GEN Faculty

Carlo Salvato, Ph.D., FFI Fellow
Carlo Salvato, Ph.D., FFI FellowFFI GEN faculty chair
Carlo Salvato, Ph.D., serves at the GEN Faculty chair and in this capacity is a member of the FFI Knowledge Development and Dissemination Committee. He is associate professor of business strategy at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, has served as an associate editor of the Family Business Review (FBR) and has published widely in the field.

GEN 102: Self in Systems: Systemic thinking, genograms & the role of the family enterprise advisor


Ricardo Fainsilber, MA, CFBA, CFWA
Ricardo Fainsilber, MA, CFBA, CFWA
Ricardo Fainsilber, MA, is a clinical psychologist. He studied industrial engineering before working in his family’s business. He then developed his own business which he later sold to open his practice.
Annika Hall, Ph.D., FFI Fellow
Annika Hall, Ph.D., FFI Fellow
Annika Hall, Ph.D. is director of Business Advisory at Grant Thornton in Stockholm, Sweden. A researcher and author, she is interested in interpersonal aspects, manifested through identity work, communication, values, power and sense-making, and how they influence corporate governance, strategy, and leadership/ownership transition.
Deb Houden, Ph.D., CFBA, CFWA, FFI Fellow
Deb Houden, Ph.D., CFBA, CFWA, FFI Fellow
Deb Houden, Ph.D., is a consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Formerly the director of the University of Wisconsin Family Business Center, she has lectured in numerous courses, including interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and family business ownership.
Ian Macnaughton, Ph.D., FFI Fellow
Ian Macnaughton, Ph.D., FFI Fellow
Ian Macnaughton, Ph.D., is the founder of Transition Point Coaching in Vancouver, Canada. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the field and is an FIA-certified expert in family relationships, family enterprise and has experience in his own family business.
Michael Madera, ACFBA
Michael Madera, ACFBA
Michael Madera is a consulting psychologist and executive coach with 18 years’ experience in individual development and organizational consulting. Michael has served as a facilitator in the Families in Business course at Harvard Business School.
Guillermo Salazar, CFBA
Guillermo Salazar, CFBA
Guillermo Salazar is with Exaudi Family Business Consulting in Houston. Originally from Venezuela, he was the recipient of the 2015 FFI International Award and is one of the founders of the Iberoamerica Virtual Study Group .
Pilar Unidad-Tolentino, CFBA
Pilar Unidad-Tolentino, CFBA
Pilar Unidad-Tolentino is assistant director of the Ateneo Family Business Development Center of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines as well as a family business consultant.
Helena von der Esch, CFBA
Helena von der Esch, CFBA
Helena von der Esch is director of members and development with FBN Sweden.

GEN 201: Family Enterprise Advising and Consulting: The action research model as applied to family enterprise


Carmen Bianchi, CFBA, FFI Fellow
Carmen Bianchi, CFBA, FFI Fellow
Carmen Bianchi is the founder of Carmen Bianchi Family Business Associates. A former FFI president, she received the 2012 FFI Barbara Hollander Award.
Jared Byas, CFBA, CFWA
Jared Byas, CFBA, CFWA
Jared Byas is a family business advisor at Delaware Valley Family Business Center in Philadelphia. Previously, Jared owned a small business and was an associate professor of philosophy. His work is focused on guiding business families toward sustainability through clear communication and governance structures.
Daphne McGuffin, FFI Fellow
Daphne McGuffin, FFI Fellow
Daphne McGuffin is the program director for The BDO SuccessCare Program in Canada. She focuses on helping family enterprises enhance communication and structure, while ensuring alignment around core ideology, strategy and transition.
Mairi Mickel, CFBA
Mairi Mickel, CFBA
Mairi Mickel is a fourth-generation owner of her family’s construction business and chair of her family’s grant giving fund. Her firm, Mairi Mickel’s Business Families, specializes in culture and family dynamics, family business education and management, leadership, legacy and strategic and business planning.
Kim Schneider Malek, MBA, CFBA, CFWA, FFI Fellow
Kim Schneider Malek, MBA, CFBA, CFWA, FFI Fellow
Kim Schneider Malek, MBA, has 25 years’ experience in organizational development, governance, and communication and is an adjunct faculty member at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. In 2014 she received the FFI Barbara Hollander Award.

GEN 202: Families of Wealth: A multidisciplinary approach


Lenka Beinhoff, TEP, ACFWA, ACFBA
Lenka Beinhoff, TEP, ACFWA, ACFBA
Lenka Beinhoff, TEP, is founder and CEO of Beinhoff & Co. AG, Beinhoff Family Office, serving client families as a family wealth and family business advisor. She speaks on family wealth and business topics and enjoys coaching her own next generation of two teenagers.
Richard Boyce, CFBA, CFWA
Richard Boyce, CFBA, CFWA
Richard Boyce leads EY’s Oceania Family Office Services practice. He has more than 24 years’ experience advising high-net-worth individuals and families including establishing and running family offices. Richard is a fifth-generation member of his family business, an organization with 100-year old roots in newspaper publishing.
Alex Hayward, CFWA
Alex Hayward, CFWA
Alex Hayward is a wealth strategist focusing on portfolio benchmarking, strategic review of family office organizations, governance, client education and technology efficiencies.
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Paul Lermitte, ACFBA, ACFWA, FFI Fellow
Paul Lermitte, ACFBA, ACFWA, FFI Fellow
Paul Lermitte has been advising families in business for more than 25 years. He is a certified financial planner. Paul is the author of the popular Allowances, Dollars and Sense book series.
Vaughan Scott, MBA, CPWA®, FFI Fellow
Vaughan Scott, MBA, CPWA®, FFI Fellow
Vaughan Scott, MBA, is managing director, investment advisor with Axiom Financial Strategies. He focuses on helping families and their businesses preserve wealth, capitalize on opportunities both inside and outside their businesses, and pass their values and their wealth on to future generations.

