Family Business Owner Peer Group


The Family Business Owner Peer Group (FBO Peer Group) is tailored for this business climate.  Elevate your business performance with this custom 4-month in-depth program that takes  a “deep dive” discussion of two (2) urgent topics that are keeping you awake at night. Engage with CEO peers who are equally committed to their business success.

Please complete the following form to submit an application to participate in an FBO Peer Group.

Family Business Owner Peer Group Application

About You


About Your Business

Name & Email
Name & Email
Name & Email

Peer Group Meetings

Provide 3 topics that you would be interested in your peer group discussing. Prioritize by your interest and briefly explain the reason for your selection.

Program Description

The Family Business Owner Peer Group (FBOPG) is tailored for today’s VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) business climate.  Understanding the sense of urgency and momentum needed for you to continue to elevate your business performance, the program provides a consecutive 4-month, personalized, peer group program to take a “deep dive” into urgent topics that keep you awake at night to create strategies for your success.

We are accepting applications for the 1st quarter Family Business Owner Peer Group sessions.  The group provides a “safe” and confidential time for you to engage with your peers through the exchange of ideas, discussion of the impact of family dynamics and business, define solutions to persistent challenges and identify key actions experienced by owners growing and transitioning their business.

The group is led by expert facilitators that will ensure members leave with pragmatic action steps. Example topics for the group include:

  • Contingency planning
  • Succession and continuity planning for intergenerational transfer
  • Family participation plan – prerequisites for kids to enter business
  • Strategic options for a liquidity event
  • Role of family offices especially after liquidity event
  • Wealth education for next generation
  • Balancing entrepreneurial role with spending time with family
  • How doing business has changed e.g. impact of social media, millennial and Z generation

How It Works?

  • Members are placed in a group with non–competing businesses.
  • Ideal Group size is 10-12 participants.
  • Participate in monthly facilitated Peer Group – 2 hours each.
    • Group is topic-driven chosen by the current member cohort.
    • Location is Denver – BKD or MossAdams offices.
    • Food & Beverage provided.
    • Parking provided.
  • Receive two (2) Monthly Private Coaching Sessions – 1 hour each.
    • Phone or Video call.
  • Meeting schedule determined by Group. Coaching scheduled individually.

Member Profile

  • Family Business Owners with $5mm revenue.
  • Family member executive operating the business/C Suite or leadership team.

Rob Connor

Rob Conner is a Partner and CPA with BKD, LLP. He focuses on providing value added tax solutions to clients in the manufacturing, distribution, energy and technology industries. Mr. Conner is a designated BKDnext® Advisor for the firm. BKDnext is an intentional process and methodology designed to help business owners develop a comprehensive succession and continuity plan to achieve financial security for their business, their family and their future.
BKD, LLP is one of the largest CPA and advisory firm in the U.S. BKD combines the insight and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions to a wide range of industries.

Lisa Niederman

Lisa Niederman is the Founder & Managing Director of Speed2Results. Speed2Results focus is on assisting closely held and family businesses in transition. We work with owners, rising generation, partners and non-family executives with the behavioral and emotional challenges experienced in succession, continuity and preparation for sale. We call this Seller Readiness, addressing the “people” side of the transition journey to ensure continuity and optimal business valuation.

A dynamic change and organizational design professional with over 30 year demonstrated success in developing and executing human capital strategy, partnering with leaders to deliver results and facilitating business solutions with private and public companies of all sizes throughout the globe. Client businesses include a wide range of verticals spanning healthcare, telecommunications, legal, financial, hospitality and non-profits.


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