Kim Schneider Malek,
Founder/President of Family Enterprise Alliance, LLC
Kim Schneider Malek is the founder/president of Family Enterprise Alliance, LLC, a global
education, facilitation, and consulting firm for family businesses, enterprising and
philanthropic families, and professional advisors and organizations serving them. Since
1997, Kim has been advancing family enterprise in the areas of continuity, succession and
strategic planning, governance, next-generation leadership development for family, ownership,
and enterprise, family meeting and retreat facilitation, shared decision making, communication,
conflict management, and customized education.
Kim has been an adjunct faculty member and guest lecturer for several professional associations
and universities including the University of Denver Daniels College of Business since 2001.
She teaches graduate–degree and professional credit courses in high performance management,
leadership, communication, and family enterprise management and governance.
She is an international author, speaker, and workshop facilitator focusing on a broad array of
global family enterprise topics including the difficult conversations around governance,
death, and fair vs. equal.
A founding co–editor of the Family Firm Institute’s Practitioner, an online publication for
family–enterprise advisors, Kim also serves on the faculty of FFI7’s Global Education Network
and was a member of the Body of Knowledge committee. Kim has been a member of the international
“think tank” called Psychosocial Dynamics of Family and Business since 1997.
She is a member of the Governing Board of a community of learning called Collaboration for
Kim holds an M.B.A. from University of Denver, a B.S. in Communication from Boston
University, and certificates in family therapy, family business advising, and the family
dynamics of wealth.
Prior to being in this field, Kim spent over a decade in a variety of positions in
technology–based training and distance education programming for cable television and
the internet. She transitioned industries following a three-month stint in Southeast
Asia where she backpacked and taught English.
A life member and past president of the Allied Jewish Apartments (a
low–income senior housing campus), Kim has served on several other boards
and committees in the Denver and global Jewish communities, including the
Denver Jewish Day School, the Jewish Community Foundation of Colorado, and the
JFNA National Young Leadership Cabinet. She is a graduate of several year-long
executive development programs including Leadership Denver and INFLUENCE.
A second–generation family enterprise advisor trained by her father, industry
leader Frank Schneider, Kim lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, their
three children, and her giddy Golden Retriever, Maggy McPickles.
She also remains close to her medical foster son and his family in Ethiopia.
*The seminar, Reducing Anxiety of Succession Planning, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speakers are not necessarily those of Vectra Bank Colorado, its parent or affiliates.