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The Partnership charter

The Partnership Charter by David Gage Millions of people co-own closely held companies, family businesses, and business partnerships, but establishing them and keeping them together is never easy. Here, finally, is the guide they have been waiting for.... Read More

Mark Sirkin, Ph.D.

Disciplines: Mediator, Organizational Consultant and Clinical Psychologist

Mark Sirkin is a management consultant specializing in executive development, mediation, coaching, and organizational change. He is well known in the consulting field for his expertise with family-owned enterprises and closely-held businesses and partnerships, including law firms. He is a senior board-level advisor to several companies. He has completed post-doctoral work in organizational consulting and is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA).

Mark has written numerous articles and two books, The Secret Life of Corporations: Understanding the True Nature of Business (2004; 2nd Edition, 2020) and Regain Your Balance: At Work, with Family, in Life (2016). He has taught at the graduate level at the University of Rochester, CUNY, NYU, Yeshiva University, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Mark is currently the immediate Past-President of the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13) of the American Psychological Association. He has served in the following roles:

  • Founder and CEO, Sirkin Advisors. 2011-present.
  • HBR Consulting, Senior Director. 2007-2010.
  • Consultant, Hay Group. 2004-2007.
  • Associate Dean, and Director, Mental Health Counseling Program, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mercy College, New York. 2012-2019.
  • President, Sirkin Associates, 2000-2004.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 1987-1990.

1992 Post-Doctoral Certification, Organizational Consulting, W. A. White Institute, NYC
1985, 1983 Ph.D. & M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut
1979 B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, Boston University

Licensed Psychologist, New York
Member, Family Firm Institute’s New York Study Group
Member, Society of Consulting Psychologists, American Psychological Association
Member, Executive Board of the New York State  Psychological Association’s Organizational Consulting and Work (OCW) Division