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Joshua Nacht, Ph.D.Nacht_200x300


Contact Joshua:

P.   303.823.5363
M.  303.868.5517




Joshua Nacht is a consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group. He brings a complementary mix of perspective and experience to his roles as a steward, scholar and consultant to family enterprises. Joshua connects well with people, and he highly values the relationships and trust that are built in his work with business families.

Joshua works with business families to manage their complexity and create opportunities by focusing on effective governance and transitions. He enjoys working with multigenerational families to integrate diverse perspectives and create strong ownership groups by developing structured plans for continuity.

Joshua is an active collaborator and thought leader in the field, and is a co-author on numerous articles. He has presented on a range of issues including next-generation leadership development, having multiple roles, incorporating married-ins, and creating generational cohorts.

He is an active family business owner, and serves as a married-in, third generation family member on the Board of Directors of the 75-year old Cleveland based Bird Technologies. In addition, he is a second-generation owner of a real estate development and management company in Edwards, Colorado.

Joshua and his wife Alison have two children, and are part of a thriving small-town community where they are founding members of a cooperative school. He enjoys cooking, nature excursions, and is an avid skier and cyclist in his native Colorado.


  • Governance and Family Council Facilitation
  • Next Generation Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Transition Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Communication and Teambuilding 

Honors and Memberships

  • Received the 2016 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Family Firm Institute, Inc. that recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the field of family business study. 
  • Family Firm Institute Certificate in Family Business Advising


Joshua earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2007 and worked for five years as a professional counselor with individuals, groups and families. He also led wilderness skills trips. In 2015, he earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems at Saybrook University with a focus on family-enterprise. Joshua’s dissertation research, “The Role of the Family Champion,” investigated leadership within the ownership group of business families. 

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