Tom began his family business consulting practice in 1980 as one of few professionals addressing family-owned businesses in the United States. He integrates the notion of spirit in his work with family businesses, and assists family business clients with succession planning, leadership development, business planning, board development, and wealth preparation planning.
In addition to consulting, Hubler has served as a professional in residence at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and served on the advisory board for the Center for Family Enterprise for ten years.
Formerly, he was an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas where he co-taught a class on Family Business Management for ten years. Hubler is a founding member and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Boston. Additionally, he served as a member of the editorial board for 22 years of the Family Business Review, and has authored articles on success strategies for family-owned businesses and has been widely quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Corporate Report, Nation’s Business, Inc. and StarTribune.
Hubler was a guest multiple times on the NBC Weekend Today Show and a periodic guest on Minnesota Public Radio’s programs. Hubler had online columns that appeared in Elite Advisor Forum, Minnesota Business Magazine, and Twin City Business. Hubler is the founder of the Minnesota Family Business of the Year Award, now in its 12th year of celebrating outstanding Minnesota family businesses. He currently serves on the board for Banyan Community.