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  • Owner to Owner Publication Fall 2022
    November 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of Owner to Owner, we speak with the team behind Peay Vineyards, share a strategy for managing your business’s liquidity during times of uncertainty, and look at fostering resilience in the workplace.
  • Financial rising graph and chart with lines and numbers that illustrate stock market behaviour.
    November 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Michael Conti, Neriah Ray-Saunders, and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the economy, credit markets, and private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
  • November 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with the team behind Peay Vineyards – Vanessa Wong, Nick Peay, and Andy Peay – to discuss what drove their interest in wine, how they approach winegrowing and winemaking, and how they differentiate themselves in a competitive industry.
  • Money question, where to invest, pay off debt or invest to earn profit, financial choice or alternative to make decision concept, businessman investor holding money coin thinking about investment.
    November 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    BBH Managing Director Lewis Hart shares a three-pronged strategy for effectively managing your business’s liquidity during times of volatility and uncertainty.
  • Woman sitting in yoga lotus pose and meditating. Human needs icons. Life balance concept.
    November 15, 2022
    • Private Banking
    BBH Senior Wealth Planner Ross Bruch explores the two ways businesses and other organizations can create a resilient staff: growing resilience within an organization’s existing workforce and hiring candidates that demonstrate resilient character traits.
  •  Image of Michael Russell Jr
    September 29, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In our fall Next Gen Spotlight, Mackenzie Dowling sits down with Michael Russell Jr. to talk about growing up in a family business and forging your own path.
  • Road way location Infographic with pin pointers
    August 09, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast discusses qualitative matters related to business succession, focusing on the importance of family values.
  • Owner to Owner summer issue publication cover
    August 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of Owner to Owner, we look at considerations when transferring private business shares to the next generation, discuss what business owners should be thinking about in this inflationary economy, examine QSBS elections and provide an overview of industrial revenue bonds.
  • Multi exposure of abstract virtual financial graph hologram on blurry skyline background, forex and investment concept
    • Private Banking
    Thomas Martin, Neriah Ray-Saunders and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the economy, credit markets and private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets
  • Business people merge the chain-Link concept
    • Private Banking
    Ali Hutchinson, a BBH senior wealth planner, and Ben Persofsky, the executive director of the BBH Center for Family Business, discuss the different methods for transferring shares in a private business to the next generation and cover the implications families need to consider from both a corporate and tax angle.
  • businessman pulling open calm sea curtain covered dark stormy ocean background
    August 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    John Secor and Ajit George of our Corporate Advisory team look at challenges business owners are facing in this inflationary economy and discuss how they can navigate this uncertainty.
  • A magician holding a magic wand over a hat iwith flares of light coming out of it.
    August 01, 2022
    • Private Banking
    The tax benefits for investing in or founding certain startup businesses can be incredible. Not all investors or founders can take advantage of these benefits, but for those who can, millions of dollars of tax can be saved – and with proper planning, potentially even more.
  • people wearing surgical masks
    June 30, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast discusses effective board governance during complex and uncertain times.
  • May 24, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Relationship Manager Reed Smith and Retirement and Trust Associate Matthew Senger break down the differences in setup, administration and contribution limits among three retirement strategies for small-business owners and the self-employed: the SIMPLE IRA, the Solo 401(k) and the SEP IRA.
  • Owner-to-Owner-issue-Cover
    March 30, 2022
    • Private Banking
    In this issue of Owner to Owner, we examine succession planning from several angles. Our Center for Family Business looks at the requirements of the founder or CEO both during and after transition, next generation family members as well as boards of directors, and also explores options in a situation where traditional ownership succession may not be the best path forward.
  • Cyclists in a race.
    • Private Banking
    A leader’s openness to exploring a future for themselves represents a crucial turning point in beginning the transition journey. We lay out several steps owners can take to begin on the path of a successful transition.
  • Illusration of two people high-fiving
    • Private Banking
    Engaging and preparing the next generation in the succession planning process can be daunting. We share several components that can help the process run smoothly.
  • Business people in a meeting.
    • Private Banking
    Many family businesses rely on their boards of directors to help them during succession planning. Here, we share our top considerations as it relates to boards of directors and their involvement in the process.
  • Business woman in a conference room.
    • Private Banking
    The decision to pursue an outside exit strategy, as opposed to a traditional family ownership succession path, is a difficult one. We lay out several steps that owners who are grappling with this issue can take as they seek to determine the best strategy for themselves, the family and the business.
  • Collage of Travis Boersma, Ward and Nico Landrigan, Victoria Mars, and Keith Campbell
    March 30, 2022
    • Private Banking
    Throughout the first quarter 2022 issue of Owner to Owner, we brought you stories of succession from real businesses. Here they are.
