Welcome

Hi there! Welcome to TravisKlassen.com. This website exists to help facilitate a conversation about family enterprise. As a leader of an established, third generation family enterprise, I literally live and breathe family business. We have between twenty-two and twenty-five family members working in our businesses at any given time, in addition to the hundred or so employees who feel like family. So I have a pretty good grasp on what I’m talking about when it comes to family enterprise…and yet, every single family does it differently!

Check out the blog and let’s connect on social media! I love talking to other family business leaders and bouncing ideas of each other. If you’re looking for someone to speak to your board or at your retreat or conference, I take a few limited engagements each year. Connect with me through the Speaking page on that.

Bio

Travis Klassen has been working within the framework of family enterprise for as long as he can remember. Travis entered his family’s third generation, fifty-year-old business at the age of thirteen and worked all the way up to become CEO at the age of thirty; under his leadership his family’s company grew by 5x and was recognized as the Family Enterprise of the Year Achievement award winner by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (Vancouver Chapter) and made the Profit 500 list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies.

Travis has extensive tried & true, first hand experience with complicated issues such as succession, transition, family legacy, philanthropy and family mission/vision and is a certified family enterprise advisor.

Travis lives in Mission, BC with his wife Veronica Belle and their three kids Topanga, Tehillah & Drake.