WARNING: The Mastermind Is Limited To Only 50 People 
This Mastermind Group of Elite College and University Professionals Will Help You Develop and Successfully Launch a Family Business Program Delivering Exponential Value Back to Your Students, Alumni, Community and Your Local Economy.  

Family Businesses matter, they are the backbone of your community and our economy.  What is YOUR college or university doing to support them?  

PS - Your students and Alumni want to know!

Fast Track your Success by connecting and collaborating with the best of the best.  

We've spent years perfecting and refining the framework for Family Business Programs - LEARN WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T!

Next level your Programs & Curriculum
Engage your Alumni
Attract Supporting Sponsors
Work with the Business Community
Grow Internship & Externship Programs

What is a Mastermind? Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills - it helps you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others. A mastermind group helps all members achieve success because they challenge each other to set strong goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. The group facilitator engages members to dive deeply into discussions, provides training and expertise and works with members to create success.
How is a Mastermind different than a course or conference? When taking a course or attending a conference, learning and interpreting the content is up to you. You need to determine how the key takeaways can best be utilized and implemented within your organization – there is no accountability, no road map, and no support system to make sure you achieve success. With a mastermind, you work directly with experts in your field who help you create a plan, implement it, and act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates, and supportive colleagues who will push you to achieve success and overcome challenges. A mastermind requires commitment and a willingness and openness to share and receive advice and ideas from others.

A little about our experts
Robin Ann Bienemann
To say Robin is passionate about Family Businesses  is an understatement.  She's owned them, lived them, supported them and is on a mission to ensure their survival.

Robin is the  Founder and CEO of Crimson Rook, a firm helping family businesses increase value and supporting them through the  transition to new owners or generations. She is also the Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Connecticut (UConn)  where she helped rebuild and relaunch their  Family Business Program.

Robin brings extensive management experience to her work having served as an executive and entrepreneur for companies with revenues ranging from $1M to $20B in a wide variety of manufacturing and services industries.   From her family roots in small town Vermont to Silicon Valley California at the peak of the .Com era - Robin has seen it all. 

For the past dozen years (give or take a decade) Robin has been working with her brothers Dave & Chuck on their family owned businesses – Concursive Corp. and Core Value Research. Concursive software products are used to create mobile and online social-collaborative platforms. Core Value provides owners with a tool set designed to increase the value of the business.   Let's just say, family businesses are a family affair in Robin's family!

Robin received her Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College and her Masters as a Sloan Fellow at MIT. She lives in Spokane, WA with her husband Tom. The couple has three children and eight grandchildren.

Kim Pita
Kim began her career writing speeches and correspondence for accomplished business and political leaders, including U.S. Congresswoman Barbara B. Kennelly. Today, Kim delivers her own inspirational and transformational messages to audiences across Connecticut through her consulting practice, Pita Peaces. 

Kim is a transitional marketer and brand consultant, sharing wisdom gained from sometimes messy life experiences. She aligns with industry pioneers and family-owned businesses in transition. Kim helps transform chaos and uncertainty to harmony and prominence. She does this by building nurturing cultures and operational structures internally, and delivering meaningful and relevant stories externally.

Kim spent 15 years building The Pita Group, a successful multi-million dollar marketing agency. She works with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to state agencies, from small businesses to non-profit organizations.

Kim currently serves as chair of the CBIA Small Business Advisory Council and vice chair or Mental Health Connecticut Board of Directors.   She received the 40 Under 40 overachiever award from the Hartford Business Journal at the age of 31, and was the youngest recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from Framingham State University at the age of 37. She also received the Women Redefining Media Leadership Badge from Girl Scouts of Connecticut in 2014.
Capri Brighenti
Capri Brighenti spent her formative years growing up on the family farm and working in the
family business, Miller Foods, Inc. of Avon. She attended Northeastern University and  returned to work in the family business and assisted in running the family special education transportation company, Miller Transportation. 

After working many years in  the family business Capri ventured out to gain valuable experience in large corporations.  She continued volunteering in various non-profit agencies in the Hartford area including the American Red Cross, St. Agnes Home and the Sexual Assault Crisis Center. She attended UConn 
completing her degree in Corporate and Organizational Studies. Upon completion of her  degree, she served as Chair of her UConn Alumni Association. While working toward her Master’s Degree at UConn in Human Resource Management and raising her family,  she returned to the family business in project management leading a successful e-commerce  expansion and reorganization. 

Capri recently founded IRPAC Enterprises, a  brokerage and consulting business, and continues to actively work expanding her family business. Most recently, she co-founded the Family Business Base Camp which will enable her to share passion and experience in family business. 

Currently, she serves on CBIA’s Small Business  Advisory Council, is a board member of Read to a Child and is also an active member  of the Avon-Canton Rotary Club. Capri continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Miller Foods, Inc. 
Matthew Carbray CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
Matthew Carbray offers comprehensive financial planning advice to individuals, families, and small business owners. Partnering with clients to define their financial priorities, short-term goals, and long-term aspirations, Matthew designs comprehensive, customized, and flexible financial plans to help them achieve their desired financial futures.

