“It is with great pleasure and much enthusiasm that we welcome Stephanie as our newest owner and partner,” announced Stephen McClure, principal consultant. “She has long been a leading contributor to our firm’s growth, internal processes, intellectual leadership, camaraderie and most important: high-value services to our clients. Her well-deserved addition to the ownership group will be felt for years to come as FBCG advances its mission of helping family firms prosper across generations.”

A recognized expert on the topic of succession, Stephanie frequently collaborates with clients on key aspects of this process, such as establishing succession plans, drafting needed policies and governance structures, and building a framework for next-generation collaborations. “Stephanie’s accomplishments as a family business expert coupled with her corporate governance and entrepreneurial expertise make her a fantastic addition to the FBCG ownership team,” said Drew Mendoza, managing principal. “She fully embraces the firm’s culture and is very well respected in the field.”

In addition to her consulting work, Stephanie co-authored Building a Successful Business Board and Siblings and the Family Business which are two well-regarded, practical books published by Palgrave. Her latest book, Transitioning from the Top: Personal Continuity Planning for the Retiring Family Business Leader, takes an in-depth look at the dynamics and challenges for leaders in transition and the systems around them, to deliver insights on sources of difficulty and tips and tools for effective planning.

Established in 1994, The Family Business Consulting Group’s ownership group today includes Craig Aronoff, Drew Mendoza, Stephen McClure, David Lansky, Joe Schmieder, Greg Greenleaf, Dana Telford, Michael Fassler, and Stephanie Brun de Pontet.

Our intention is similar to that of many of the family businesses we serve: to perpetuate The Family Business Consulting Group across generations by constantly identifying and attracting outstanding professionals and continuously facilitating their improvement while reinvesting in our organization, methods and intellectual capital.

Welcome to your new leadership role, Stephanie!