Mark Green, Family Business & Governance

Mark Green

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Mark T. Green Ph.D.
P: (503) 510-0591

Mark T. Green Ph.D. is an internationally known family business consultant, speaker, author, educator, and researcher. He is the co-founder of the Pacific Family Business Institute and leads his own family business consulting firm. Companies seek his expert counsel throughout the Pacific Northwest on family business issues such as succession, governance, strategy, conflict resolution, and leadership. He teaches executive education programs, workshops, seminars and academic courses for family businesses and professionals that serve family enterprises.

Before founding his Oregon-based consultancy in 2011, Mark was a principal with the Family Business Consulting Group based in Chicago. He was also the A.E. Coleman Chair in Family Business and the Director of the Austin Family Business Program as well as the founder and director of the Austin Entrepreneurship Program at Oregon State University. He also co-founded the Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) and has served as chair of the Educator and Research Conference for the Family Firm Institute.

Mark is the author of Inside the Multi-Generational Family Business, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011 which was the first book to explore how generational differences create new challenges for family businesses when several different generations converge as owners, family, managers, employees, and shareholders. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles for academic journals, book chapters and book reviews covering topics from family business, entrepreneurship, management, economics, and public policy. As a family business expert, he has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, MSNBC, The Seattle Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Oregonian, and many others to provide insight on family business issues.

He earned his Ph.D. in economics and political science, and a master’s degree in political economy from the Claremont Graduate School. He holds an MBA from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cal Poly Pomona. Mark has served on the board of directors for many family businesses and non-profit organizations.