About Excell

What we do:

For over two decades, Excell has been the premier business Leader to Leader™ forum for Northwest business owners, presidents, and chief executives. Excell offers several types of groups for executives who have the desire and readiness to achieve and sustain growth and profitability with peer-to-peer mentoring.

Our groups are:

  • Focused on family-owned and closely-held companies
  • Concentrated in the Pacific Northwest
  • Managed by a professional leader
  • Usually comprised of 5 to 15 executives
  • Composed of companies that share similar characteristics such as size, business stage and experience/qualifications of the executive. Company revenues range from small start-ups to companies with annual revenues of >$300 million
  • Comprised of companies from a wide-range of industries such as: high technology, transportation, food and beverage, insurance, finance, professional services, printing, chemicals, construction, manufacturing, fabrication, product imports

 

We invite you to get to know our group leaders and find out more about our program options and membership requirements.

CFBS, CSP, CMC

Eugene J. Wallace has been called a, “Strategic Advantage,” by many of his clients. As founder and president of Family Business Advisers and owner of Excell Oregon, Eugene has integrated his experience as a husband, father, successful business owner, and his understanding of business and organizational theory, to forge a highly effective practice advising business leaders in the success and succession of their businesses. He works with clients as they discover where they want to take the business, determine, with candid clarity, what the current state of the business is and then to develop an intentional and wise plan in the pursuit of success and succession. He actively assists clients as they do the work to actually pursue excellence in business.

Eugene has invested more than 15 years of his life working in the field of education, as a faculty member, administrator and coach. He has earned three Masters Degrees focusing on Counseling, Human Development, and Philosophical and Theological Studies. His undergraduate work focused on Psychology, Theology and Business.

What his clients are saying of him:

“Eugene really helped us save our business. We moved from challenging family dynamics and struggling to manage growth that threatened to pull us apart to a dynamic and successful company with growing pains”

“We have worked with consultants who were ‘experts’, yet Eugene, as an experienced business leader and adviser, helped us discover and pursue our goals and to achieve the transformation that we had wanted for a long time.”

“I have been continually amazed at his powers of observation and ability to help my family and I understand what we want, where we really are and how we can move the family and business ahead in achieving our goals.”

Eugene is currently the Board Chair for the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Board of Trustees, is a current board member for the International Succession Planning Association and is a former Board Member of the Austin Family Business Program. He is a Certified Succession Planner, a Certified Family Business Specialist and a Certified Management Consultant. He lives with his wife of 25 years, Angela and their five children in Aurora, Oregon on a small, family farm.