Dean R. Fowler, Ph.D. is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts specializing in the emotional dynamics that impact families-in-business and families of wealth. The international association, The Family Firm Institute, honored him by selecting him to receive the prestigious “Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement”. Since 1999 only 10 individuals have received this award. His 2002 book – Love, Power and Money – has won world-wide acclaim in reviews in the major publications dealing with family enterprises as one of the best books on integrated family transition planning.
In 1995 he developed The Comprehensive Family Business Roadmap™ and has since developed The Comprehensive Partners Roadmap™ and The Comprehensive Family Wealth Roadmap™. These Roadmaps allow family members, partners and advisors to voice – confidentially – their own perspectives on strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. The comprehensive report evaluates these diverse perspectives, clarifies needs, and provides a comprehensive roadmap with written recommendations for action.
In 2009 a new television series – Family Inc. – was launched in five Midwestern states with Dean Fowler serving as host. (family-inc.com)
In 2011 he published two new books – Family Business Success Factors and Proactive Family Business Successors.
During the past thirty years, Dean Fowler has served over 350 family clients in both the United States and Europe. His firm, Dean Fowler Associates, provides integrated services focusing on the “soft side of hard issues” by working closely with the other professional advisors trusted by the family client.
“Having worked in several family businesses and on the boards of several family companies, I am acutely aware of the potential for heartbreak. A rare few worked. The opposite is the general case. After a family/business conflict, it is not uncommon for family members to never talk again for the rest of their lives. Some family business consultants, like Dean Fowler, have found better ways.”
John Torinus CEO, Serigraphics, Inc.
“Through his book and his leadership of our family council, Dean Fowler has given me the inspiration and the language I need to talk with my father about succession planning, his philosophy on business and family, and his personal expectations of his six children, and particularly, of me.”
Vesla Bemis, Bemis Manufacturing Company