Nancy Drozdow

Founder/Principal, CFAR

Nancy Drozdow, one of CFAR’s five founders, has led CFAR’s family and owner-led business practice for more than 30 years and has been instrumental in the development of CFAR’s approach to strategy. Nancy is known for her expertise as a thinking partner to leaders, successors and successor candidates across the family enterprise. Nancy helps her clients creatively identify and work through dilemmas around complex issues of performance, money and relationships. Nancy is a founder of the Family Firm Institute. She is also an FFI Fellow and served on the organization’s original board. Nancy received the 2012 Richard Beckhard Practice Award from the Family Firm Institute, which annually honors a distinguished practitioner for outstanding contributions to the field of family business practice. She has lectured widely on topics such as risk, competition and growth, governance, succession, exit and continuity, and leadership. Her work and ideas have been published in Sloan Management Review, Business Week, CEO Magazine, Family Business Magazine, Journal of Management Consulting, Family Business Review, and the New York Times. Nancy holds an MBA in strategy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.