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Helping Family Businesses
Prosper Across Generations®


Seeking the Best and Brightest

The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. is one of the most respected firms in the field of advisors to enterprising families.
For over 20 years, the firm’s thought leaders have built a practice which delivers the experience, professionalism and integrity they believe family businesses deserve. Our core belief is that multigenerational family enterprises are precious and vitally important to economies and the social fabric of the world and deserve the best care and counsel. The firm’s consultants have a unique opportunity to be part of an institution with a rich history, strong reputation, secure future and a culture that values excellence, shared learning, collaboration and collegiality.

We seek consultant candidates with the following qualities:

  • Intellectually curious
  • Proven track record in consultative setting(s)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Courageous
  • North American based
  • Responsible and Independent
  • Humble
  • Exceptional commercial instincts
  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant field from an academically rigorous university
  • Several years of relevant work experience and confident in areas of family systems, finance, governance and strategy.

Professionals who understand the importance of family enterprises and value being part of a group whose mission is to ensure their clients prosper across generations are encouraged to submit their qualifications to

The FBCG Residency Program

About the Program:
The FBCG Resident program is intended to provide graduates of advanced degree programs in disciplines related to family business who have a strong career interest in family business consulting with up to two years of work experience, mentoring and development. The program is structured to allow participants to apply their knowledge in their field of expertise while gaining experience in a consulting practice.

Each FBCG Resident is a full-time, salaried, benefit-eligible, employee of the firm. Near the conclusion of the first year, the FBCG Resident may be invited to apply to continue their residency for an additional year.

FBCG Resident Responsibilities:
The FBCG Resident will work from the company’s Chicago headquarters under the direction of the Executive Team on projects that apply the Resident’s academic knowledge to support the firm’s efforts to educate and serve client families.  Through this work, Residents will gain exposure to a wide variety of concepts that will support their development as consultants. In addition, it is anticipated that they will team with FBCG consultants on client engagements, applying their knowledge and gaining experience as a practitioner, in preparation for independent consulting projects as they move beyond the residency program.

Activities may include:

  • Reviewing, editing, and preparing articles and other educational pieces.
  • Preparing reading materials, presentations and other materials for client or public presentations.
  • Representing The Family Business Consulting Group at family business events as an attendee, speaker or moderator.
  • Supporting and working closely with consultants throughout client engagements.
  • Facilitating initial conversations with potential client families.
  • Researching on family business trends and practices.
  • Supporting development of FBCG’s practice areas.
  • Participating in firm-wide educational events.
  • Developing tools, references and resources to support consultants and clients.

Candidate Profile:
Candidates that demonstrate the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Advanced academic degree in a discipline related to family business (Masters or Ph.D. in strategy, management, business, finance, communication, organization development, or another academic discipline directly relevant to family business consulting).  A review of the bios of the firm’s current members posted on our company’s website will provide you with the very wide range of disciplines from which we recruit.
  • Exposure to and familiarity with family business concepts.
  • Strong interest in working with family enterprises as a career goal.
  • High level of personal drive, professionalism, learning orientation, and collaboration.

Applicants should expect up to 25% travel for events, presentations and client engagements.

Conflict of Interest:
In keeping with the firm’s principles and with an eye to avoiding potential conflicts of interest, members of The Family Business Consulting Group client families will not be eligible for consideration.

Application Process:
Submit a resume and cover letter to

8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 1340W, Chicago, IL 60631
P: 773.604.5005 E: 

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