David Lansky Named Principal of the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.

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The Family Business Consulting Group names new principal.

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We are thrilled to add one of the country's foremost experts on family and wealth to our ownership group

The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.® (efamilybusiness.com), announced today that David Lansky has become a principal with the firm.

Based in Highland Park, Illinois, Lansky is a nationally recognized expert on the psychology and family dynamics of multigenerational wealth. An advisor to family enterprises throughout the United States, his clients range from family offices and private trust companies to Fortune 500 operations with the third or fourth generation at the helm.

Drawing on his background as a family therapist and clinical psychologist, Lansky has helped entrepreneurial families and families of considerable wealth improve family relationships, resolve conflict and turn struggling enterprises into thriving organizations.

“We are thrilled to add one of the country’s foremost experts on family and wealth to our ownership group,” said Drew Mendoza, managing principal of the Family Business Consulting Group. “David is extremely talented at addressing individual and family concerns and facilitating productive communication in order to improve a family’s ability to work well together. His guidance has been key to a number of family enterprises’ successful leadership development, governance and business planning efforts.”

The Family Business Consulting Group helps some of the world’s largest, oldest, and best-known business-owning families prosper across generations. The prestigious business management consultancy consists of specialists in all areas of family business, such as management, psychology, team building, communications, finance, conflict resolution, strategic planning and family business education. Lansky joined the Family Business Consulting Group as a senior associate in 2008.

Lansky spent 15 years as a managing partner in a clinical psychology practice, where he observed the impact that personal relationships, family dynamics, and communication obstacles can have on financial families' business operations. He has served as a clinical faculty member and supervisor at Northwestern University’s Family Institute. He also taught marital and family therapy at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.

A frequent writer on family business and wealth, Lansky’s articles have appeared in Family Business Magazine, the Journal of Practical Estate Planning and the Journal of Tax Planning. He also conducts workshops for business owners, their families and their advisors. A member of the Family Firm Institute, Lansky was the coordinator of the institute’s Midwest Study Group, its longest standing study group. He is a member of The Private Wealth Advisors Study Group and serves on the board of advisors to The Institute for International Research Family Office Conference.

Lansky was one of the first psychologists in Illinois to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and was certified as a Family Therapy Supervisor by the National Association of Marital and Family Therapy. He obtained his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Rutgers University, which is widely regarded as an elite school in the field. Lansky graduated with honors from Montreal’s McGill University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology.

About The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.:
Founded in 1994, The Family Business Consulting Group is the leading business consultancy exclusively devoted to helping family enterprises prosper across generations. With 22 consultants in the United States, Canada and Europe, FBCG advises more business-owning families than any other firm in the world. In addition to assisting clients with strategic planning and succession planning, FBCG consultants conduct research, present seminars and author newsletters and books addressing key issues such as conflict resolution, board development, and improving family relationships and communications. The firm is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.

For more information about The Family Business Consulting Group and its services, contact Ken Bosshart at 770.421.0110 or visit efamilybusiness.com
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