David Bork of Family Business Matters is an original pioneer in the field of family business consulting and is among the worldÃs leaders in counseling family businesses. Since 1968, he has assisted over 500 families in charting their way through every imaginable family business issue.
Working as a consultant for businesses, one of David Bork’s first clients was actually a family business. He used organizational theory to help this client, but discovered he was at a loss for solutions when intimate, long-term family relationships were at play in the business. When he searched for an organized body of knowledge to explain these intricate issues, he realized that one didnÃt exist. Over the next six years, he consulted with a variety of experts to create a theoretical base for his work, resulting in an effective system for family businesses.
David Bork has guided families from around the world in dealing with virtually every kind of challenge Ã± expansion, succession, governance structures, death of the founder, complexities of wealth and managing the interface between the family and the business entity. He’s had a profound, positive impact on his clients as you can read on our Testimonials Page.
David Bork is a proponent of the Family Systems Approach to family business and pioneered the integration of Family Systems Theory with sound business practice. BorkÃs profile of the families who practice constructive behaviors Ã± who remain Ã¬positively connectedÃ® and successful in business Ã± has been researched and validated by objective, university-based studies. He encourages clients to take the long view in their business planning, a strategy that has served them very well over the years.
Family Business Matters is an extension of that success. Today, Family Business Matters incorporates other Family Business Matters Associates that assist with delivery of family business consulting services to family businesses worldwide. We’ve put the family business succession principals we teach to our clients to work in our own company. Younger in age, our Family Business Matters Associates are able to bond with millenial aged family members to assure continuity in working with your family for years to come.