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Helping Family Businesses
Prosper Across Generations®

Kristi L. Daeda

Vice President

Contact Kristi:

P.  773.784.5008




Kristi leads a variety of practice areas for The Family Business Consulting Group including the firm's governance and board search practice, family business education, support for publications such as The Family Business Advisor and the firm's collection of family business books, strategic partnerships, and branding and communications efforts. She also moderates the firm's popular series of webinar discussions on family business topics.

Prior to joining FBCG, Kristi led sales, purchasing, marketing and IT for a family owned e-commerce retail company. She also spent five years as founder and president of a consultancy focused on helping professionals effectively market themselves, either as consultants/service providers or in job search for executive roles.

Kristi is a member of the Family Firm Institute, where she has contributed to the online publication The Practitioner and volunteered in planning its international conference. She is also on the Chicago Chapter board of the Private Directors Association and serves as co-chair for the education committee. Her writings are published in two books, Launchpad, a guide to building a successful career, and Lenses of Leadership: A Call to Action. She is a frequent speaker and writer on themes around family business, governance and personal development.

In addition to her professional activities, Kristi is involved with her local school and an organization that provides pro-bono strategic consulting to nonprofit organizations. She lives with her husband, two children and dog in the suburbs of Chicago.


  • Board Development
  • Independent Director Search
  • Family Governance
  • Family Business Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Development
  • Coaching


She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roosevelt University and is pursuing a master’s degree in learning and organizational change at Northwestern University.

Program Director:

  • The Chair Forum: Essential Conversations for Family Business Board Leaders
  • The Family Governance Forum: Connecting Leaders. Building Legacies.

Webinar Series Director and Moderator:


  • How to Run Your Family Business Without Ruining Your Family
  • Succession in the Family Business
  • Maximizing the Family Business Advantage
  • The Next Generation and the Family Business
  • Why Would I Want A Board? Real World Considerations on a Path to Effective Governance 

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