DENNIS ENGELBRECHT

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DENNIS ENGELBRECHT

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.

Recent Posts

Attitude and Gratitude

Given a choice, would you want to work around people with great attitudes who also express gratitude, or would you rather work in a company where… well, not so much. The answer is obvious, isn’t it? This week watch Digging Deeper as Dennis talks about the importance...

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Four Habits to Maximize the Effects of Recognition

Many of your employees, as much as we all wish this weren’t the case, take compensation and benefits for granted. After all, they can get competitive pay at any construction company, right? How then do you set yourself apart as a contractor that genuinely values...

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Passing The Torch

No matter how talented the entrepreneur, we all have a “shelf life.” For over 30 years, we at FBI have watched senior construction leaders stick around beyond – some well beyond – their effective leadership shelf lives. Doing so is detrimental in a host of ways, and...

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