​Principal Consultant, The Family Business Consulting Group



Steve McClure is a principal of the Family Business Consulting Group. Steve specializes in family communications and decision making, succession planning and implementation, and governance and management in family firms. His work often involves family and non-family employee teamwork, implementing advisory boards or boards of directors, family governance, successor development and management practices, such as compensation and strategic planning, tailored to family businesses. His clients are primarily in North America and include financial services, manufacturing, philanthropic, distribution, construction, retail, agricultural, textile services and professional services (i.e., family offices and trust companies), all operated or owned by families. Clients range in size from $5 million (USD) to several billion.

Steve earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Purdue University. He has taught business planning and family business management and governance to retail networks of international manufacturers, clients of law practices, international trade groups and business advisers, and to the members and owners of family businesses, both domestically and internationally. He is an innovator in providing unique services to private businesses and his articles on consulting methods appear in three volumes of collected works. He is co-author of books on family business succession and working in a family business. He is an active member of the Family Firm Institute, serves as a mentor to consultants entering the field and has won the prestigious Beckhard award for outstanding contributions to the field of family firm consulting.

Steve has worked with family businesses for over 25 years. Prior to joining the Family Business Consulting Group in 1999, he consulted exclusively with family firms for ten years, preceded by a position as a management consultant with a regional CPA/consulting firm, where he created and managed the Organizational Consulting Group.