Lloyd E. Shefsky received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He's a prominent Jewish-American professor and entrepreneur. He was the clinical professor of family enterprises at the highly rated Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he is also the founder and the co-director of the Center for Family Enterprises and co-founder of the Center for Executive Women. And he is also the founding member of the Kellogg-Recanati International EMBA Project Advisory Committee. Professor Lloyd has served, by gubernatorial appointment, on the Board of the prestigious Illinois Institute of Entrepreneurship Education. He also serves on Boards of Directors of private and public companies.
Professor Lloyd is an internationally renowned expert on entrepreneurship and a corporate leader mentor. He has interviewed more than 200 of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, including the founders of Starbucks, Staples, Costco and even the Senior Adviser of Barack Obama, the former U.S. President. He is the author of the best-selling book, Entrepreneurs Are Made, Not Born published by McGraw-Hill and translated into seven languages, and Invent, Reinvent, Thrive published by McGraw-Hill, as well as Visionarie$ Are Made, Not Born. He is now on a case study of succession in a family business and has done case studies in entrepreneurship (pricing the sale of a business; planning exit strategy) for the Kellogg School. He has taught courses, lectured and spoken in China, Japan, Thailand, Canada, Israel and throughout the United States.
Professor Lloyd has received great amounts of honors, including the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his support to entrepreneurship from Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch; the Civil Rights Award from the Anti-defamation League; the Industrialist of the Year Award from the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce; and the Award of Excellence from the Sports Lawyers Association.
He advises entrepreneurs on a broad range of legal, financial and business matters, including public and private capital funding, mergers and acquisitions, employee motivation and expansion. He also counsels family businesses on succession, governance, employment, philanthropy, family education, etc. He was invited to share his experience through lectures in numerous top business schools and alumni events, including Harvard University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University. He delves into various academic fields, including Entrepreneurs and Securities, Entrepreneurs and Bankruptcies, Family Succession and Cultural Inheritance, and also Family Enterprise Governance.
Clinical Professor of Family Enterprises
Founder and Co-director of the Center for Family Enterprises
Co-founder of the Center for Executive Women at of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA
Founding Member of the Kellogg-Recanati International EMBA Project Advisory Committee, USA
President of Illinois Institute of Entrepreneurship Education, USA
Best-selling Author of Three Successful Books – Entrepreneurs Are Made, Not Born; Invent, Reinvent, Thrive; Visionarie$ Are Made, Not Born
J.D., University of Chicago Law School, USA
CPA, University of Illinois, USA
B.S., DePaul University, USA
Past President, Recipient of 1992 Industrialist of the Year Award, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Founding President and President Emeritus, Recipient of 1993 Excellence Award, Sports Lawyers Association
Former Associate National Commissioner, Regional Board of Directors, Co-chair of Regional Civil Rights Committee, Recipient of 2002 Civil Rights Award, Anti-defamation League
Invited to give speeches at numerous top business schools and alumni events, including Harvard University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University
Entrepreneurs and Securities, Entrepreneurs and Bankruptcies, Family Succession and Cultural Inheritance, Family Enterprise Governance.