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On today’s show we will be talking to Tom Rogerson. Tom is the CEO of the GenLeg Company, a company dedicated to helping to create generational legacy and co-founder of The Family Legacy Council. As a recognized leader and pioneer in family governance throughout the world, Tom uses his “6 Steps to Healthy Family Governance” to assist families with communication, philanthropic vision, legacy planning, succession, and education.
During this episode you’ll hear:
- Why family wealth as well as family businesses that have their advent in the first generation often don’t last to and through the third generation and beyond
- Primary factors that cause these failures
- Why family culture isn’t addressed and why the 2nd and 3rd generations are often excluded in family wealth planning and legacy discussions
- Six steps to healthy family governance
Jonathan Krueger is an Investment Advisor Representative with Lion Street Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Representative and a Registered Representative with Lion Street Advisors, LLC member SIPC. Opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Lion Street Advisors, LLC or LionsGate Advisors. The topics discussed, and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any listener. Neither Lion Street Advisors, LLC nor LionsGate Advisors offer legal or tax advice; listeners are encouraged to discuss their financial needs with the appropriate professional regarding your individual circumstance.
As a recognized leader and pioneer in family governance throughout the world, Tom uses his “6 Steps to Healthy Family Governance” to assist families with communication, philanthropic vision, legacy planning, succession, and education. Tom incorporates these critical issues into a client’s comprehensive wealth management plan, not only helping to prepare the money for the family, but to also prepare the family for the money.
He brings more than three decades of experience to the wealth management industry where he has provided guidance and education to families, helping them transition significant capital, both tangible and intangible, from one generation to the next.
Prior to starting his private practice, Tom was with Wilmington Trust, bringing his wealth management expertise as both a speaker and motivator to not only families but to Wilmington’s client-facing teams. He helped Wilmington integrate Family Governance into the fabric of the client relationship, from introduction to full implementation. He created unique messaging utilizing both the Challenger Sale and the SPIN model to motivate prospects, centers of influence, clients, and internal teams towards his integrated approach in managing family wealth.
Previously, Tom was Managing Director of Family Wealth Services for BNY Mellon, National Director of Estate Tax Planning with State Street Global Advisors in Boston, and Director of Financial and Estate Tax Planning with Coopers and Lybrand. He holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Ithaca College.
Tom is a much sought after international speaker on the topic of family governance, family education and family philanthropy for wealthy individuals, family offices and entrepreneurs. Engagements include: The Young Presidents Organization, The World Presidents Organization, Harvard University Business School, Tiger 21, The Lincoln Center, Yale University, Dallas Theological Seminary, Vistage, Museum of Modern Art, The Nature Conservancy, New York Botanical Garden, The Dallas Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Boston Foundation, as well as many other organizations.