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“John saved our family business”
John Messervey is an organization behavior consultant who counsels high wealth families throughout the United States and overseas. He often guides families, owners and managers through very difficult conversations and is known for his consultations with very complex family challenges.
I didn’t know people like you existed.
– Werner Von Trapp
Leading families trust John Messervey
International Keynote Speaker
John’s presentations are fresh and lively, offering practical solutions to the complex challenges facing family members, owners and managers. Drawing from decades of experience guiding 400+ clients, John addresses patterns of family/business behavior that enhance or inhibit wealth creation and continuity.
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John was able to gently bring about the realization that we need to work on our family first, then our business. It’s been a long journey—thanks for the road map. I have never felt better.
– Meghan, Consulting Client
With your guidance, I purchased the family business from my inactive siblings after my father’s death. Today, we are a $350 MM company with 750 employees–many, many times larger than when we started together. Thank you for your very wise advice— it reset the course for our family and our business!
– Bruce, Consulting Client
John helped us resolve the family business issues that CPA’s, attorneys and other advisors either avoid or are not competent to handle.
– Bill, Consulting Client
Unlike other family business consultants who shy away from discussing financial performance, John dives right into creating enterprise value and building client wealth. He understands ‘the great game of business’ and likes to see his clients win.
– Adam, Consulting Client
Practical solutions on family, business, and wealth
35+ Years of Invaluable Experience
President and Private Family Advisor, National Family Business Council, Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois USA
John is the sine qua non of family office and UHNW consulting professionals.
– Frank, veteran family advisor
John does not suffer fools gladly. Integrity, competence and commitment matter to him–these values are central to his work.
– Mary, senior advisor and colleague
We came to John to resolve some family issues; all of his business savvy came as a bonus. He combines a deep understanding of relationships with practical business experience.