Private Company Director

Recruiting Non-Family Executives

Please join Bridget Dueweke, Senior Vice President of Sales for Wolverine Solutions Group (a third-generation family business); Todd Hohauser, CEO at Harvey Hohauser & Associates; and David Shaw, Publishing Director, Family Business Magazine, for a 60-minute discussion on best practices for recruiting non-family executives.

Thursday, March 17, 2022
2 PM ET | 11 AM PT

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Hiring outsiders into a family business can pose unique challenges. How you identify, select and integrate a non-family executive can have a big impact on the success of the hire.

During this webinar, participants will learn best practices for recruiting executives into family-owned entities by focusing on:

  • Understanding the six dimensions of the family businesses.
  • Integrating the Baker three-circle model into the recruitment process, including creation of an applicable position description.
  • Using the core values of the business and the family to define desired behavior patterns, knowledge, skills and abilities of candidates.
  • Identifying the position of the business in its lifecycle to properly match executive candidates.
  • Defining the process of onboarding and integration of the finalist candidate.
Bridget Dueweke

Senior Vice President of Sales, Wolverine Solutions Group

As Senior Vice President of Sales at Wolverine Solutions Group, Bridget Dueweke leads a team of enterprise sales executives to exceed objectives selling critical communications in the print, fulfillment and mailing space. 

For 29 years she worked in the advertising space with ATT (now Thryv), serving many roles in sales leadership, from sales operations executive, where she ran a 300-person call center; to leading a four-state Hunter team selling digital advertising in the Midwest; and as a GM running multifunctional sales, administrative and customer service teams in the print, digital and SAAS space.

Dueweke is a seven-time Presidents Club winner, awarded to the top 10% in the country, and has created multiple tools to support the selling process that have been implemented throughout the country.

Todd Hohauser

CEO, Harvey Hohauser & Associates

Todd Hohauser is CEO of Harvey Hohauser & Associates and Chairman of IIC Partners, an affiliate of the eighth-largest retained executive search partnership in the world. For 20 years, he has guided family and privately held businesses in their efforts to locate, recruit and retain top-grade leadership.

An acknowledged expert in the assessment, identification and placement of leaders, Todd is a specialist in the coordination and recruitment of exceptional executive talent in the following areas: executive leadership, operations, information technology, engineering, financial management, retail and manufacturing.

A graduate of Western Michigan University, Todd also received a master of science degree in management from Walsh College. Utilizing his extensive background in behavioral sciences, Todd’s primary purpose is to provide the best cultural fit for candidates and clients. In 2009, Todd was a recipient of Walsh College’s Award for the Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade. In 2017, he received the designation “FEA,” Family Enterprise Advisor, successfully completing a 1,000-hour course focused on training advisors to family businesses/family enterprises.

Beyond serving as Chairman of IIC Partners, he is on the Foundation Board of Walsh College, a past committee member on the Judson Center’s Golf Planning Committee and past Chair for The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. He also served on the Board of Advisors of MichBusiness and CORP! Magazine.

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's 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.


Harvey Hohauser & Associates

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