Allen E. Fishman Allen Fishman is Founder and Executive Chairman of The Alternative Board (TAB®), the world’s largest franchise system offering peer advisory groups and coaching services for business owners. Among other things, he created the methodologies for the TAB system, which have benefited over 15,000 business owners and their businesses in many different countries. Mr. Fishman holds a finance degree, Magna Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctorate law degree. Mr. Fishman is a noted expert on privately held companies. He has been featured in numerous international media venues and is a featured speaker at business engagements around the world. In addition, he is a best-selling author of business books that share his business insights. His books include, 7 Secrets of Great Entrepreneurial Masters: The GEM Power Formula for Lifelong Success, 9 Elements of Family Business Success: A Proven Formula for Improving Leadership & Relationships in Family Business, Strategic Business Leadership and The Alignment Factor: Unlock Potential, Boost Employee Performance, and Increase Profits. For over a decade, Mr. Fishman wrote the nationally syndicated newspaper business advice column, Business Insights. Mr. Fishman was President and co-owner of a consumer electronics chain, which after attaining great success became a NASDAQ-traded public entity.