About Kirby Rosplock, PhD

Kirby Rosplock, PhD is a recognized researcher, innovator, advisor, author, and speaker in the family business and family office realms. For the last decade, Dr. Rosplock was director of research & development at GenSpring Family Offices, based in Jupiter, Florida, one of the most prominent multi-family offices in the U.S.  As the founder of Tamarind Partners, Inc., a research, advisory and consultancy practice that works with families, advisors and institutions connected to the family office market, Rosplock provides leading edge insights and knowledge to the family office domain. 

A board member of Family Enterprise USA, a non-profit advocacy organization for family enterprise, a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and Co-trustee of the Harbeck Family Foundation, Rosplock is a global advisor to financial institutions, families, family office executives and multi-family office and wealth advisors. Determining who should consider forming or joining a family office, and how to craft and set up a structure, purpose and vision for the office to fully serve a family’s particular needs and investment are her areas of expertise.

Kirby Rosplock earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Middlebury College, an MBA from Marquette University, with an emphasis in private equity finance and entrepreneurship and has her PhD in Organizational Systems from Saybrook University, where she focused on change management as it applies to affluent families. Her dissertation was entitled, “Women’s Interest, Attitudes and Involvement with their Wealth.” Her passion and love of writing inspired her to write The Complete Family Office Handbook, A Guide for Affluent Families and the Advisors Who Serve Them, published by Wiley/Bloomberg January 2014. 

Most wealth books are written for managers and contain lots of details but no sense of the daily life and concerns of the people who are to be served. This Handbook is one of a kind—written for real concerned and want-to-know people. The book starts not with concepts but with concerns and offers clear ideas about what to do, laced with details about real families managing the dilemmas of great wealth and an expanding family. There are few such families, but this handbook is for every family member of such families.

Professor of Organizational Systems and Psychology,
Saybrook University