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Lisë Stewart Joins EisnerAmper

Apr 27, 2017

EisnerAmper announced that Lisë Stewart has joined the firm as a Director in their Private Business Service Group. In addition, she will be the Founding Director of the firm’s newly formed Center for Family Business Excellence.  The center will provide succession planning, leadership development and human performance management services to family owned and closely held businesses through coaching, conferences, and webinars.   A successful small business owner herself for the past 25 years, Lisë founded The Training Company Limited, an award-winning organization based in New Zealand. She later founded Galliard International; a consulting firm that works with family owned and closely held businesses.  Clients of Galliard, one of the largest provider of transition services for closely held and family owned businesses in the U.S.,   will be transitioned to EisnerAmper.

“As someone who has a lifetime of experience working with owners of closely held businesses, as well as being an entrepreneur and small business owner herself, Lisë brings an invaluable perspective to EisnerAmper’s rapidly growing Private Business Service practice,” said Charles Weinstein, the firm’s CEO. “We’re thrilled that she’s joining the EisnerAmper team and confident that our growing roster of closely held and family owned clients will benefit enormously from her expertise”, said Mike Aversa the Partner in Charge of the firm’s Private Business Service Group.

In addition to being a nationally recognized expert on succession planning for family owned businesses, Lisë is the author of numerous articles on the psychology and sustainability of family owned businesses.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology from Massey University in New Zealand and is a certified professional coach and mediator through the Gestalt Institute at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.  She lives in New York and spends her free time biking and bird-watching in the Finger Lakes region.

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