Solving For Perfect Family Business Continuity


Solving For Perfect Family
Business Continuity

The Family Business is a complex and often misunderstood bundle of feelings, motives, and passions that can unify or divide relationships within the family.  Join us as one of the best Family Business Counselors in the world helps us understand how to navigate and build continuity within the seven roles of a family business.  A video case study will be viewed and discussed.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what is a Family Business Enterprise (FBE)
  • Learn the seven distinct roles that exist within the FBE
  • Dysfunction or perspective learn the FBE difference
  • How to build continuity from the outside in


About the Presenter:

Learn from industry expert Gaia Marchisio, Ph.D., Executive Director, Cox Family Enterprise Center, Associate Professor, Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality about Family Business Enterprises.


Meet the Presenter


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This chapter meeting will be held at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

Address: 4004 Summit Boulevard, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30319


The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenter

Gaia Marchisio, Ph.D.

Gaia Marchisio, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Cox Family Enterprise Center, Associate Professor, Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

Meet Gaia Marchisio

Gaia is a tenured Associate Professor of Management at the Coles College of Business, at Kennesaw State University (GA, USA), and The Executive Director at the internationally acclaimed Cox Family Enterprise Center.

Gaia brings a unique combination of knowledge and experience from the fields of strategic management, behavioral science and entrepreneurship to her work with family businesses, combined with a growing expertise in family dynamics and conflict management.

She has extensive experience in:

  • crafting and facilitating tailored workshops and seminars for family businesses and family offices
  • creating several curricula for family business classes
  • teaching undergrad, grad and executive courses on family business, management and behavioral sciences and consulting services
  • collaborating with financial institutions and associations working with family firms, such as IIC, IFC (member of the World Bank)

Gaia is also very active in the international arena: she regularly presents and advises families on various topics in family business management around the world, facilitating some of the owner’s meetings. She has worked with families in Europe, North and Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Gaia was raised as a 4th generation successor in her family business. This experience helped her understand the emotional challenges and responsibilities of being a young member of an entrepreneurial family. After finishing her BBA, she joined the SDA Bocconi School of Management, where she served as Assistant Director of the full-time MBA Program; as Coordinator of the first Chair in Strategic Management in Family Business; and as a Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs’ Research Center. Gaia earned her Doctorate in Business Administration on Family Business. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2006, and is based in Singapore now. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Continuing Education

This meeting qualifies for the following continuing education credits:

One (1) CPE hour

One (1) CFP® credit


NOTE: Proper documentation must be collected and submitted to qualify for continuing education. For questions regarding awarded continuing education credits, please contact Josh Koza at