Cornell Case Competition for Family Ownership
The First Cornell Case Competition for Family Ownership was held November 4 & 5, at Cornell Tech in New York City. Five teams competed over two days with a live case using Cosan as our subject. This was a real-world experience with a complex, multi-national business.
The Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management team, consisting of Erica Wiebe, Curtis F., and James Myron, finished in first place, and all teams had an incredible showing throughout the competition, Olin Business School at Washington University, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Babson College and SPJIMR SP Jain Institute of Management & Research.
We also recognized the following contributors at the conclusion of the competition:
– Best Presenter – Malay Shah, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
– Ambassador Award – J. Alex Albarracin, Cornell University
– Judges Award – Petru Sandu, Elizabethtown College
– Coaches Award – William Gartner, Babson College
Thank you to those who served as judges throughout the competition, including Veronica Maldonado Degwitz ‘93, Marcelo Martins, Kevin Omar Williams ‘99, Annie Van Fossan, Judy Lin Walsh, and Steven Gal ‘88, who also authored the case.
Thank you, especially to BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors and Rob Lachenauer ’83 for their unwavering support of this competition.
Schedule may be subject to change.
Interested in participating, sponsoring or judging? Please contact Daniel Van Der Vliet, the John and Dyan Smith Executive Director of Family Business at email@example.com to learn more.
BanyanGlobal is an advisory firm that specializes in helping families transition their family enterprises from one generation to another. Our clients are owners of shared assets such as operating businesses, family offices, and family foundations. We partner with our clients to help them make difficult decisions that span their family, business, and ownership interests. Our sweet spot is working in family ownership situations that are complex, emotional and/or stuck. We help these family owners to align their goals, build trust and effective communication skills, and set up governance structures for sustainable decision-making and coordination. Together, we have helped over 200 family businesses from 20 countries on six continents successfully transition.