  • Owner to Owner Q2 2021
    June 02, 2021
    • Private Banking
    Owner to Owner examines issues around growth, liquidity and control in private business ownership, speaks with a 110-year-old family business and examines lessons for the intersection of business, personal values and philanthropy.
  • Stock market business graph chart on digital screen.
    • Private Banking
    Tom Martin, Matt Sweetser and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the business environment on three fronts: the overall economy, the credit markets and the private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
  • Male figure juggling three colored balls on gradient background
    • Private Banking
    Growth, liquidity and control are all interests core to private business owners, but they don’t always align. In the feature article of this issue, we speak with Rob Lachenauer, Managing Partner of BanyanGlobal, and Ben Persofsky, Executive Director of the BBH Center for Family Business, about the complications that arise around these strategic decisions when there are multiple owners with different priorities and how private business owners can best manage these competing interests.
  • Victoria Mars with blue abstract background behind her.
    June 02, 2021
    • Private Banking
    We sit down with Victoria Mars, former chairman and first corporate ombudsman of Mars, to discuss running a successful family business for 110 years, engaging family members after five generations and leveraging values and principles to maintain focus.
  • Colorful hand reaching for other colorful hands with butterflies in the background
    June 02, 2021
    • Private Banking
    We examine the story of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire and a Black woman, which offers some useful lessons for the intersection of business, personal values and philanthropy.
  • Open door with yellow light going through it
    December 02, 2020
    • Private Banking
    For the feature article of this issue, we brought together a group of CEOs in our ecosystem to discuss how they led their businesses throughout the year.
  • A woman riding on an origami boat
    December 02, 2020
    • Private Banking
    BBH Partner Kathryn George speaks with Dr. Kerry Sulkowicz about the emotional challenges that leaders face when their organization is in crisis.
  • Gray fingerprint close-up
    December 02, 2020
    • Private Banking
    Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast looks at considerations for private business owners with private foundations.
  • People playing life-sized blue Jenga
    July 15, 2020
    • Private Banking
    Here, we discuss decision-making about social interactions during COVID-19 as restrictions are loosened and individuals have very clear differences in personal risk tolerances.
  • Jon Rennert standing in front of Zoll Medical sign
    July 15, 2020
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, Jon Rennert, CEO of ZOLL Medical, shares how ZOLL was able to quickly ramp up ventilator production to help fight COVID-19, what the future of the office may look like and leadership through crisis.
  • The Morse family, Tyler and Rebecca Morse with their two young girls, stand together smiling
    January 23, 2020
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Tyler Morse, founder and CEO of MCR Hotels, and his wife and creative partner, Rebecca Morse, to discuss developing the TWA Hotel, scaling the business and working with your spouse.
  • People putting puzzle piece together
    January 23, 2020
    • Private Banking
    Travis Dunn discusses creating governance structures in family businesses with first and second generation ownership and why even companies with relatively few shareholders can benefit from doing so.
  • Cartoon people on a life size piggy banks with dollar bills and coins
    • Private Banking
    John Secor, Ajit George, Kyle Gordon and Carson Christus of our Corporate Advisory Group outline five options for family business owners that are committed to formalizing a dividend policy.
  • mom holding son with dad swinging son in air
    September 12, 2019
    • Private Banking
    BBH Senior Advisor Ellen Perry discusses the complexities surrounding a liquidity event and cover ways to make the transition more successful.
  • Four ladies standing behind a table with one woman sitting in chair
    September 12, 2019
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with third-generation family business Cervera Real Estate to discuss playing the long game when it comes to best serving clients, navigating the complexities of a family business and planning for succession.
  • Headshot of Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D.
    June 21, 2019
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D., the founder of the Boswell Group, to discuss the challenges leaders face, the complexities of leadership in private and family businesses and the common qualities he has seen in the best leaders.
  • Headshot of  Michael Preston
    June 21, 2019
    • Private Banking
    We sit down with Michael Preston, an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the co-director of its Family Business Program, to hear insights and advice gleaned from teaching the next generation of family business owners for more than two decades.
  • Three business people sitting in chairs in a row
    June 21, 2019
    • Private Banking
    Wealth Planner Nicole Jackson Leslie provides an overview of key estate plan personnel and criteria to keep in mind when filling these roles.
  • Two men sitting on a purple couch with glass jewelry display cases and marble fireplace
    March 28, 2019
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Ward and Nico Landrigan, the father-son duo behind fine jewelry lines Verdura and Belperron, to discuss Ward’s acquisitions of the two brands, Nico’s decision to join the family business and their approach to handling communication.
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    March 28, 2019
    • Private Banking
    Travis Dunn provides an overview of family business advisory boards and discusses their benefits, composition and steps for getting started.
  • A large percentage symbol made smaller numbers
    March 28, 2019
    • Private Banking
    Managing Director Brett Sovine discusses section 6166 of the Internal Revenue Code, which in certain situations permits the executor of an estate to defer federal estate tax on a closely held business following an owner’s death.
