Meet Our Family Business Team

A team of advisors focused on Successor Planning and Leader Development

Each advisor has a dynamic background with family businesses. Individually, they bring a unique experience to create a group capable of incredible work.

Meet the Family Business Team

Bob Weinhold

Bob Weinhold

Partner, Family Business Services

Bob Weinhold is the Velocity Partner overseeing the Family Business Advisory and Executive Coaching practices. Bob began working with Family-Owned businesses in 2004 as a Healthcare COO operating a large family office asset. Early in his career, he was exposed to the nuance of driving value into the business while helping families navigate transition, succession, structure, and governance. Most frequently Bob has been enrolled to develop next generation leaders prepare for succession and help senior family members transition responsibilities while mitigating risk. Bob’s keen recognition of how success is measured and what the family values most, has proven to be transformative for families with tremendous assets and responsibilities. Bob views his work with multigenerational family businesses as an incredibly important trust building relationship demanding ultimate confidentiality, while ensuring open access to be a resource in times of need.

Molly Ryan

Molly Ryan

Family Business Advisor

Operations, Sales, and Mental Health Counseling are all areas that Molly has demonstrated success throughout her career. Early in life Molly remembers being curious to understand the impact of family/social systems on the individual that is a part of the system. Deeply embedded in Molly is a conviction to help others. It started as empathy, led to therapeutic support, and evolved into successive leadership roles across industries.

Rick Mattson

Rick Mattson

Family Business Advisor

Rick Mattson co-founded a foreign start-up in Belfast, Northern Ireland for a Fortune 500 company. He has directed an Organizational Effectiveness Office and led various teams in project management, organizational change management, and compliance/quality. Rick is a certified Portfolio Management Professional, holds a masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia and is completing his PhD in Learning and Leadership with a dissertation sponsored by the International Coach Federation on evidence-based coaching.

Leila Ansart

Leila Ansart

Family Business Advisor

Leila has amassed incredible Coaching education and expertise. Leila’s certifications provide a breadth of tools. Her entrepreneurial experience has exposed her to family business with her husband early on and currently he works in a family business. Leila’s ability to connect deeply with her clients through a variety of professional and personal experiences make her a tremendous asset.

Ashley Fina

Ashley Fina

Family Business Advisor

Steeped in Family Business experience having led a 3rd generation family business for over 8 years prior to a successful exit to Private Equity. Ashley has an incredible depth of knowledge, experience, and likely some scrapes and bruises that were hard earned during this process. Ashley is currently working with several family business coaching clients and brings forth a breadth of experience.

 

Richard McCormack

Richard McCormack

Family Business Advisor

Dick’s engineering education, project management experience was built on top of a true Family Business foundation. Dick’s ancestors built American Spring and became the largest real estate holdings in Harlem many years ago. Professionally Dick has worked in many family businesses (external to his family) and ultimately held executive roles throughout many organizations. Dick brings consulting, operations, outplacement, and a true passion for helping others.

 

Ed Forsberg

Ed Forsberg

Family Business Advisor

The banker with a Heart of Gold keenly invested in the Internal Rate of Return and compounding growth of individuals in their respective leadership. Ed’s internal compass has always pointed toward helping others develop and he has done so professionally in Finance through Relationship Management in many forms. Importantly, with a deep connection to family business, Ed is a well-respected Family Business Coach.

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