This week’s Spotlight features CFAR Founder and Principal Nancy Drozdow. Nancy co-leads CFAR’s Family Enterprise and Owner-Led Business practice and has been instrumental in the development of CFAR’s approach to strategy. Nancy is internationally known for her expertise as a thinking partner to leaders, successors, and successor candidates across the family enterprise.

First and last name
Nancy Drozdow

What is your role at CFAR?
Founder and Principal 

How long have you been with CFAR?
40 years

What do you enjoy most about your role?

What are three words you would use to describe CFAR?
Smart, successful, multi-generational

What has been your favorite memory at CFAR?Succession for CFAR and our family business practice

In five words or less, what advice would you give others in your profession?
Love what you do


What is your current favorite book or podcast? Anything from our Manager’s Book Club

If you could gain a new skill in 10 minutes, what would it be?
Vulcan Mind-Meld (Star Trek)

What are your top three publications that you read every morning?
The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer

What’s one thing—either industry-related or not—you learned in the last month?
I learn so much from Andrew — this week, it was how to unfreeze my phone screen when it becomes frozen vertically

How do you define success?
Do what you love, really well

What inspires you?
My family