generation? At this program we will hear from Andrew Keyt, well-known author, consultant, clinical professor at Loyola University, and president of Family Business Network – North America (FBN-NA), as he shares his insights from more than 22 years of counseling business- owning families.
About the Presenter:
Andrew Keyt is an internationally known business strategist and succession planning expert for family owned businesses. He has established a reputation globally for his exceptional ability to accurately advise large family owned businesses, resolve family conflict and restore communication.
At the age of 22, Andrew became a family business owner of a business he didn’t even know existed. His personal story and witnessing the growth and transformation of many successful family business leaders inspired him to write Myths and Mortals: Family Business Leadership and Succession Planning, published by Wiley, July 2015. His acute family business insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Fortune Magazine, The Economist and Family Business Magazine.
After serving as the Executive Director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center for the past 18 years, Keyt now serves as a Clinical Professor. His focus there remains helping multigenerational family-owned businesses grow, transition and learn. During Keyt’s tenure, the Center increased its membership by more than 100% and secured more than $1 million in pledges to fund future operations.
Keyt is also President and Founder of Keyt Consulting, a private firm that assists family enterprises with succession and strategic planning, dealing with family conflict and communication, working with adult sibling / cousin teams, and executing emergency management transitions. In addition, Keyt is the president of Family Business Network – North America (FBN-NA), the leading network for business-owning families worldwide. Currently FBN International serves over 6000 members in 40+ countries.
Keyt is an acclaimed keynote speaker on family business topics at conferences all around the world. He holds a master’s degree in family systems theory from Northwestern University with a concentration in family business and an MBA in Family Business with Honors from Kennesaw State University. He is a cum laude graduate of Kenyon College.