New Director Begins Tenure at SJU's Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 10, 2017) — Brian Brogan, M.S., CMT, has been named the director of Saint Joseph’s University’s Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship (IFBE), which is housed in the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. Brogan is the president and founder of Brogan Group Investment Advisors LLC, located in Rydal, Pennsylvania, and is a member of both the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic Hedge Fund Association.

The Haub School of Business Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship, founded in 2012, offers programming tailored to the unique challenges family business owners face. It is the region’s only university-based program, providing support and guidance to family businesses as they navigate the complexities of building, growing and transitioning family enterprises from one generation to the next.

“The IFBE is pleased to welcome Brian Brogan as director,” says Haub School Dean Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. '70. “Family businesses are a critical economic engine in the greater Philadelphia region, and we look forward to the new focus Brian will bring to supporting area family businesses.”

“The issues that arise in family business systems are both complex and emotional,” says Brogan. “Saint Joseph’s Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship was established in direct response to this dynamic. It is just one of the ways SJU works in the community to support enterprising families and help them grow their businesses.”

Brogan adds that the IFBE recognizes the increasing need for access to resources, specialized support and industry collaboration to help family businesses balance the competing needs and interests of the business, the family and ownership.

Known for his work in behavioral finance and risk management for close to 20 years, Brogan has consulted with many top tier investment firms and created investment portfolios for high net worth families and investment advisors.

“I am excited to work with the SJU community to highlight our faculty expertise and share this wealth of knowledge with the greater Philadelphia business community,” says Brogan.

Brogan earned his bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America and later, before starting his career at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, he received his master’s in clinical psychology with a specialization in addiction at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He blended the dynamics of psychological principals with technical and fundamental research, which led him to concentrate on the innovative field of behavioral finance in his career.

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