Sam Maldonado

Family Business Matters Associate

Email: [email protected] | Phone: +49 1516-731-4874

Sam Maldonado is a 4th generation member of a large family business in Venezuela. Due to the difficult political and economic circumstances in Venezuela his family decided to sell their core family business and are pursuing new projects with a family office based in Miami, Florida.

Sam Maldonado has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina. In 2015, Sam Maldonado completed a Masters in Family Entrepreneurship from Zeppelin University in Germany. He is fluent in English, Spanish and German. He has been a member of the Family Business Network’s Next Generation Committee and is currently its acting President. He sees his future in helping families prepare for the challenges of family business.

He believes that the family business should be a vehicle that helps the family educate and develop itself in which it promotes unity and not be a source of contention, conflict and detachment. He has been inspired by David Bork’s straightforward and human approach, his ability to identify with accuracy a family’s main challenges and his devotion to helping not only his clients but also everyone he associates with to strive towards living more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Sam is married to Michaela, who runs her family business and lives in the city of Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Does Your Family Business Need Help?

Family Business Matters has extensive experience assisting family businesses. With many decades of experience, we understand the wide variety of challenges that families face as they work together to build, grow and sustain a thriving family business generation after generation. Through conferences, continuing education programs, family business retreats, speaking engagements and private family business consulting services, Family Business Matters has assisted more than 500 family-owned businesses around the world chart their way through family business issues of all shapes and sizes.

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For more information on how Family Business Matters can help your family business survive and thrive, please contact us today at (970) 948-5077. You can also schedule an introductory phone call with Sam Maldonado.