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Featuring the FFI Organizational Members – Part III
June 28, 2019

oday, in our third feature of this year’s FFI Organizational Members series, we are pleased to feature seven distinguished organizations and educational institutions that are FFI organizational members.

BDO Advisory BV
BDO Logo
BDO Advisory BV, based in the Netherlands, is an accounting and financial consultancy, working with families and family enterprise to secure stability and plan for the future. FFI members are Ruud Loos, Michel Prent, CFBA/CFWA, Bram Tijssen, and Edvard van de Vijver, FFI Fellow.
Read a recent blog post from Ruud Loos, “Why focus on growth offers your family business new opportunities” (“Waarom focus op groei uw familiebedrijf nieuwe kansen biedt”).

Read a recent blog post from Michel Prent, Senior Manager, Family Businesses Advisory Group, “International growth is fantastic, but how do you maintain the ‘family business feeling’?” (“Internationaal groeien is fantastisch, maar hoe behoud je het ‘familiebedrijfgevoel’?”).

Ruud Loos
Michel Prent
Burns & Levinson
Burns & Levinson is a Boston-based law firm that provides a team approach with clients by utilizing all the talent available within the firm and partnering with others to meet clients’ needs. The firm has extensive experience representing founder and family-owned businesses since its founding in 1960 and the team is sensitive to the dynamic of family and business issues and understands the clients’ needs for a multi-disciplinary team approach. The firm is also a sponsor of the FFI New England Chapter. FFI members are Brian Bixby, Christine Fletcher, David Raymon, and Lorraine Stark.
Brian Bixby is on the Steering Committee for the New England Chapter of FFI, and he was selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Christine Fletcher was named co-chair of the firm’s Private Client Group just last week, and she was named to the 2018 Women Worth Watching® List by Profiles in Diversity Journal. She is a regular contributor for where she gives advice on successfully managing trusts and estates.

Burns & Levinson elevated David Raymon to the firm’s partnership in April 2019.

In October 2018, Lorraine Stark was named to the 2018 Massachusetts Rising Stars list.

Brian Bixby
Christine Fletcher
David Raymon
Lorraine Stark
EY Global Family Business Centre of Excellence
EY Global Family Business Centre of Excellence is designed to support family businesses, their owners and their managers, wherever they operate in the world. The Center brings together advisors from the EY global network to share knowledge and insight to address family business challenges and provide seamless services for internationally based family-owned companies. EY has more than 100 FFI members from more than 30 countries, many of whom have earned a GEN certificate or are currently enrolled in the program. Alexander Hayward, CFWA, is on the GEN faculty and is a member of the 2019 FFI Global Conference Committee.
Alexander Hayward
Family Enterprise Xchange
Family Enterprise Xchange is a Canadian organization for family enterprises. Its goal is to empower enterprising families and their advisers so they can succeed and flourish. To achieve this, FEX provides business families and their advisers with a unique blend of shared wisdom and experience and leading-edge thinking and knowledge. FFI members are Russel Baskin, Bill Brushett, and Ruth Steverlynck, CFBA.
Russel Baskin is the National Director of Education & Programs for Family Enterprise Xchange.

Bill Brushett is President & CEO of Family Enterprise Xchange.

Russel Baskin
Bill Brushett
Ruth Steverlynck
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
From their offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, the firm of Morgan Lewis works with clients ranging from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising startups. FFI members are John Kober, Jason Ray, and Timothy Rupp.
John Kober chairs the FFI North Texas Study Group. He was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
John Kober
Jason Ray
Timothy Rupp
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Business School
The Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), commonly known as Tecnológico de Monterrey, was founded in 1943 by a group of entrepreneurs headed by Don Eugenio Garza Sada. It started with the Monterrey Campus located in the city of Monterrey, Mexico that is the main teaching and research campus and the one described in this profile. Seeking to educate professionals and equip them with the skills needed to succeed in the business world, Tecnológico de Monterrey at Monterrey has developed into an institution recognized—both nationally and internationally—for its academic excellence. FFI members are Ignacio de la Vega, Juan Pablo Murra, Maria Fonseca Paredes, and Fernando Sandoval Arzaga.
Ignacio de la Vega
Juan Pablo Murra
Maria Fonseca Paredes
Fernando Sandoval Arzaga
TriBridge Partners, LLC
TriBridge Partners LLC helps protect the assets of its clients by bridging the exposure gaps to create continuity through the expertise of the firm’s associates in combination with strategies, and solutions. The firm assists its family business clients with continuity planning, multi-generational transitions, and compensation and benefits. FFI members are Jason Ditto, David M. Morris, John C. Morris, and Kim Natovitz.

TriBridge Partners Selected as Exclusive Coordinating Broker of Insurance Programs for D.C. Bar Members

Jason Ditto
David M. Morris
John C. Morris
Kim Natovitz

FFI Organizational Members

In case you missed the previous editions featuring our organizational members, here they are:

If you have four or more people in your organization who are or would like to be members of FFI, organizational membership may be for you. Contact

Newsflash: Congratulations to the FBR editors and authors!
Our publisher, SAGE, has let us know that the 2018 Journal Citation Reports® have been released with great results for our journal, Family Business Review (FBR). The journal increased its Impact Factor this year from 3.824 to 6.188 and is now ranked 13 out 147 in Business. Ahead of Harvard Business Review! And the highest Impact Factor FBR has had in its 30+ year history.
The impact factor of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in that specific journal. It is often used as a metric for the relative importance and/or impact of a journal within its field. Journals with higher impact factors are therefore noted to be more important and influential than those with lower impact factors. The journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) year. Journal Impact Factors are released annually by Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports.
Dates to Remember
Last day to submit a case for the Family Enterprise Case Competition
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Last day to submit proposals for the 4th Review Issue of Family Business Review (FBR)
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London Regional event | 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Host: KPMG LLP, 15 Canada Square, London, England
Program: Master Class with Dr. Kris Verburgh, author of The Longevity Code and keynote speaker at the FFI Global Conference
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The FFI Board of Directors provides strategic vision and oversight for the development of the organization. Over the past few months, the 2019 Nominating Committee has solicited suggestions for nominees, and interviews with potential candidates have been held. The Committee is pleased to announce the following nominees for four-year terms on the FFI Board of Directors. Voting will be conducted by electronic ballot, which will be sent to FFI members in mid-August. New board members will take office following the annual meeting held on October 25, 2019, at the annual global conference in Miami.