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Our team of consultants are trained to meet the needs of your business and family.  Each one has extensive experience in family business operations to help you find the answers to your most difficult questions.

Our Team

WAYNE RIVERS

WAYNE RIVERS

Wayne Rivers is the co-founder and President of The Family Business Institute, Inc.  He has authored four books on the subject of business families the latest of which is Our Family Business Crisis and How It Made Us Stronger.  Wayne has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, "BusinessWeek: WEEKEND" and on the Retirement Living Network. Wayne is a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist and has also been honored as a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute.

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KEVIN ALBANESE

KEVIN ALBANESE

Kevin Albanese has a lifetime in construction having grown up in a three-generation family construction business. Kevin specializes in working with executives and their leadership teams on complex issues such as strategic planning, succession planning, corporate governance, and labor relations.
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BILL BABB

BILL BABB

Bill Babb is a family business consultant who has devoted his 31 year career to helping successful business owners sort through the intricacies of advanced wealth management.
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DENNIS ENGELBRECHT

DENNIS ENGELBRECHT

Dennis Engelbrecht is a family business consultant who has devoted his life and career to creating, improving, building, and coaching entrepreneurial pursuits and business success. He has seven successful business ventures of his own to his credit.
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MIKE FLENTJE

MIKE FLENTJE

Michael Flentje is a highly accomplished business and military leader with over four decades of delivering high value impact to organizations while serving in leadership roles as a business practice leader, management consultant, and nuclear submarine officer.
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TRAVIS HENDRICK

TRAVIS HENDRICK

Travis Hendrick is an experienced construction professional with over 20 years in industry management and leadership roles. Travis has worked in estimating, engineering, project management, finance, and accounting positions.
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ROB HOOVER

ROB HOOVER

Rob is an experienced business consultant who specializes in executive coaching, facilitation, and change management strategies to help clients reach their full potentials. His areas of expertise include team building, high-quality project deliverables, business modeling, strategic planning, and crucial conversations.
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CHARLOTTE KOPP

CHARLOTTE KOPP

Charlotte is the Business Development Manager at The Family Business Institute. She started her career as a middle school teacher before electing to stay home and raise her children. During that time, she created a catering business which allowed her to enjoy her passion of cooking while simultaneously gaining sales and marketing experience.
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JOHN MAYES

JOHN MAYES

John Mayes grew up working in his family’s business. He learned firsthand about the commitment and dedication that it takes to operate a successful family-owned business.
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DOUG MCCRIGHT

DOUG MCCRIGHT

Doug McCright has an extensive business background. He grew up on his family’s farm in Iowa, graduated from Southern Illinois Magna Cum Laude, and embarked on a career in agribusiness. He has experience in agribusiness, construction, the food sector, franchising and other industries.
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BILL PROVETT

BILL PROVETT

Bill Provett is a family business consultant who has been active in a variety of domestic and international industries including construction, manufacturing, electronics, telecommunications, and automotive as a consultant and agent of change.
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JOHN STUMP

JOHN STUMP

John Stump is a Performance Roundtable Facilitator and Family Business Consultant. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for LMG Holdings, a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock company with operations in 47 states and Canada.
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JOHN WOODCOCK

JOHN WOODCOCK

John Woodcock is a Performance Roundtable Facilitator and Family Business Consultant. An experienced executive with nearly thirty years in the building and contracting industries, John’s business expertise is practical and extensive and includes strategic planning, business operations, risk management, finance, and business development.
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If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying!

We’ve all heard this hoary old business cliché. Is it true? And what does it mean to grow? Is it top line growth about which people are talking, or are there other ways to grow? And what does growth mean at the individual level? Please tune in this week as Wayne...

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