Established in 1994, Family Business Consulting Group co-founders Craig E. Aronoff和John L. Ward had worked together on various projects and initiatives since 1975. 已经是该领域的领导者, they co-authored a monthly column in Nation’s Business magazine and had established a publishing firm, 1989年的企业主资源. The Family Business Advisor and the Family Business Leadership Series were begun in 1991.
Concerned that the rush of people promoting themselves as family business consultants and experts did not always provide the experience, professionalism and integrity that they believed family businesses deserve, Ward and Aronoff sought others who shared their philosophy and who wished to hone their abilities serving business-owning families. Four other experienced professionals joined the group at the beginning: Joseph Astrachan (who worked with Craig at Kennesaw State University), Drew Mendoza (who worked with John at Loyola University Chicago’s Family Business Center), Norbert Schwarz of Chicago (whose experience included banking and being a non-family executive in several family businesses) and Phil Sidwell of Atlanta (an industrial psychologist who had been working with family firms for thirty years). 总部设在乔治亚州的玛丽埃塔.
In 1998, Drew Mendoza who was the founding director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center resigned from both the university and his consulting activities to devote himself full-time as FBCG’s managing principal. FBCG acquired Business Owner 资源 from John and Craig, 将出版部门更名为Family Enterprise Publishers, bet8网页登录的一个部门, 公司. In 2010, the Family Business Consulting Group agreed to have all of our published works edited, published and distributed by the international publishing firm of Palgrave MacMillan New York.
随着时间的推移, five of the original principals have retired as owners: Phil Sidwell retired in 2001; Joseph Astrachan to focus on academic pursuits at Kennesaw State University in 2005; Norbert Schwarz retired in 2015, and John Ward in late 2011 transitioned from principal and member of the board to senior advisor. Former owners Amy Schuman and Chris Eckrich have also transitioned to senior advisors in 2017. Senior advisor is a title reserved for those whose stock has been redeemed by the corporation as part of the firm’s intended ownership succession plans AND who continue to conduct their consulting services exclusively through FBCG. 随着时间的推移, the group has welcomed seven new owners: Stephen McClure (2001), 大卫若(2010), 乔schmied (2012), 格雷格•格林利(2012), 达纳·德福(2016), 迈克尔Fassler (2016), 斯蒂芬妮·布伦·德·庞泰(2019), 芭芭拉·达特(2019)和大卫·克罗斯基(2020).
With our family business consultants located in Canada and throughout the United States, FBCG annually engages with hundreds of family businesses worldwide including some of the world’s largest, 最古老和最著名的企业家族. 我们的书, 时事通讯, 演讲, audio conferences and web-based content reach tens of thousands yearly.
Our intention is similar to that of many of the family businesses we serve; to perpetuate the Family Business Consulting Group, 公司. across generations by constantly identifying and attracting outstanding professionals and continuously facilitating their improvement while reinvesting in our organization, 方法与智力资本.