Dr. Kirby Rosplock
CEO & FOunder, Tamarind Partners
Kirby Rosplock, PhD is a recognized consultant, researcher, innovator, advisor, author, facilitator and speaker in the family business and family office realms. 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. Working with families of wealth and enterprise, Dr. Rosplock understands the unique nuances and needs of families starting a family office versus those transitioning or unwinding them.
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 from Saybrook University, where she focused on change management as it applies to affluent families. Her passion and love of writing inspired her to write of numerous articles, research studies and books including The Complete Family Office Handbook, A Guide for Affluent Families and the Advisors Who Serve Them, published by Wiley/Bloomberg in January 2014 and her second book entitled The Complete Direct Investing Handbook, A Guide for Family Offices, Accredited Investors and Qualified Purchasers, published by Wiley/Bloomberg in May 2017. She was the editor for the book, A Family’s Guide to Wealth: Insights from Thought Leaders and Pioneers (GenSpring, 2009).
Dr. Rosplock is a student of the family business and the family office. Her early career started in a broker-dealer working with accredited investors typically who made their wealth in a family business and her focus was in private equity. Her PhD is in Organizational Systems, and her studies combined learnings from the Marriage and Family Therapy discipline as well as Organizational Psychology and Change Management. Her dissertation was on “Women’s Interest, Attitudes, and Involvement with their Wealth” (2007).
For nearly a 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. Dr. Rosplock knows firsthand the complexity of wealth in a multi-generational, business-owning family as 4th generation owner, beneficiary, board member and trustee of her family’s foundation. Dr. Rosplock has spent most of her career building the skills, acumen and direct experience working with families in a highly customized fashion. Dr. Rosplock has an incredible network of thought leaders, advisors, educators, experts, providers, and family offices to bring to her clients.
Dr. Rosplock is Dean of Family Office at the Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), a Fellow and Faculty of the Family Firm Institute (FFI), former editor of the FFI Practitioner, former board member of Family Enterprise USA and co-trustee of the Harbeck Family Foundation, and on the advisory board Merton Venture Philanthropy. Dr. Rosplock is married with two daughters. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.