The Family Business Consulting Group Names New Principal

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Family business experts, The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., announce the promotion of Mark T. Green to principal of the firm. This promotion reflects FBCG’s growing clientele on the west coast.

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“Mark has been an integral force in expanding our footprint on the West Coast,” said Drew Mendoza, managing principal of the Family Business Consulting Group.

The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. ® (, announced today that Mark T. Green has become a principal with the firm. Based in Salem, Oregon, Green is an expert on succession, governance, entrepreneurship and professionalization of the family business.

The Family Business Consulting Group advises family-owned businesses ranging from Fortune 500 operations to smaller, closely held companies. With consultants in Great Britain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, and throughout the United States, the prestigious group includes specialists in all areas of family business, including management, psychology, team building, communications, finance, conflict resolution, strategic planning and family business education.

“Mark has been an integral force in expanding our footprint on the West Coast,” said Drew Mendoza, managing principal of the Family Business Consulting Group. “His extraordinary dedication, highly collaborative approach, and deep knowledge of family businesses make him a tremendous resource for clients with complex transition issues.”

As a principal, Green will continue to focus his consulting work on helping businesses successfully transition from one generation to the next. His clients operate in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, timber, publishing and transportation. Most are located in the western United States.

In addition to advising family business clients, Green speaks frequently, presenting executive education programs and workshops for family businesses and the professionals that serve family enterprises. As a clinical professor in family business for Seattle University’s Albers School of Business, he leads a roundtable for next-generation leaders of family businesses, teaches family business management and conducts research on family business best practices and trends.

Before joining the Family Business Consulting Group as an associate in 2006, Green served as the director of the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University, where he helped create the award-winning Ties to the Land program for land-based family businesses. He also served as the A.E. Coleman Chair in Family Business, and was the founding director of the university’s Austin Entrepreneurship Program.

Green studied business administration at Cal Poly Pomona, obtained his M.B.A. from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and earned a master’s degree in political economy and Ph.D.s in economics and political science from the Claremont Graduate School in California.

Green comes from a family business, where he learned firsthand the challenges and pitfalls of running a family business, including the critical importance of issues such as succession planning, strategic planning and healthy family business relations.

About The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.:
The Family Business Consulting Group, founded in 1994, 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

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