GEN 501: Myths, Realities, and Trends in the Field of Family Enterprise


Patricia Angus, JD, MIA, TEP
Patricia Angus, JD, MIA, TEP
Patricia Angus, JD, MIA, TEP, is CEO of Angus Advisory Group LLC and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where she is a founding director of the Family Business Program. She works exclusively with families, firms and advisors on issues of multi- generational wealth, business, and philanthropy.
Frank (Francesco) Barbera, Ph.D.
Frank (Francesco) Barbera, Ph.D.
Francesco (Frank) Barbera, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. The recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Reviewer for FBR, he researches a wide range of economic issues applied to family business and entrepreneurship.
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Jeremy Cheng, CFWA, ACFBA
Jeremy Cheng, CFWA, ACFBA
Jeremy Cheng is the manager of the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to this, Jeremy co-founded the Center for Family Business at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Anthony Devine, Ph.D., CFBA, CFWA
Anthony Devine, Ph.D., CFBA, CFWA
Anthony Devine, Ph.D., is at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England. He teaches at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with a focus on financial and management accounting, corporate governance, ethics and family business.
Natalie McVeigh, CFWA, ACFBA
Natalie McVeigh, CFWA, ACFBA
Natalie McVeigh is Vice President, Family Dynamics Consultant with Wells Fargo Private Bank. In addition to her work with clients and teaching, she is the chair of FFI’s Next Gen Practitioners Virtual Study Group.
Asher Noor, CFBA
Asher Noor, CFBA
Asher Noor is CFO and CIO for a Saudi Arabian family office, based in Riyadh. He has an MBA in family business from EDHEC Business School and is a member of the Business Families Special Interest Group at the Society for Trust & Estate Practitioners.

GEN 502: Family Governance in the Family Enterprise: A key structural element in family enterprise governance


Miguel Ramirez Barber, FFI Fellow
Miguel Ramirez Barber, FFI Fellow
Miguel Ramirez Barber has been consulting to family businesses for more than 25 years through his company, Profit Consulting in Mexico City. Miguel is CEO of the real estate group that was started by his father fifty years ago.
Jennifer East, CFBA, FFI Fellow
Jennifer East, CFBA, FFI Fellow
Jennifer East is the founder of ONIDA Family Advisors, Inc., an international coaching and consulting firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada. She specializes in working with family businesses and financial families.
Dennis Jaffe, Ph.D., CFBA, FFI Fellow
Dennis Jaffe, Ph.D., CFBA, FFI Fellow
Dennis Jaffe, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of organizational systems and psychology at Saybrook University and a family business advisor. A recipient of the FFI Richard Beckhard Practice Award, Dennis has published and presented widely in the field.
Kirby Rosplock, Ph.D., CFBA, FFI Fellow
Kirby Rosplock, Ph.D., CFBA, FFI Fellow
Kirby Rosplock, Ph.D., is founder and principal of Tamarind Partners, Inc. and a recognized researcher, innovator, advisor, author and speaker in the field. She is the author of The Complete Family Office Handbook and a member of the editorial committee for The Practitioner.

GEN 503: Tools for Positive Change in Family Business Systems: Analysis and application


Andrew Hier, FFI Fellow
Andrew Hier, FFI Fellow
Andrew Hier is a senior partner with Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise where he assists clients with ownership, business and family issues, including development of the next generation and conflict management.
Lloyd Steier, Ph.D., FFI Fellow
Lloyd Steier, Ph.D., FFI Fellow
Lloyd Steier, Ph.D., is vice chair of the FFI board of directors. He holds the Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and is director of the Family Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at the University of Alberta Business School.
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GEN 504: Meaning and Purpose: Philanthropy and the Family Enterprise


James Coutre
James Coutre
James Coutre is vice president of Insights and Connections at Fidelity Family Office Services in Boston. Prior to joining Fidelity, he was a partner at The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).
Etienne Eichenberger
Etienne Eichenberger
Etienne Eichenberger is co-founder and managing partner of WISE Philanthropy Advisors in Geneva and Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to setting up his firm, he worked for 10 years in the field of international development and foundations.
Maya Prabhu, CFBA, CFWA
Maya Prabhu, CFBA, CFWA
Maya Prabhu is an executive director of the Coutts Institute, Coutts & Co in London. Maya leads the Coutts Forums for Philanthropy and was involved in developing the Coutts Handbook for Philanthropy and Inspiring Local Philanthropy.