WAYNE RIVERS

CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
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WAYNE RIVERS
President

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.  He has also been quoted on the subject of family and closely held businesses by Forbes, Fortune,BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, CFO, Family Business, The New York Times, Washington Post, and by many other trade, local, regional, and national publications. 

He has written hundreds of articles for various magazines and trade publications and has produced an acclaimed blog for over 15 years.  He has done workshops and lectures for North American Home Furnishings Association, Harley-Davidson, CCA Global, YPO, ACA International, Associated General Contractors of America, National Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors, American Council of Engineering Companies, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Window and Door Manufacturers Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, University of Wisconsin, University of Pittsburgh, Wake Forest University, Virginia Tech, University of Hawaii, Babson College, UNC Asheville, and many others.

Wayne has also been honored as a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute.

Recent Posts

Three Tips for Keeping Your Mission Front and Center

It may be fairly simple for very small contractors to communicate their mission among a handful of employees. But what happens when contractors grow and add more – sometimes dozens and even hundreds more – people to their teams over time? Then what? Please tune in...

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Selecting and Winning the Right Work

If you’re like most contractors, even the largest ones, most of your business development effort comes just before your presentation is due or the project nears award. The hurry up and rush nature of BD can easily cause a contractor to develop myopia and miss big...

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The Top Five Reasons People Quit

Both Dennis and Wayne have done blogs concerning “The Great Resignation,” and researchers are still digging into this unprecedented phenomenon. Donald Cooper recently wrote in his blog of an MIT study, and it is pretty eye-popping! Please tune in this week as Wayne...

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