Family Business Succession Planning

Family Biz Show - May 12, 2020: Guests Jeff Savlov and Ira Bryck

The Family Biz Show: Episode 4

 "Why Family Business Consultants Cry Themselves to Sleep at Night"


Join us this coming Tuesday, May 12th from noon till 1pm EST to learn:

  • Why the work can be both tough and rewarding.
  • The frustration felt when families ask for help and then get in their own way by sabotaging the process.
  • What successful family businesses are doing to grow, communicate, and continue into the next generation. 

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This week’s guests:

Ira Bryck, Family Business Advisor*


Ira Bryck helps leaders grow. He recently passed the torch, after 25 years as founding director of the Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley, that provides expert and peer learning through forums, workshops, consulting and roundtables. His new work includes coaching business owners, personality assessments for professional and personal development, and facilitating executive peer groups.

Ira is the author of three plays about life in family business, presented as “edu-tainment” at conferences worldwide.  His third play, A Tough Nut to Crack, is based on his years in his family's 4th generation childrenswear business. He is the host of the Western Mass Business Show on WHMP, so far having interviewed over 250 entrepreneurs. He has created a blended format of strategic questioning and role playing that assists entrepreneurs in finding new solutions.

Ira can be reached at or




Jeff Savlov, Founder at Blum and Savlov*

Jeff is the Founder of Blum & Savlov, LLP and consults to business families, legacy wealth families and the advisors who serve them. He brings more than 30 years of unique experience in sales and marketing, business ownership, entrepreneurial endeavors and family dynamics/psychological training, along with a common-sense style, to his consulting work with families. By integrating his diverse business background, extensive academic work and family dynamics/psychological training with his experience working in his family’s commercial printing business, Jeff helps enterprising families to balance family and business/wealth so both will thrive for many generations.

Having participated in his family’s commercial printing business in New York City, Jeff understands firsthand the challenges of balancing the interplay between family and business and the devastation that can befall an otherwise healthy business when this balance is not proactively managed. In the business Jeff’s family owned, a consultant was brought in to work with the family, facilitated a successful reorganization of the business and helped rebuild family relationships. This is one of the primary experiences which motivated Jeff’s career in family business and family wealth consulting.

Jeff has appeared in The New York Times and Family Business Magazine.  He has given 100s of presentations including, The Purposeful Planning Institute, Vistage and The Family Firm Institute. 

Jeff can be reached at: or


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You won’t want to miss it!



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