The Family Business Consulting Group is proud to announce that Principal Consultant Michael Fassler has been elected as Chair of its Board of Directors.

“FBCG is marking its 30th year of service to family enterprises as I begin my tenure as the third Board Chair in our firm’s history,” said Mike. “We believe that multigenerational family enterprises are precious and vitally important to the economies and social fabric of the world and deserve the best care and counsel. I am committed to leading our board in guiding our firm’s evolution to meet the changing needs of our clients, expand our services to more multigenerational family enterprises, and ensure the sustained continuity of our organization.”

Mike joined FBCG in 2013 as a family business consultant, helping families develop and implement plans for succession, governance, and strategy. In 2016, he became a member of the ownership group and contributed as the board’s Vice-Chair, Chair of the Finance and Compensation Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Leadership Continuity Committee.

“Mike has been in a leadership role at The FBCG and on the Board of Directors for several years. It was no surprise that he was unanimously elected to Chair the Board,” said Stephen McClure, FBCG Senior Advisor and previous Board Chair. “Mike is a thoughtful, caring, strategic team leader and an outstanding consultant. Our cherished clients and FBCG will benefit greatly from his leadership.”

In addition to his roles at FBCG, Mike is an independent director on the board of Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. He serves as the Chair of the Dividend Policy Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Prior to FBCG, Mike served as Vice President and Managing Director for the consulting division of AgStar Financial Services and was a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Before AgStar, Mike served as president and principal of Salisbury Management Services, which was acquired by AgStar.

Mike earned a certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute, M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, and a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Annie reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan.