Our Team

Our team of educated professionals is trained in disciplines vital to family offices. Several have held leadership positions in family offices and in their family enterprises. Our understanding of both sides provides a unique purview which enhances client relationships and elevates solutions beyond technical excellence.

Kirby Rosplock of Tamarind Partners

Kirby Rosplock, PhD

Founder and CEO

Kirby is the founder of Tamarind Partners, Inc., named Best Family Office Management Consultancy and Best Family Wealth Counseling by the Family Wealth Report in 2019. Kirby is recognized by her peers as an innovator, trusted advisor, lauded author, and world-renowned speaker in the family business and family office domains.

Kirby combines her life experiences with her passions for research, client advisory, and her love of writing, which have culminated in many articles, research studies, and books including The Complete Family Office Handbook and The Complete Direct Investing Handbook. Kirby received honors including the prestigious Family Wealth Industry Thought Leadership award in 2018 from the Family Wealth Alliance, and the Richard Beckhard Practice award for lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to family business practice from the Family Firm Institute’s (FFI) in 2018.

Kirby earned her undergraduate from Middlebury College, an MBA from Marquette University and a PhD from Saybrook University. Her prior experiences include working in the securities industry for a broker-dealer and more than a decade in a prominent multi-family office as the head of Research and Development. Kirby is Dean of Family Office at the Purposeful Planning Institute, a Fellow and Family Governance Faculty of the FFI GEN Program; co-trustee of the Harbeck Family Foundation; and currently serves on the advisory board Merton Venture Philanthropy and Hope Trust.

Kirby Rosplock, PhD

Founder and CEO

An entrepreneur at heart, Kirby was born into a complex enterprising family and is the founder, innovator, and driver of Tamarind Partners who knows first hand the critical needs of owners. She is an industry thought leader, world-renowned speaker, lauded author, and trusted advisor to family owners and their family office executives and advisors.

John Rosplock of Tamarind Partners

John Rosplock, MBA

CFO and COO

John manages finance and operations for Tamarind Partners and also serves as a consultant. He is an experienced business leader, visionary, and entrepreneur with a commitment to improvement who has facilitated teams and organizations to achieve breakthrough success. John’s career and experience are multi-faceted and he has gained expertise in real estate, finance, operations, accounting, tax, IT, project management, consensus building, marketing, and contract negotiation.

John’s early career started with a third generation family business where he worked for more than a decade, and then as an operations manager where he managed more than 150 employees, coordinated outsourcing initiatives, and managed turnaround efforts that improved profit margins. John worked in procurement and project management for Florida Power and Light and Northwestern Mutual, leading and supporting multi-million dollar projects. John has experience as a business owner, having successfully launched an antique furniture import business which was sold in 2013, co-founded a family office direct investment business in 2016, and has grown Tamarind Partners into the success it is today.

John earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in Management Information Systems and earned his MBA in Finance from Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, John holds a real estate license in the State of Florida. John served in the United States Marine Corps Infantry. In his free time, John takes his two talented daughters to their events and he also enjoys traveling, golf, tennis, and hockey.

John Rosplock, MBA

CFO and COO

John provides visionary leadership for the company and manages all areas of finance and operations, including accounting, banking, IT, contracting, project management, process innovation, and human resources.

Kelly Atkins of Tamarind Partners

Kelly Atkins, MA

Director of Research and Development

Kelly is director of research and development at Tamarind Partners. She leads Tamarind Learning course development and the management of the online learning system. She also leads all marketing and public relations digital and traditional initiatives. Kelly supports client engagements and industry events which often require the development of research studies, diagnostic reports, and presentations.

With more than 25 years consumer marketing, research, and client service experience with some of the most respected companies in the world, her specialties include strategic planning, research, brand strategy, marketing communications, innovation, and general business management. Kelly leverages these skills at Tamarind Partners in her broad role.

Kelly earned a Master’s degree in Advertising and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations Policy Problems with a minor in Business from Michigan State University. She began her career in consumer marketing and has extensive brand management experience, having developed and optimized numerous brands through strategic positioning which resulted in highly focused marketing strategies and communication.

Leading marketing teams throughout her career, Kelly was responsible for growing market share and achieving financial targets. Kelly developed both innovation and portfolio optimization strategies that led to successful new product launches for Nestlé, Haagen-Dazs, KFC, and Moen brands. In client service roles, Kelly provided team leadership and identified market opportunities that led to innovation-based growth opportunities through consumer segmentation insights as well as identifying brand and advertising optimization strategies.

Kelly Atkins, MA

Director of Research and Development

Kelly is a director of research and development and heads up learning management, marketing, and public relations initiatives. She supports client engagements and industry events, often requiring the development of research studies, diagnostic reports, and presentations.

Miguel Cauvi

Collaborating Consultant

Miguel is a collaborating consultant at Tamarind Partners. A resilient global executive and innovation leader, Miguel is passionate about driving innovation and organizational transformation. As such, he brings a unique blend of executive leadership, strategic business transformation, shared services, and lean operations experience to his clients. For more than 20 years, Miguel has focused on helping family businesses and top corporations establish more innovative, lean, and profitable business models by leveraging the use of technology and lean management. Miguel is passionate about seamless execution, driving innovation, collaboration, and building a resilient organizational culture. He inspires and supports global leaders and their teams to execute seamlessly to deliver sustainable bottom-line results.

A seasoned, multilingual executive, Miguel has global cross-cultural expertise in consulting, technology, family offices and financial services, in the Americas in the US, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and in Europe in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, and Switzerland. His specialties include strategic planning, business model innovation, operations, and sales strategy as well as organizational development and leadership alignment, business analytics, BlockChain technologies, shared services, and global operations.

Miguel Cauvi

Collaborating Consultant

Miguel is a collaborating consultant at Tamarind Partners. A resilient global executive and innovation leader, Miguel is passionate about driving innovation and organizational transformation.