Please upgrade your web browser

These pages are built with modern web browsers in mind, and are not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 or below. Please try using another web browser, such as Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari.

Don Schwerzler


Role and Company

Founder and CEO, Family Business Institute


47 years experience in consulting


Lawrenceville, GA

About Don

By way of introduction…
An early pioneer in the field of family business consulting, I began studying and advising family business entrepreneurs in 1967 – a career span of more than 40 years. Over the years I have perfected a process for dealing with the unique and complex issues that impact family businesses (especially related to the problems associated with managing the succession process) that have proven highly successful, simple and effective.

In the early 80’s I organized the Family Business Institute which is based in Atlanta – the very first multi-disciplined consulting firm exclusively serving family-owned and closely-held businesses. We are responsible for developing many of the strategies used by successful family businesses.

In the mid 80’s I became the founding sponsor of the first college-based family business program in the USA. Today there are more than 300 family business programs at colleges and universities across the US - more worldwide.

Late in 2001 we began work on our web site Family Business – a work still in process. The site does not have any flash or gimmicks, just a lot of great content. Today, because it is a content-rich site, it is the highest-ranked, full-service family business resource site on the Internet. Last month we registered more than 190,000 page views and each month we host visitors from more than 100 different countries.

Our web site has been twice recognized by the Journal of Accountancy (published by the American Institute of CPAs) as one of the top 10 web sites on the Internet - dealing with succession.

If you have any questions, my personal number is 770.237.9818

Best regards
Don Schwerzler
Family Business Institute & Family Business
A Veteran Owned Business

Atlanta GA 770.952.4085
SKYPE: donschwerzler

Send a message

Don has volunteered to be available for private messages. Feel free to send a conversational message but remember to be succinct and mindful of the other person’s time.

Message Don