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Keynote speaker Randel Carlock is one of the world’s most experienced, successful and widely published experts on Family Businesses. The management professor, CEO and trained family therapist combines his talents to advise global business families, banks and corporations. Randel Carlock captures the audience’s imagination and leaves them with applicable strategies.
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Randel Carlock is a proven business leader with over 25 years of leadership experience. He served as an executive with a NYSE family business – Dayton-Hudson (now Target Corporation) – and as a CEO and Chairman of four companies he founded and grew including a NASDAQ listed corporation.
Since a couple of years, Randel has turned his attention towards teaching. He is a passionate and inspiring mentor to his students all over the world. He is the first Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and the founding Director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise at INSEAD. Previously he was the first Opus Professor of Family Enterprise and founder of the family business center at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis (USA). Aside from teaching, he currently consults clients on strategy, leadership development, family relationships and governance, specializing in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
He is author and co-author of several books, articles, videos and case studies that have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Arabic and are global best-sellers. Currently, Randel Carlock is working on a new book on family business communication for publishing in 2016.
Randel’s training as a family therapist allows him to clearly interpret the issues that so often create tensions in family businesses. He has the ability to quickly identify and demystify the challenges and to find and apply innovative and practical strategic solutions with his unbiased external advice and expertise. Additionally, his experience as a CEO and professor allow him to bring together intellectual thought leadership with the real world.
He is a gifted speaker who is entertaining, bringing energy, practicality and fun to the complex and often challenging arena of running large family businesses. Speaking with a clear midwestern broadcasting American accent, his presenting style is content-rich and and tailors his presentations to the audience for optimal impact but also invigorate and inspire his audiences with powerful messages that get to the heart of their leadership issues.
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