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.
How do once great companies fail? How would you know if your business was heading down a slippery slope? Listen to our blog this week as Wayne shares hard earned lessons from GE's harsh decline and presents you with ideas to ensure that your business...read more
Keeping your projects on schedule and meeting deadlines is critical to your success. Surprisingly, the underlying cause of project delays or quality failures is much more a behavioral issue rather than a process one. Watch our blog this week as Wayne...read more
Selling your family business is a dream for many entrepreneurs. Sadly, however, most family businesses don’t have the pieces in place to be able to maximize their value and attractiveness to others. What are, then, the five things you need to have in place...read more