With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
FFI, Princeton Family Business Consultants Peer Group
Please share a little about yourself and your business.
Jeff is a principal of Blum & Savlov, LLP and consultant to family owned businesses, families who share significant assets and the advisors who serve them. He brings more than 20 years of unique experience in sales and marketing, business ownership, entrepreneurial endeavors and family dynamics training, along with a common sense style, to his consulting work with families. By integrating his diverse business background, extensive academic work and family dynamics/psychological training with his experience working in his family’s commercial printing business, Jeff helps enterprising families to balance family and business so both will thrive for many generations.
Having participated in his family’s business, Jeff understands first hand the challenges of balancing the interplay between family and business and the devastation that can befall an otherwise healthy business when this balance is not proactively managed. In the business Jeff’s family owned, a consultant was brought in to work with the family, facilitated a successful reorganization of the business and helped rebuild family relationships. This is one of the primary experiences which motivated Jeff’s career in family business/family wealth consulting.
Jeff holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University with specializations in group dynamics and family systems theory and has a post-graduate certification from the Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey (now the Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of NJ) where he is a member of the faculty. In addition, he has consulted with Fortune 500 companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Schering Plough. He also devotes a portion of his time to performance enhancement with corporate executives and elite high school athletes.
Jeff holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute (FFI), Boston, MA. Through membership in FFI, an international organization comprised of family business and family wealth advisors, consultants, educators and researchers, Jeff has access to the latest trends, developments, best practices and research in family business and family wealth consulting. Jeff is the founder of the Princeton Family Business Consultants Group, an interdisciplinary group meeting twice annually with professionals from across the U.S.
Jeff lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children. He coaches youth sports and makes time for his lifelong passion – ice hockey. Jeff approaches his life and work with creativity and a sense of humor.