Going on its third year, the Generations Family Business Conference will feature an impressive roster of local, regional and national keynote and breakout speakers who will share personal stories and experiences regarding the issues and trials that are unique to family businesses.

 

2019 Keynote Speakers


Cindi Bigelow, President & CEO
Bigelow Tea
“Family Tea Blenders Since 1945”

Cindi Bigelow is the 3rd generation President and CEO of family-owned Bigelow Tea, the US market leader of specialty teas that produces over 2 billion tea bags annually. As a family owned and operated business since 1945, Bigelow Tea is dedicated to being a premier packer of truly fine quality teas. Find out more about keynote presenter Cindi Bigelow.

Lamberto Frescobaldi, President
Frescobaldi Toscana

“700 Years of Wine History”

President Lamberto Frescobaldi represents the 30th generation of this renowned Tuscan winegrowing family. Frescobaldi Toscana is one of Italy’s oldest family wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. Find out more about keynote presenter Lamberto Frescobaldi.

Andy Unanue, Managing Partner
AUA Private Equity Partners
“Partnership-First Approach. Demographic-Driven Investing.”

 

Andy Unanue is the Managing Partner of AUA Private Equity Partners, LLC. Prior to establishing his current position, Mr. Unanue founded AU & Associates, LLC, the family office for the Unanue family. Previously, he held various positions with Goya Foods, Inc., including Chief Operating Officer.  Find out more about keynote presenter Andy Unanue.

Allie Taylor, PhD
Orange Kiwi
“A powerful combination of psychological understanding, academic research, and hands-on business experience.”

Many business owners (and indeed advisors) see transition and exit as a straightforward process involving decisions on taxation, legal compliance and wealth management. But, our research and experience prove that the process is far more complex: it’s a journey that affects every aspect of the owners’ lives – their business, their money and their self.  Read more about keynote presenter Allie Taylor & Orange Kiwi.

Suzanne Mansell, Family Dynamics Consultant
Wells Fargo Private Bank
“Provocative Peer Discussions: Getting to the Heart of the Matter of Succession and Transitions.”

Suzanne Mansell is a family dynamics consultant for Wells Fargo Private Bank. She provides educational workshops, facilitation, and coaching to multi-generational leadership teams regarding family business leadership strategies, team building, succession planning, and structuring family communication for harmony and business success. Read more about keynote presenter Suzanne Mansell.

Stan Van Vleck, President, Van Vleck Ranch & Partner, Downey Brand
“Van Vleck Ranch – A Family Owned Ranch Since 1856”

 

 

 

 

Mark Friedman, President
Fulcrum Properties

“The Fulcrum team delivers architecturally distinctive projects that influence the way people work, play, and live. ”

Stan Van Vleck, President of the family owned Van Vleck Ranch which has a history dating back to 1856 and partner at Downey Brand combine with Mark Friedman, President, Fulcrum Properties and part owner of the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise, to provide a unique window into how two local family business powerhouses navigate major changes in their industries, strategies, and family businesses.

Find out more about keynote presenter Stan Van Vleck.

Find out more about keynote presenter Mark Friedman.