Thursday, April 11, 2019 (note new day)
8:00 AM-9:30 AM


Burns & Levinson LLP
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110


Carrie Seligman
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

You are cordially invited to the FFI New England Chapter Breakfast

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now

In 2000, Caleb White joined the board of his family’s sixth-generation business, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. In 2006, EBI sold its legacy explosives business, after which its longtime chairman died of cancer. Caleb left his job at BP in London and moved to Boston to help navigate EBI’s strategic decisions over this tumultuous period. He served as CEO from 2008 to 2014. Since 2015, Caleb has been a family-business consultant at CFAR, taking in many lessons as a practitioner that could have helped the family and him greatly during the transition at EBI. In this presentation, Caleb will share some of these hard-earned lessons.


Caleb White, Senior Consultant, CFAR

Caleb White specializes in the complex strategic and operational issues facing today’s organizations. He draws on his experience as a high-impact leader in both privately held and large public companies, at different stages of development and across multiple industries. Prior to joining CFAR, Caleb was President and CEO of Ensign-Bickford. He also serves as a Director of Axiam Inc., Lead Director of Brokers International, and one of The Lee Company’s first non-family Directors. Caleb has been a member of numerous not-for-profit boards, including Camp Mowglis, The Huntington Theater, St. Mark’s School, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, which was founded by his father. Caleb received his MBA from Northwestern University/Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and his BA in East Asian Studies from Yale University.


New England Chapter Members– Complimentary
Non-members and Guests– $20