Senior Advisor and Partner
Cambridge Family Enterprise Group
Andrew Hier is a senior advisor and partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, a highly specialized international advisory firm serving family enterprises. He is a fellow at Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise, a leading education and research institute dedicated to the significant issues family enterprises face. Both organizations comprise Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, a global organization, founded in 1989, devoted to helping families achieve multigenerational success for their families, enterprises, and financial wealth.
Mr. Hier is an internationally recognized expert and trusted advisor to multigenerational family enterprises. Since 2003, he has advised family-owned businesses around the world on strategies for growing and passing their enterprises to the next generation. His areas of focus include ownership issues; family and business governance; succession planning; performance evaluations of family employees; and family communication. He is a globally recognized expert on the ownership dimension of family enterprises, which encompasses ownership strategies, trust and estate planning, shareholder agreements, the owners’ council, shareholder unity, and preparing the next generation to serve as effective owners.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hier was CEO of Bennett and Co., then one of the world’s largest privately held intimate apparel companies. Prior to this, he practiced law for 15 years, most recently as a partner in a Boston law firm and earlier as an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts.
Mr. Hier earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from Harvard College. He is fluent in English and conversant in French.