Doug Baumoel founded Continuity in 2003, after family business consultants had not been able to help his family business avoid crisis.
“I come from a family business,” shares Doug. “I spent much of my career as the 2nd generation leader of the industrial instrumentation business my father started. We had a lot of conflict, and despite working with family business consultants in the 1980s and 1990s, our story didn’t end the way we’d hoped.”
Doug’s mission to help other families made his business partnership with Blair Trippe an ideal match as she was an expert mediator and executive with experience on Wall Street and a family business in-law.
By combining Doug’s engineering background with Blair’s expertise in conflict mediation, Continuity developed a unique methodology to deconstruct conflict in family enterprise and guide families through transition, no matter how challenging. Doug and Blair co-authored the renowned book Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth, and Power.
Continuity has grown to be one of the leading firms working exclusively with family businesses and families of wealth. Our methodology helps us see clearly the inherent conflict that threatens family enterprise, then make smart plans to manage it for the future. Our growing team of experts applies this methodology, no matter what type of case we work on, so both business and lasting relationships thrive.