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Paul Karofsky

Founder, Transition Consulting Group

Paul Karofsky received his A.B. from Bowdoin College and attended graduate school at Connecticut College in the Department of Philosophy.  He joined his family’s wholesale distribution business, serving most of his career as president and chief executive.


After completing two successful acquisitions, Paul achieved certification in the OPM Program at Harvard Business School, strengthening his interest in organizational behavior, management development, and strategic planning.  He was trained in Kepner-Tregoe Decision Analysis and by Ichak Adizes.  He has served as president of his industry’s regional and international trade associations, and was a trustee of the National Association of Wholesale Distributors, prompting his biography in several editions of Who’s Who.

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So You’re in the Family Business…

A Guide to Sustainability

Learn from the Experience of Others How to Sustain Your Family Enterprise. So You’re in the Family Business… features Paul and David Karofsky, a father– son team, as they share experiences from their own lives, and from those of the hundreds of families they’ve helped, to address the challenges and…

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