Prior to founding Ridgeline Financial Partners, Matthew began his career as a financial planner with New England Financial in 2002 and co-founded Carbray Staunton Financial Planners, LLC, in 2006. Matthew earned a BS in financial services with a dual minor concentration in law and taxation from Bryant College in 2002 and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Financial Consultant® and Chartered Life Underwriter® designation.

Matthew has earned numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. New England Financial selected Matthew as its Best New Agent in 2002, and in 2006 awarded him an Outstanding Achievement Award and the title of Advisor of the Year. In addition, Matthew was named a Five Star Wealth Manager for overall customer satisfaction in 2012-2018* by Connecticut Magazine and a winner of best Financial Advisor in the Best of Hartford Magazine 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2013, Matthew was selected by Hartford Business Journal for inclusion in the 40 Under Forty, an honor bestowed on outstanding business leaders in the community. Matt is highly sought after for his expertise in the media and has been featured in notable publications such as: The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Consumer Reports and Money.

Outside of the professional sphere, Matthew stays actively involved in his community through a number of leadership and mentorship positions. He serves as a member of the board or trustee for several organizations, including the Greater Hartford Boys and Girls Club, St. Thomas More School, and the Kevin Ollie/21st Century Tolland Fund, which raises money and awareness for athletes with disabilities. Matthew coached for the city of Hartford's Saturday Hoopsters basketball program, founded Hartford High School's High Hopes College Ladder program, and was a participant in Leadership Greater Hartford's Quest program. He also has served as the secretary of the West End Civic Association and was co-chairman of the Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade. In addition, Matthew is a past president of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Irish American Home in Glastonbury, CT.
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The Family Business Cooperative
  • The FAMILY BUSINESS COOPERATIVE is only for College and University business programs, alumni teams, and foundations who are serious about building a sustainable Family Business Program.
  • ​The FAMILY BUSINESS COOPERATIVE member is an employee/team member with the power to create change at his/her college or university.  
  • ​The FAMILY BUSINESS COOPERATIVE is a year long program that will require commitment, and a willingness from each member to share wins, losses, ideas, struggles, and frustrations. We work together to bring added value to our higher education system and support the millions of family owned businesses in our communities and throughout the country.
Submit your application today to join us.
Here's what's included: 
  • 2 day intensive in St. ​Petersburg, FL: Welcome reception on Sunday, October 18th, 2020 followed by a two day working session
  • ​Weekly coaching and training emails - to keep you motivated and on a mission to success 
  • ​Monthly training calls - engaging you in learning new things to implement within your school
  • ​​Monthly Q&A calls - to keep you moving forward 
  • ​A toolkit - everything you need to launch your own program and initiative 
  • ​​Coaching and accountability - to make sure you stay on track 
  • ​Access to experts - learn from the best in the biz and trailblazers in their fields

Your Investment*
  • ONLY $2497! The first 20 people will receive FREE hotel accommodations during the in-person intensive 
  • ​BONUS - Bring additional team members for only $997 per person. Accommodations included on a first come, first serve basis
* Payments must be received within a maximum of 30 days after acceptance into the program. All payment must be received prior to September 30th, 2020 for acceptance into the program.
This AMAZING Collaborative Program is designed for College and University Business Schools, Alumni Programs and Foundations that are seriously interested in upping their game, launching and/or growing a Family Business Program, and who are willing to collaborate and share with others.

This will be the most productive program you have ever been a part of!
Family Businesses MATTER!

Family businesses account for 64 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, generate 62 percent of the country’s employment, and account for 78 percent of all new job creation.
The greatest part of America’s wealth lies with family-owned businesses. According to the US Census Bureau, family firms comprise 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America.
More than 30% of all family-owned businesses make the transition into the second generation. 12% will still be viable into the third generation, with only 3% of all family businesses operating at the fourth-generation level and beyond.
Why this matters for your school...
Students, parents, and alumni are struggling see the ROI of their tuition dollars - especially with 4-year private schools.  Enrollment is down, endowments are suffering - schools need to step up their game and address what students, local businesses, and their communities are looking for. 

Developing a ROBUST Family Business Program that DELIVERS on all points.  

Chances are your students and alumni will work for or in a Family Owned Business in their lifetime.  

Your local economy is driven by Family Owned Businesses - is your school delivering the talent they need?

Family Business Programs are on the rise, helping them stand out among the competition.

You have the opportunity to have MASSIVE impact for your school, your students... and your future.    

Why the Family Business Cooperative is the solution
  • Fast track your success. Work with a team who has been in your shoes. We've spent years and hundreds of thousands of dollars learning what works and what doesn't for Family Business Programs - and compacted that learning into a Tool Kit that will allow you to implement immediately for quicker results.
  • ​Hear from top leaders and innovators . Not only will I be sharing my program and helping you shape it to fit your college or university, but you'll also being learning from top innovators in the higher education system who are as passionate about the survival of Family Owned Businesses as we are here at the Family Business Cooperative! 
  • ​Learn how to implement your own program . What makes the FAMILY BUSINESS COOPERATIVE different is the support through the implementation phase.  You aren't just learning WHAT you should be doing, we are giving you the step by step process and support to get it done.  We are here to roll up our sleeves and connect you with the right people to launch and grow your program. 
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