In the feature story of this issue of Owner to Owner, BBH sits down with Jack Philbin, CEO of Vibes, to discuss founding and growing the company, streamlining mobile marketing across channels and innovating in a fast-paced industry.

In addition, John Secor, Ajit George and Kyle Gordon of our Corporate Advisory practice 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. Finally, Melineh Ounanian of our Trust Companies 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. As always, we review the overall economy, credit markets and private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.