Family Business and Generational Transition – Randy Pekowski
Randy Pekowski is the second generation in his family business, The Expo Group, which was founded by his father, Ray Pekowski. The Pekowski’s have worked hard to make sure that the business is about more the visionalry founder, and have created a growing company while establishing healthy boundaries between work and family life.
This episode of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” is all about the realities of working with your family. Many business owners dream of having their children join the company, but it is not easy. If you (or someone you know) has a family business – they need to hear the advice that Randy shares.
With over 20 years of experience in trade shows and events, Randy was promoted in 2016 to President of The Expo Group. He has been heavily involved in both strategic planning and operational execution throughout his career. His insight and leadership in process and technology management led him to become an inventor-of-record for The Expo Group’s Automated Convention Processing System and Method (U.S. Pats. 6,557,007 and 6,721,763), that enables the company to deliver its renowned Single Source Solution®. Since that time he has continued to work to push innovation across the enterprise.
Randy is involved with IAEE, PCMA and ESCA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management from Texas A&M University and has studied at Harvard Business School.