We are delighted to announce that Andrew Keyt has been inducted into the Family Business United ‘Family Business Hall of Fame,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work in advancing the field of family business.
Andrew helps build family capacity to enable business continuity through building family cohesion and ownership competence.
At the age of 22 Andrew became a third generation owner of a family real estate partnership, along with his dad’s cousins. The challenges of working through strategic and family challenges inspired Andrew to dedicate is life’s work to helping families build their businesses and build strong family relationships.
Prior to founding Generation6, Andrew was the President and Founder of Keyt Consulting, a private firm that assists family enterprises with succession and strategic planning, dealing with family conflict and communication, working with adult sibling and cousin teams, and executing emergency management transitions. He has worked extensively with some of the largest enterprising families in the United States.
Andrew served as the Clinical Professor in Family Business and Executive Director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center for over 20 years. In addition, he led the Family Business Network – United States (FBN-USA), the leading network for business-owning families worldwide, as President and member of the board between 1998 and 2020.
Andrew is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Family Firm Institute Interdisciplinary Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in the advancement of interdisciplinary services to business families. He is a published author, presenter and contributor of more than 100 articles in trade journal publications.
Andrews’s book, “Myths and Mortals: Family Business Leadership and Succession Planning,” leverages ground-breaking research to guide new family business leaders on how to establish credibility and run their operations their way.
Andrew holds an Executive MBA for Families in Business, an M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy and a B.A. in Psychology. He is based in Chicago.
As Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of Family Business United adds, “Andrew has been a key advocate and influencer in the area of family business communication and governance over the years and truly deserves his place in the Family Business Hall of Fame.”
As Andrew concludes, “I am always deeply humbled by the trust that families place in me to help them work to build more connection, alignment and cohesion, and leverage that to make a positive impact in the world through the work that they do."
"I’m honoured that my work has been recognized, and that is only possible because of the trust that families place in me. I am truly delighted to have been recognised by Family Business United and to be inducted into the Family Business Hall of Fame.”