George Isaac III
Director, Findley-Davies, The Isaac Group
George Isaac is the founder and President of GAI Capital Ltd., a fifteen year old national consulting and investment firm. Through its George Isaac Consulting division, he provides specialized management consulting services to family businesses and family offices. The firmâs primary focus is assisting clients create, realize and protect family business wealth, based upon Mr. Isaacâs perspective and skills gained through decades of family business, public company and capital markets experience. His clients are often addressing a multitude of issues associated with transition planning and succession management, corporate and family governance, problematic family dynamics, corporate finance including buying/selling a business, and business strategy/operating performance improvement, and private company shareholder wealth realization. Isaac has served on over twenty-five boards including fourteen public and private corporate boards for companies ranging in size from $30 million to $1 billion and has consulted on over 100 client engagements in a variety of industries. As a result, he has a rare understanding of all aspects of starting and maintaining a family enterprise, from the technical to the behavioral. His experiences as a family business CEO and Director, Deloitte management consulting partner, corporate board member, public company senior executive, and private equity investor provides him with the unique perspectives of an operating executive, management consultant, and investor. The result is an ability to deliver pragmatic, strategic and implementable counsel to his family business and family office clients. Isaac is also the co-managing member of the Isaac family office, GeoZac Holdings, Ltd. In addition, he owns and operates a metals recycling company and serves as co-managing member of two of his familyâs 2nd generation operating companies. He is on the board of directors (prior CEO) of his 4th generation family business, The Isaac Group and his familyâs foundation, George Isaac Foundation. Upon joining The Isaac Group as CEO, he rebuilt the management team, revised business strategies, and grew the business six-fold over 8 years prior to selling its major operating unit to a public company. After the sale, Isaac joined the public company as an Executive Committee member (EVP and Divisional President) and Board of Directors member where they consolidated his industry and created at $1.2 billion operating entity. Isaac is a frequent speaker at national and international business meetings and conferences and has had numerous articles published on family enterprise issues. He is a member of Young Presidentsâ Organization, the CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network, the National Association of Corporate Directors (prior member), and an International Board Member of Chief Executives Organization (CEO). Mr. Isaac is a credentialed Certified Management Consultant (1984) and has an MBA with distinction in Finance and a BS Industrial & Operations Engineering from The University of Michigan.