Scott Peppet - Building a Family-Focused Office for Sam Zell
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by Mike Boyd
8M ago
Scott Peppet serves as the President of Chai Trust Company LLC, the private trust company that serves as the family office for Sam Zell and his family. Equity Group Investments, a division of Chai trust, provides investment management services on its behalf. From 2000 to 2018, Scott was a professor of Law at the University of Chicago where he focused on Bargaining, Dispute Resolution, Translational Law, and the complexities of multigenerational family enterprises. Scott speaks regularly on Family Offices, Private Trust companies as well as Intergenerational Leadership while also maintaining an ..read more
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Peter Evans - Trusted Advisor to Legacy Families & Member of a 7th Generation Family Holding Company
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by Mike Boyd
10M ago
Peter Evans is an advisor, consultant, and speaker to legacy families, family offices, and multigenerational enterprises all around the world. Peter creates the opportunities where affluent families have the greatest chance of flourishing. Peter is also part of a legacy family himself; he is a 5th generation member of a 7th generation American enterprise established in 1885. Peter married into this family and was astounded by the welcoming and inclusive nature of his wife's large family. The family enterprise is now a holding company with over 500 shareholders, all of whom are family members ..read more
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Srinath Rajam - Separating the Family Conglomerate After 111 Years
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by Mike Boyd
10M ago
Srinath Rajam is a Director at TVS & Sons, Chairman at Kwik Patch, and one of the four sons of the high profile TVS group of companies. The TVS Group is a long-standing family business, running for over 110 years, which has interests in everything from auto components through to finance. Now after over a century in business, the TVS group has decided to amicably separate. Srinath talks about this historical event and how by keeping it amicable, it sets the stage for the next phase of growth. Standout Quotes: "The process of how you manage a company is not taught anywhere; the process for ..read more
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Chris Powers - How Big Of An Impact Do You Want To Have?
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by Mike Boyd
11M ago
Chris Powers is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Fort Capital and the host of The FORT podcast. Chris is a serial entrepreneur with more than 16 years of real estate development and investment experience. Since founding Fort Capital, the company has invested over $1.4B in Class B industrial, commercial, multifamily, student housing, and residential and land development projects. His drive to always remain curious, desire to connect with and learn from others led Chris to start his podcast, The FORT. In the FORT, Chris talks with leaders of businesses across real estate and a variety of in ..read more
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Announcement from Mike Boyd - A Live Cohort-Based Course for Modern Families of Wealth
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by Mike Boyd
11M ago
I’m launching an intensive 3-week Cohort-Based Course for Modern Families of Wealth who want to build a family enterprise and sustain their wealth and relationships for generations. Read the full announcement and express interest here It will be a live virtual course led by me and featuring some amazing industry experts. 90-minute sessions, twice a week, for 3 weeks with a cohort of like-minded peers. Class recording will be made available within 24 hours if you miss a live session. Connect with, network, and learn from other families of wealth from around the world. Share your journey and mak ..read more
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Anthony R Contrucci - A 5th Generation Member of the Schrage Family, Owners of the 126 Year Old Centier Bank
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by Mike Boyd
11M ago
Anthony Contrucci is a proud 5th Generation member of the Schrage Family. He serves in many roles within his broader family enterprise including his role as President and Board of Director of First Bancshares, Inc. (FBS) a bank holding company located in Merrillville, Indiana. FBS’s primary operating asset is Centier Bank. Founded in 1895, the Schrage family has owned and operated the financial institution for 126 years. From humble beginnings, today they are the largest private, family-owned bank in the State of Indiana with approx. $5.8 billion in total assets, over 60 branches, and in exces ..read more
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James (Jay) E. Hughes, Jr. - Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family
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by Mike Boyd
1y ago
Mr. Hughes, a resident of Aspen, Colorado, is the author of Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family, and of Family – The Compact Among Generations, both published by Bloomberg Press, and is the co–author with Susan Massenzio and Keith Whitaker of The Cycle of the Gift: Family Wealth and Wisdom, The Voice of the Rising Generation, and Complete Faith Wealth, all published by John Wiley & Sons and is a co-author with Hartley Goldstone and Keith Whitaker of Family Trusts: A Guide to Trustees, Beneficiaries, Advisors and Protectors". In addition, he has written numerous articles on family gover ..read more
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Joe Pohlen - Caring for Elders & Why it's Important to Have Daughters
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by Mike Boyd
1y ago
Joe is the owner of Cardinal Senior Management, an operator of assisted living communities in the Untied States. Joe started the company with his business partner in 2015 and hopes to continue their growth in the coming decade with a focus on affordability and decentralized leadership. Joe lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and 4 year old son. Standout Quotes: "Unless someone's livelihood and their family’s livelihood depends on what you're doing, you're not an entrepreneur" - [Joe] "Unfortunately, the US gets a reputation for not caring for our elderly the way a lot of other countries c ..read more
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Bradley J Franc - Increase the Value and Maintain the Values
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by Mike Boyd
1y ago
Bradly J. Franc (“Brad”), is the creator and author of the Amazon best-selling book entitled The Succession Solution: The Strategic Guide to Business Transition. His firm The Succession Coach LLC, works with business owners to create as well as execute on their succession plans. Brad is an attorney, entrepreneur, and business strategist who specializes in the transfer of family and closely-held businesses. He is also a former board member of Catalyst Connection. Brad began his professional career by becoming a CPA and working for the international accounting firm now known as EY. From there, B ..read more
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Dave Specht - Preserving Families and Perpetuating Businesses
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by Mike Boyd
1y ago
Dave Specht is the Director of the Global Family Business Institute at The Drucker School of Management. Dave is the author of, "The Family Business Whisperer." Prior to joining the Drucker School Dave helped lead a Family Dynamics team at one of the largest Private Banks in the United States where he trained over 2,500 advisors. Dave is married and he and his wife have 6 children. His personal mission is to, "Preserve Families and Perpetuate Businesses." Standout Quotes: "The path to helping families is not in having the right answers for them, but it's about having the right questions for t ..read more
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