Jennifer Byrd

Vice President, Operations and Finance

jbyrd@thefbcg.com
P: 773.676.8131

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Risk Management

Jennifer Byrd

Jennifer is the Vice President of Operations and Finance for The Family Business Consulting Group, where she plays an essential role in the day-to-day management of the organization and ensuring its financial stability. In collaboration with the president and CEO, Jennifer supports the firm’s strategic growth, focusing on process improvement and risk management.

Having been introduced to family business dynamics when her father bought a family-owned business in 1996, Jennifer found a natural fit at FBCG. Before joining the firm, Jennifer held several significant positions in various industries. Her extensive experience includes leadership roles in companies such as Global Eagle, Diamondback Air, Bluespace Software Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jennifer has also been an independent organization development consultant and business coach, practicing through her own consulting companies, Byrd Group LLC and JR Nybo, Inc.

Jennifer has previously served as an Advisory Board Member at Season to Soar, where she was the Co-Chair for the Outreach and External Affairs Committee. She was also an Advisory Board Member for the College of DuPage Accounting Program, where she shared student perspectives and insights to support and shape short- and long-term decisions.

Jennifer is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Jennifer is also an Affiliate Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Education

  • MBA, Entrepreneurship & Strategic Innovation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS, Organization Behavior from Northwestern University

Certifications

  • Prosci Certified Change Practitioner from Prosci
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC) from iPEC
  • Certified Performance Coach | COR.E Performance Dynamics Specialist (CPDS) from iPEC
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) from iPEC

Personal

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys running and cheering on her kids at their sports events. She values quality time with loved ones above all else, whether it's dining out or simply spending time together. She and her husband spent time in Denver and Dallas before settling in the suburbs of Chicago to raise their children close to family. They share their home with their beloved English Cream Golden Retriever, Dallas.

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