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Safe Space with Francesco Lombardo

Jun 28, 2022

Kevin Hancock returns to the Safe Space podcast to discuss how losing his voice made the family business stronger and more profitable.

By understanding for the first time what it was like not to be heard, Kevin changed his vision on running the company, which led to more profit in the last 10 years than the previous 164...


Jun 21, 2022

In this episode of Safe Space, Francesco is joined by Kevin Hancock, who talks about successfully running Hancock Lumber in its 6th generation WITHOUT speaking. 

Founders and NxtGen, you are not the identity of the performers of the company Kevin shares. Give your performers a voice, because when people feel...


Jun 14, 2022

On this week's episode of Safe Space, Francesco speaks to 3rd generation family business winemaker Mitchell Taylor. 
 
Senior generations create a business but it's the NxtGen who continue them. It's up to the current generation to keep the business healthy, sustainable and evolving, in order to market to the...


May 31, 2022

John Gibbons returns to the podcast for a continued discussion with Francesco on integrity in family business.

Keep your word, avoid empty promises, follow through and be honest to yourself and those who are part of the family business. You can't control the integrity of others, but you can control yourself. ...


May 24, 2022

In this episode Benjamin Persofsky and Francesco discuss the importance of having two sets of governance to manage a business owning family.  
 
Joining Brown Brothers Harriman in 2010, he is now the Executive Director of the BBH Center for Family Business, which counsels some of the largest business-owning families in...