Our Experts List

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Fredda Herz Brown

Fredda Herz Brown, Ph.D.

Featured in Chapter 3: Motherhood

Widely recognized for her extensive and pioneering contributions to the family enterprise field over a quarter century, Fredda Herz Brown has helped to establish standards of professional practice and the body of knowledge which defines the work of the field to this day.

Her work with multi-generational families came out of an early research project while she was heading The Family Institute of Westchester – a world-renowned postgraduate training center in family systems work. The project examined successful first to second generation family transitions.

Fredda is a principal of Relative Solutions, LLC, a firm that helps multi-generational enterprising families effectively manage complex decisions related to their shared assets.

Her distinguished career accomplishments have been recognized by the Family Firm Institute with its Barbara Hollander Award (1996), for her contribution to the family enterprise community, and the Richard Beckhard Practice Award (2002), acknowledging her contribution to professional practice. She has also been honored by the Family Office Exchange as an “Industry Pioneer and Thought Leader” (2002).

Fredda has written, published, and presented extensively on family enterprise topics. Her newest book and its accompanying online interactive tool, co-authored with her Relative Solutions colleague, Fran Lotery, Ph.D., focuses on sustainability in the family enterprise. It will be published later this year by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., with the online tool available through a partnership with Wiley.com.

She is a Fellow and founding board member of The Family Firm Institute.

Professional web site: www.relative-solutions.com