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2022 Insights for Family Businesses: Optimism in the Face of Uncertainty

Please join David Libertson, 2nd generation Owner & President, Ronin Gallery, Adam Zurawski, Solution Consultant, Oracle NetSuite, and David Shaw, Publishing Director at Family Business Magazine, for a discussion on the economic outlook affecting family businesses.

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Many of the themes that dominated news headlines in 2021 have bled into the new year. A robust economic recovery has been paired with historic levels of inflation, global supply chains remain hampered by sluggish ports, and new COVID variants persist. Despite all of these factors, over 500 US-based executives expressed reasons for optimism in the face of uncertainty in a recent survey conducted by Brainyard.

Learn how both finance and non-finance executives perceive the first half of 2022 playing out and what nuances might await family-owned businesses, including:

  • Economic outlook for the first half of 2022 and how it may look through a family-owned lens
  • Revenue and profit expectations for the first half of 2022
  • Priorities in terms of spending and areas for finance team improvements
  • Strategies to drive growth and increase revenue
David Taro Libertson

2nd generation Owner & President, Ronin Gallery

David Taro Libertson is the president and second-generation owner of Ronin Gallery. Since assuming responsibility for the gallery in 2012, he has stressed three priorities: curatorial excellence, accessibility and education. By combining traditional gallery charm with innovative digital marketing, he aims to create a personal art experience for each and every collector, whether online or in the gallery.

David received his MBA from Boston University, where he graduated with high honors. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, he remains an active alumnus and served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Muscarelle Museum of Art. He has hosted seminars on Japanese art for numerous universities and institutions, including both NYU and Columbia University. He is a member of the Japanese Art Society of America and Ukiyo-e Dealers Association of Japan.

Adam Zurawski, CPA

Solution Consultant, Oracle NetSuite

Adam is a Senior Solution Consultant at Oracle NetSuite, where he works with companies to understand areas they want to become more efficient in and then helps deliver presentations to show how the NetSuite software can make their operations more efficient and provide savings.  Being on the emerging team, he primarily focuses on small fast-growing companies along with family-owned businesses.  Adam’s interest in helping family owned business was piqued at a very young age due to both of his parents being small business owners.  Prior to working at NetSuite, he was in public accounting and is a licensed CPA.

David Shaw

Publishing Director, Family Business Magazine

David Shaw is the publishing director of Directors & Boards and its sister publication, Family Business. With more than 30 years of experience in business-to-business and consumer media markets, he has served as an editor, publisher, publishing director, group publisher and group vice president of a variety of publications, trade shows, conferences and websites.

Prior to founding GRID Media, David served as senior vice president for Phillips Business Information Inc., where he oversaw nearly 100 discrete media properties, and helped build the business from $35 million to more than $100 million in annual revenues. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to business-to-business media, multi-generational family businesses and private and public company governance. He is married, with two grown children, one serving in the Navy and the other in law school.


  • No cost to attend.
  • Opportunity for questions and feedback.
  • All participants receive a copy of the webinar materials after the event.
  • All participants receive Family Business Magazine weekly newsletter, with news, tips and trends that impact your family business. You may, of course, opt out at any time.
  • Unbiased third-party family business education.
  • 60 minutes -- maximum value for time.


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