Henry E. Foley is a co-founder and Senior Partner at BanyanGlobal. He has extensive consulting experience with major family-owned and controlled domestic and international service and industrial companies. He has assisted clients with corporate, shareholder, family governance, leadership, ownership, succession and transition issues, as well as business strategy development and implementation. He has deep expertise in conflict resolution and works closely with families to optimize their personal and work relationships.
Henry has worked with family business enterprises in North America, Latin America, the EU, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia for more than 30 years. He has helped numerous client families to clarify their mission and vision statements and to more clearly define family, ownership, and business strategies. In addition, he has assisted client companies in designing and implementing highly effective leadership succession and transition processes.
Before coming to Banyan, Henry was President and CEO of Gray Judson Howard, a business strategy consulting firm, for 21 years. He has also taught at Harvard and at MIT. More recently, he has been the Lead Family Facilitator in Harvard Business School’s Families in Business: From Generation to Generation executive education program, which examines pivotal issues facing family businesses.
Henry’s first article, “Organizational Passages: The Seven Predictable Management Crises of Growing Companies—and How Successful Companies Solve Them,” was published in 1984. He also was a contributor to Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s book, The Change Masters. In 2012, Harvard Business Review published his article, “Avoid The Traps That Can Destroy Family Businesses,” co-authored with Banyan Senior Partner George Stalk.
Henry earned a BA cum laude and a Masters in Administration, Planning, Social Policy and Psychology from Harvard University.