Paul Karofsky, Founder/CEO and Father
Paul Karofsky is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School’s OPM Program. After 22 years, mostly as third generation CEO in his family’s distribution business, he sold the company and earned his Ed.M. from Harvard University focused on the psychosocial lives of families and intergenerational relationships. He is Executive Director Emeritus of Northeastern University’s Center for Family Business where he facilitated the Center’s Leadership Development Forum which was endowed and named in his honor.
Paul is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Family Firm Institute and holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising with Fellow Status. He is a recipient of the Institute’s Hollander Award and a member of the faculty of FFI’s Global Education Network. Also trained as a mediator, Paul was a peer reviewer for Harvard University Press, a monthly columnist for BusinessWeek Online and Case Study Editor of Nation’s Business and Families in Business. Married for forty-six years, he and his wife have two children and four grandchildren. He serves, internationally, as a consultant to families, businesses and educational institutions.