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  • Chief of Staff, Eisner Advisory Group LLC
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Kristen Ward is Chief of Staff providing counsel and guidance to the CEO and other leadership partners regarding the refinement, articulation and execution of the firm’s vision and strategy. She has been working with the leadership team for many years in addition to her roles in the Center for Family Business and talent development.

Kristen specializes in the areas of strategic planning, organization design, succession planning, learning and leadership development. She is an experienced leadership coach that has experience with the unique challenges facing leaders in growing their business in an ever-changing world.

Prior to joining the firm, Kristen worked for a leading mortgage lender as the Director of Human Resources for the Eastern Business Center and at a Big 4 accounting firm in various regional, national and global roles.


  • Leadership Development
  • Organization Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Board Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Retreats

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Family Business Advisor (CFBA)
  • The College of William & Mary: BA, Government


  • A Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute
  • Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
  • International Coaching Federation
  • Center for Creative Leadership

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