Greg Greenleaf is a principal consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group where he is an expert on succession, governance and professionalization of the family business. His highly collaborative approach and deep knowledge of family business make him a tremendous resource for clients with complex transition issues. Greg comes from a family business, where as president of one of his family’s businesses, he learned firsthand the rewards, challenges and pitfalls of running a family business, including the critical importance of issues such as succession planning, strategic planning and fostering healthy family business relations.
Drawing on his background as a family therapist and clinical psychotherapist, Greg has helped entrepreneurial families improve family relationships, resolve conflict and turn struggling enterprises into thriving businesses. His clients operate in a variety of industries including the home supply industry, manufacturing, mining, farming, real estate development, financial services and food services. His clients are located throughout the eastern seaboard, midwest and the south.
In addition to advising family businesses, Greg frequently speaks at workshops for family businesses and the professionals that serve family enterprises. He regularly receives feedback that individual audience members felt he was speaking directly to their unique family situations. He has become the go-to advisor for numerous professionals that rely on his formidable skills to move a family forward to a healthier and more profitable future.
Before joining FBCG in 2005, Greg was the President of the Walter J. Greenleaf Company. After graduate school, Greg worked as a clinical psychotherapist in Boston Massachusetts before returning to Pittsburgh and his family’s business. Greg has served on many boards in the Pittsburgh area including The Pittsburgh Opera, Allegheny College, the Mel Blount Youth Home and The Three Rivers Work Force Investment Board.
Greg and his wife Rebecca reside in Washington, D.C. and Naples, FL.
Succession & Continuity
Conflict & Communication Management
He is a member of the Family Firm Institute, the National Eagle Scout Association and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Greg earned a BS in Studio Art and a BA in Philosophy from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He also graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College Graduate School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"Greg has shown considerable strength in his ability to remain impartial to all family members with transparency for all. With Greg's help and his insistence for transparency, we were able to maintain and build on the trust within the family. Greg's knowledge of business issues and family dynamics make him a perfect match for any family struggling to manage both."
The Shaw Family
"We are grateful for your Greg's help with our family business, teaching us good governance. He has proven himself to be professional, skilled, knowledgeable and respectful of confidences, courageous under fire, sympathetic, supportive, empowering, funny, and challenging."
Julia Willis Crump
"Our family used Greg Greenleaf with The Family Business Consulting Group. He helped us with our entire family governance structure - start to finish. His ability to draw out core and underlying principles from a varied group (generations, education, and involvement) of family members helped the family tremendously. He was then able to focus the key stakeholders to collaborate on and implement a long term strategic plan to accomplish the family vision."
Daniel S. Bowman
Tibbetts Holdings, LLC.