Mark Conan

Mark B. Conan, CFO and Financial Consulting, Age 55 Mr. Conan has over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance and is currently providing advice and services with Family Business Advisors and through his own firm CFO LLC.  He served as the VP of Finance and...

Best Business Decision: Shobi Dahl

Shobi Dahl, CEO of Dave’s Killer Bread / NatureBake was profiled by Portland Business Journal in early 2012. Here’s what he said his Best Business Decision was: Working with a family business counselor when things got rough between my dad, uncle and I a few...

Dan Schneider

Dan joined Family Business Advisers in 2011 and brings a strong background in individual and organizational performance solutions to the team. He has worked at the “C” level for several companies in a variety of industries. He specializes in coaching and working with...

Bill Hebert

Bill Hebert joined Family Business Advisers in 2011. Prior to joining FBA, Bill had a long and successful career with Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (a large publicly owned forest products company) during which he was, among other things, CFO and President of an...

Eugene J. Wallace

Eugene J. Wallace has been called a, “Strategic Advantage,” by many of his clients. As founder and president of Family Business Advisers and owner of Excell Oregon, Eugene has integrated his experience as a husband, father, successful business owner, and his...

Ed Warnock

Ed Warnock joined Family Business Advisers in 2007. He is a specialist in designing and managing strategic change. His strategic plans are unique in that they include the specific actions and performance targets at the operational level needed to produce superior...

The Power of a Buy-Sell Agreement

Securing the Life and Legacy of Your Family Business Failure to develop an adequate plan for the disposition of a business interest at the death or disability of its owner could kill your business legacy.  It may result in a forced sale of the interest whether it is a...

The Cost of Leader Development

by Eugene J. Wallace “Let me get this straight, Pat,” Jerry asked with a degree of shock and awe, but without rancor, “you are asking for hundreds, no thousands of dollars for executive leadership development, when we have a company-mandated cost-savings directive?”...