A Brief Biographical Sketch:
Mark Sirkin, Ph.D.
Mark Sirkin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1986 from theUniversityofConnecticutinStorrs. Prior to that, he had completed an internship at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services where he had become the Director of Research for their Cult Hot-line and Clinic. It was at this time that he developed an abiding interest in family therapy and groups. In 1987, he joined the faculty of the University of Rochester Medical Center in Psychiatry, where he became Director of Group Research and Training. He continued to publish on relational disorders and other dysfunctional group and family phenomena.
In 1990, he married and moved back toNew York Cityto join the faculty of theFerkaufGraduateSchooland the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Director of The Robert Beren Center for the Jewish Family. In that same year, he also began his post-doctoral training at the William Alanson White Institute’s Organizational Development and Consulting Program. He began consulting to family businesses soon after. In 1994, he left academia to become a full-time consultant with RHR International where he was appointed Director of their Family Business Practice. In 1999, he founded Sirkin Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in executive development and organizational change. He has written articles and presented to numerous groups about his consulting to family businesses.
In 2004, he decided to expand his practice by joining Hay Group, the world’s largest human resources consultancy with over 74 offices in 41 countries. He was a senior practitioner with their Executive Services Practice. Currently, he is the founder and principal consultant at Sirkin Advisors, a human capital consultancy specializing in people issues, succession planning, and organization development. He has published his first book, The Secret Life of Corporations (New Chrysalis Press). He is currently the co-chair of the Family Business Interest Group of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Consulting Psychology. He has three children and lives inWhite Plains,New York with his wife, Meri.
Mark Sirkin ●Mark@SirkinAdvisors.com ● (212) 551-3237 (o) ● (914) 450-6481 (m)