Michael L. Fassler

Principal consultant Mike Fassler provides family business planning services with a focus on helping his clients grow their relationships, capabilities and capital. Mike has been serving family businesses since 1984, across industries and internationally.

Mike helps families develop and implement plans and decisions for succession, governance and strategy. Most of his work is focused on family businesses owned by sibling teams and cousin teams with an emphasis on helping clients balance the tension of family and business as their families and businesses grow. 

He understands how to teach and motivate family business leaders to develop and use decision making, communication and reward structures which help them become more effective in achieving personal, family and business goals.

Prior to joining The Family Business Consulting Group, Mike served as vice president and managing director for the consulting division of AgStar Financial Services, a $6+ billion total asset financial services company. In addition to leading the consulting business unit, Mike also served on AgStar’s senior leadership team. Before AgStar, Mike served as president and was a principal of Salisbury Management Services, later acquired by AgStar Financial Services.


  • Certificate in Family Business Advising, The Family Firm Institute


  • M.S. in Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University
  • B.B.A. in Finance, University of Notre Dame


Mike and his wife Annie reside in Kalamazoo, MI from where Mike travels to work with his clients.

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