Dr. Marion McCollom Hampton is a co-founder and Senior Partner at BanyanGlobal. She has been active in the family business field for 25 years, and has been named a Fellow in the Family Firm Institute. She is co-author of a foundational work in the family business field, Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business (with Kelin Gersick, John Davis, and Ivan Lansberg, Harvard Business School Press, 1997).
Marion’s family business advisory practice focuses on helping families address relationship and governance issues to achieve business continuity from generation to generation. She has served clients and run educational programs for families in business in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as in the United States.
Marion was on the Organizational Behavior faculty of Boston University’s School of Management from 1986 to 1997. She has published a number of articles on the structure and dynamics of family-owned business, in addition to cases, scholarly articles on organizational culture, and two books dealing with organizational issues. She has also taught in university executive leadership programs at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and the Wharton School, as well as in private corporate programs for Carrier, General Electric, Caterpillar, Grant Thornton LLP, and JP Morgan Chase Private Bank.
She received an AB magna cum laude from Harvard University, an MPPM (masters of management) from the Yale School of Management, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, with Distinction, from Yale University. She is a member of the Kaw/Kanza tribe of Oklahoma and lives with her daughter in Belmont, Massachusetts.