Meet the Faculty
The following leading family business governance experts will be facilitating the program:
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.
Wendy is a senior consultant at the Family Business Consulting Group, working closely with business leaders, family firms, and boards. She brings deep knowledge and perspective to global clients across sectors, facilitating meaningful conversations with multi-generational families on governance, firm continuity, leadership, next generation preparation, and conflict resolution. She is especially adept at establishing integrated governance structures for the family, business, and ownership, to promote alignment, communication, and harmony within and across these constituencies.
Dana Telford is a principal consultant specializing in helping family business owners plan for succession and manage the complexities and opportunities that are inherent to family business. He works with controlling owner, sibling partnership and multi- generational family enterprises of all complexities and sizes, and across multiple industries. His former and current clients include leaders from Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest, a royal family and two of the largest privately held businesses in the world.