For many, understanding the intricacies of family business may seem daunting…or even messy…but for Alan Wilson, CEO of Sugarbush Capital this is his sweet spot. Alan is a “connector” in every sense of the word. He is incredibly intelligent, check out his educational history, but cares deeply for people, relationships and leaving an impact which makes his talents unparalleled in today’s family business scene. He’s used his business skills since he was eight years old starting and running a lawn care business where he not only had investors but also hired out the actual mowing! From there, it wasn’t a linear path to get him where he is today and he’ll be the first to tell you it rarely ever is. But what matters is that he has effectively moved through the peaks and valleys of both the international and national world of family business to be able to serve families well. Today he shares with us his experience with family business, teaches us about the 5 Pillars of family business, and leaves us equipped with knowledge that we all need in leadership, as well as some laughs along the way.