  • Image of Tim Belk and his family on their farm
    November 28, 2018
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Tim Belk, former CEO of the Belk department store chain, to discuss what running a family business entails, the process of selling his family’s 127-year-old company and why organic farming is one of his post-Belk ventures.
  • jigsaw puzzle piece with silouttes of 6 people
    November 26, 2018
    • Private Banking
    Travis Dunn provides an overview of family business governance, including its definition and purpose, benefits, resource commitment and steps to begin implementation.
  • A business woman stands with her hands behind her back, looking outside a window
    • Private Banking
    John Secor, Ajit George, Kyle Gordon and Carson Christus from our Corporate Advisory team discuss family and business factors that come into consideration when debating whether now is the time to sell the family business.
  • A group of confused people on tangled ladders in chaos next to another group of people working together on ladders in an organized way
    • Private Banking
    Benjamin Persofsky, John Secor and Brett Sovine address the different types of recapitalizations and what to consider when evaluating one. In addition, they zero in on shareholder reorganizations, a common form of recapitalization for families seeking to maintain control of the company during a capital event.
  • John and Sue Leone
    May 30, 2018
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with father-daughter duo John and Sue Leone of Bonney Forge to discuss how the company evolved into a family business, what it is like to work with family members and how they have approached succession planning.
  • Business men and women playing tug of war
    May 30, 2018
    • Private Banking
    We speak with Ellen Perry, a Senior Advisor to BBH, to discuss the complexities around decision-making in a family business, how families can overcome decision blockers and the tools families can use to foster better decision-making.
  • Bags of coffee in a warehouse
    March 20, 2018
    • Private Banking
    In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Travis Boersma, the founder and CEO of Dutch Bros Coffee, to discuss growing and scaling the business, the importance of people, values and culture and why he’s in the relationship business, not the coffee business.
  • Headshot of Bill Tyree
    March 20, 2018
    • Private Banking
    As BBH kicks off its bicentennial anniversary, we speak with Managing Partner Bill Tyree about critical turning points at the firm, the company’s culture and values and the importance of speaking up.
  • Diane Hessan
    March 16, 2018
    • Private Banking
    In “Five Questions,” Diane Hessan, chairman of C Space, shares the skills that have helped her navigate new industries from technology to marketing to entrepreneurship.
  • Multi-generation family and pet dog sit on a couch together smiling
    November 27, 2017
    • Private Banking
    Wealth Planners Karin Prangley and Anne Warren cover an important topic for private business owners: creating a family constitution to enable seamless business and wealth transitions.
  • Scale weighing a house vs. work with teal background
    • Private Banking
    John Secor, Ajit George and Kyle Gordon discuss a key issue faced by family businesses: the difficulty of managing capital and liquidity demands. They zero in on a critical factor of finding the right balance – patient capital – and provide advice on how family businesses can achieve this important objective.
  • Hand holding a paper family and umbrella on green background
    August 17, 2017
    • Private Banking
    Alison Hutchinson and Melineh Ounanian discuss the fundamentals an individual must follow in order to be a good trustee when the trust owns business interests.
  • Photo of Keith Campbell, Chairman of Mannington Mills
    May 23, 2017
    • Private Banking
    In the feature interview of this issue of Owner to Owner, BBH sits down with Keith Campbell, chairman of family-owned business Mannington Mills. We discuss the company’s approach to succession planning, hiring non-family executives, the importance of having stated values and a mission and the benefits of a family council.
  • Business man with a briefcase standing on a red arrow
    November 22, 2016
    • Private Banking
    Senior Vice President Melineh Ounanian discusses how business owners who have established a trust can get their family to understand how beneficial a trust can be, setting forth some of their top benefits from the beneficiary’s perspective.
  • A man in an office looking out of the window at other skyscrapers
    November 22, 2016
    • Private Banking
    John Secor, Ajit George and Kyle Gordon examine attracting and retaining professional executives in a closely held business. They discuss both the “softer” areas of focus that lead to success in hiring and retaining executives, as well as short- and long-term compensation structures.
  • Large and dense crowd of people standing and walking
    May 28, 2016
    • Private Banking
    Wealth Planner Karin Prangley discusses the benefits of and process for private business owners attaining official certifications as Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) or Women Business Enterprises (WBE).
  • Siloutte of a woman and man looking thru folders and casting shadows
    May 27, 2016
    • Private Banking
    John Secor and Ajit George discuss the importance of proper capital allocation for private company business owners and break down how to develop the framework for making such decisions.
  • Two hands passing a legal document.
    August 27, 2015
    • Private Banking
    Wealth Planner Anne Warren discusses grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) and sales to grantor trusts as planning techniques for owners of businesses that are expected to increase in value significantly over the short-term.

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