Linda Mack of Mack International to Chair World Congress 2013 National Family Office Forum, Jan. 29-30 in Los Angeles

Linda Mack of Mack International to Chair the World Congress 2013 National Family Office Forum, ‘Next Generation Education for Single and Multi-Family Offices’, on Jan. 29-30 at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 28, 2013Linda Mack, founder and president of Mack International, a premier retained executive search and strategic family office/human capital management consulting firm, will chair the World Congress 2013 National Family Office Forum, ‘Next Generation Education for Single and Multi-Family Offices,’ on January 29-30 in Los Angeles, California.

The National Family Office Forum will feature speakers from single and multi-family offices as well as consultants, providing insights and strategies for handling the most relevant investment, management, governance and next-generation issues for both short-term success and long-term viability and sustainability. Attendees will enjoy informative, valuable programs presented in a variety of formats, including numerous interactive sessions to allow for greater dialogue with thought-leaders and family-office peers. Special sessions are also planned for family members interested in learning more about investments and philanthropy in a highly educational format. The Forum will also include closed-door meetings exclusively for family members and family offices executives.

On Tuesday, January 29, Forum Chair Linda Mack also will co-lead a session with Tavan Pechet, president of Pechet Advisors, titled “The Family Office Team: The Talent Required to Achieve Your Mission & Vision.” Ms. Mack and Mr. Pechet will also co-lead a closed-door family breakfast meeting on the same topic on Wednesday, January 30, providing family members and family-office executives the opportunity to delve deeper into the subject and share insights in a private peer-to-peer setting.

“Both sessions will discuss how to successfully identify, attract, motivate and retain the talent needed for a family to achieve its long-term goals and objectives,” said Mack. “Before moving forward to determine the key roles needed, it is critical that the family have its “foundations for success” in place. Clarity and consensus around the family’s vision, mission, values and long-term objectives must anchor all other decisions to achieve alignment and success.”

Mack continued, “It is essential that families identify and recruit those candidates who not only have the requisite technical skills and experience, but who possess those characteristics and attributes that make them the right “culture fit.” Ultimately, culture fit is key to success and effectiveness.”

“Family attendees will be encouraged to share experiences, challenges, opportunities and best practices in an engaged, candid discussion, so that everyone will leave with some tangible and practical tips on how to approach these ideas/issues effectively,” Mack added.

The event offer sessions on a range of topics related to both the financial and the interpersonal aspects of family offices. Sessions will include a macroeconomic and market trend outlook for 2013, alternative investments and updates on tax strategies, international investments and emerging markets, roadmaps to successful family meetings, essential tools every family office should have for maximum productivity, philanthropy and investing for impact, and how to refine intergenerational communication skills and strategies to successfully engage all generations in the family.

Mack International, LLC, headquartered in Chicago, is a global retained executive search and consulting firm serving clients in the family office/wealth management industry on a national and international basis. For more information, visit or call 800.976.0015.