Stephen L. McClure
P: 208-342-7775
M: 208-908-3172

Areas of Expertise

  • Succession & Continuity Planning
  • Family & Corporate Governance
  • Multi-generational Continuity
  • Family Employment & Careers
  • Sibling Partnerships & Cousin Generation Success
  • Family Constitutions & Protocols
  • Shareholder, Family, Management & Board Alignment


Stephen L. McClure

Steve is a principal consultant of The Family Business Consulting Group specializing in making family-owned a competitive advantage. In doing so, he assists with family communications and decision making, succession planning and implementation, and governance and management in family firms. 

His work often involves family and non-family employee teamwork, implementing advisory boards or boards of directors, family councils, successor development and management practices, such as compensation and strategic planning, tailored to family firms. His clients are primarily in North America and include financial services, manufacturing, philanthropic, distribution, construction, retail, agricultural, textile services and professional services (i.e., family offices and trust companies); all operated or owned by families.

Steve has taught business continuity planning and family business management and governance to retail networks of international manufacturers, clients of law practices, international trade groups, business advisors, and to the members and owners of family businesses, both domestically and internationally. An innovator in providing unique services to private businesses, his articles on consulting methods appear in three volumes of collected works. 

He is the co-author of books on family business succession, family councils, compensation and working in a family business. He’s regularly quoted in the media and is a frequent speaker on family business topics.


  • Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Purdue University

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