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The Family Biz Show

Jun 16, 2023

Ep 83. Navigating the Complexities of Family Wealth: From Family Business to Family Office 

On this episode of The Family Biz Show, Kirby Rosplock*, founder of Tamarind Partners, shares her journey growing up in a multi-generational family business and becoming a consultant. We covered topics such as the history of Kirby's family business, challenges faced by women in patriarchal family businesses, and planning for the future of family wealth. Kirby also discusses managing wealth and services available for families with varying net worth. Don’t miss this unique episode & share with others who might enjoy! 



Kirby is the founder of Tamarind Partners, Inc., a leading family office consultancy named Best Family Office Management Consultancy (2019) and Best Family Wealth Counseling by the Family Wealth Report (2019, 2022). She is also the Chief Learning Officer and founder of Tamarind Learning, an online learning platform for families, beneficiaries, and their advisors named Best Specialty Service Provider (2022) by the Family Wealth Report. Recognized by her peers as an innovator, educator, trusted advisor, lauded author, and world-renowned speaker, Kirby helps both business-owning families and family offices.  Born into a complex enterprising family, Kirby understands first-hand being a beneficial owner, inheritor, fiduciary, board member, and an operator. 

Kirby combines her life experiences with her passions for research, client advisory, and her love of writing, which have culminated in many articles, research studies, and books including The Complete Family Office Handbook (2014, 2021) and The Complete Direct Investing Handbook (2016). Kirby received honors including the prestigious Family Wealth Industry Thought Leadership award in 2018 from the Family Wealth Alliance and the Richard Beckhard Practice award for life-time achievement and outstanding contributions to family business practice from the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in 2018. 

Kirby earned her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, her MBA from Marquette University, and her Ph.D. from Saybrook University. For more than 20 years, she has worked in the world of finance, family wealth, and family business, including working in the securities industry for a broker-dealer and more than a decade in a prominent multi-family office as the head of Research and Development. Kirby is Dean of Family Office at the Purposeful Planning Institute, a Fellow and faculty at the Family Office Real Estate Institute at the University of Denver, former FFI GEN Faculty, co-trustee of the Harbeck Family Foundation, and currently serves on various advisory boards. 



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*not affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. 

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