RANDEL S. CARLOCK is the first Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership at INSEAD and the Opus Endowed Professor of Family Enterprise at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. He has over 20 years of executive and CEO experience and has completed postgraduate certification in family and marriage therapy. JOHN L. WARD is the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD, Clinical Professor and Director of the Kellogg School Center of Family Enterprises, Northwestern University and founder of the Family Business Consulting Group International. He is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the family business.
Craig E. Aronoff is Co-founder, Principal, and Chairman of the Board, of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. He is a leading consultant, speaker, writer, and educator in the family business field. Aronoff is perhaps the most prolific writer in the family business field. As the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA, Aronoff invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education universities world-wide. He has held the Dinos Eminent Scholar Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise and was a professor of management in Kennesaw State's Coles College of Business. The Aronoff Professorship of Family Business at Kennesaw State University was named in his honor.John L. Wardis Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity. Ward is the author or co-author of several leading texts on family business,Keeping the Family Business Healthy,Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises,Strategic Planning for the Family Business,Perpetuating the Family Business,Unconventional WisdomandFamily Business Key Issues. He is also an author of a collection known as The Family Business Leadership Series, each focusing on specific issues family businesses face.