Dennis Engelbrecht is a family business consultant who has devoted his life and career to creating, improving, building, and coaching entrepreneurs for greater business success. He has seven successful business ventures of his own to his credit. Among these was his own consulting company, Southern Management Services, where he successfully developed programs and staff to assist over 500 closely held businesses in a wide variety of industries.
Most recently, Dennis purchased a firm at the request of an exiting owner, turned it around, tripled sales, and subsequently sold the company. He rejoined FBI full-time in 2009 even more qualified than before to guide family and closely held business leaders to a better future.
His broad and varied career has exposed Dennis to virtually every area of family business planning and management. He is skilled in performance benchmarking, management consulting, operations planning, strategic planning, financial modeling, valuation, and a host of other disciplines.
Dennis has an MBA from Northeastern University and has 30 years of experience in helping closely held business owners find the bottom line results and quality of lives they want.
A productive workforce lowers costs, increases profitability and allows for innovation, and an unproductive workforce leads to less profits, demotivation and ultimately less work productivity. What leaders often fail to realize is that their leadership...read more
Family businesses struggle to make decisions as they weigh impact on both the company and the family. Watch our blog this week as Wayne talks about the different kinds of decisions, how to easily categorize them, and how to "decide how to decide" for...read more
At The Family Business Institute, we have worked with hundreds of construction companies and other family businesses helping them transform their companies and their lives. However, most of our clients have been rather large companies, and we really...read more