KIRBY ROSPLOCK Ph.D

Kirby is the founder of Tamarind Partners, Inc., named Best Family Office Management Consultancy and Best Family Wealth Counseling by the Family Wealth Report in 2019. Kirby is recognized by her peers as an innovator, trusted advisor, lauded author, and world-renowned speaker in the family business and family office domains.

Kirby combines her life experiences with her passions for research, client advisory, and her love of writing, which have culminated in many articles, research studies, and books including The Complete Family Office Handbook and The Complete Direct Investing Handbook. Kirby received honors including the prestigious Family Wealth Industry Thought Leadership award in 2018 from the Family Wealth Alliance, and the Richard Beckhard Practice award for lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to family business practice from the Family Firm Institute’s (FFI) in 2018.

Kirby earned her undergraduate from Middlebury College, an MBA from Marquette University and a PhD from Saybrook University. Her prior experiences include working in the securities industry for a broker-dealer and more than a decade in a prominent multi-family office as the head of Research and Development. Kirby is Dean of Family Office at the Purposeful Planning Institute, a Fellow and Family Governance Faculty of the FFI GEN Program; co-trustee of the Harbeck Family Foundation; and currently serves on the advisory board Merton Venture Philanthropy and Hope Trust.