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.

Hannah De Ruysscher

Hannah De Ruysscher

Digital Marketing and eLearning Specialist

Hannah is a digital marketing and eLearning specialist with Tamarind Partners. Her primary role is developing and executing digital marketing strategies including Tamarind’s website, learning management system site, social media, and presentation design.

Prior to joining Tamarind, Hannah worked in sales and marketing, utilizing powerful CRMs. She focused on social media development, email campaigning, website design, and graphic design for clients and companies.

Hannah studied Political Science and Psychology at Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Focusing on social entrepreneurship during her college education, she created and conducted a social enterprise dedicated to bettering her community. As an artist at heart, she delved into how marketing, specifically graphic design, could support her entrepreneurial project. After finishing her project, she wrote her senior thesis on public policies surrounding her social enterprise.

In her free time, Hannah enjoys drawing, hiking, and video gaming.

Hannah De Ruysscher

Digital Marketing and eLearning Specialist

Hannah develops and executes digital marketing strategies and design including Tamarind’s website, the Tamarind Learning site, social media, and presentation development.

Lydia Tuthill

Collaborating Consultant

Lydia is a collaborating consultant at Tamarind Partners. She contributes to the development and design of courses for the Tamarind Learning online learning system. She is passionate about seeing families flourish; using her skills as a certified Executive Coach and more than a decade of experience in the field of governance to help prepare rising generations of financially successful families navigate the inherent complexities of substantial wealth.

Lydia’s motivation for this work started when she was selected for HSBC’s prestigious Global Graduate Program. During her 12 year tenure, she enjoyed many challenging and varied roles focused in Wealth Management and Insurance with leadership roles in many of the Group’s major centers; London, New York, Geneva, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Working globally in the wealth management industry, Lydia witnessed first-hand a consistent, and often significant, gap in how a family’s wealth and associated enterprises were structured and managed in relation to the apparent lack of emphasis that was placed on the family system and its governance.

Lydia draws on her experience as a founding member of HSBC Private Bank’s award winning Global Family Wealth Initiative, her time as a Strategist in HSBC CEO’s office, working at the highest level of corporate governance during the financial crisis, and her training as an Executive Coach to help furnish families with the tools they require to successfully transfer generational Wealth.

Lydia earned her BA Honours (Joint) Economics and Business Management from the University Of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She is a certified Executive Coach from the Meyler Campbell Mastered Business Coaching Programme in London. Currently, she is studying for certificates in Family Business Consulting and Family Business Advising with the Family Firm Institute.

Lydia is a UK citizen and resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her husband and their two children. She and her family are avid outdoor enthusiasts, keen marine conservationists, and are never happier than when out on the water.

Lydia Tuthill

Collaborating Consultant

Lydia is a collaborating consultant at Tamarind Partners. Experienced in governance and in helping families navigate the complexities of substantial wealth, she contributes to the development and design of courses for the Tamarind Learning online learning system.

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.