Devin DeCiantis



Devin DeCiantis

Devin DeCiantis

Devin specializes in the financial, organizational, and strategic aspects of family enterprise. He brings a background in corporate strategy, economic analysis and investment banking to his work with family businesses, family offices and family foundations.

He was raised in Toronto, Canada and holds a Master’s from the Kennedy School at Harvard with a focus in finance and economics, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University. He has worked with private and public sector leaders throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and teaches about family enterprise at Harvard and Kellogg.

Devin’s work with family enterprises focuses on continuity planning, governance design, enterprise risk, and shareholder development, and he is frequently invited to speak at global conferences on a range of topics. His writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review and The Atlantic, and he is the lead author of a forthcoming book, The Enduring Enterprise, which will be published by PublicAffairs.

Devin lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife Nathalie and their two children.

Insights by Devin DeCiantis

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Stewarding businesses into institutions

In light of the many crises that haunt the daily news cycle, there is one segment of the corporate landscape that seems to be weathering the storm better than most: family businesses.

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