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Navigating the Family Business Maze

Presented By: Bowie & Jensen

Owning or operating a family business comes with unique challenges—and opportunities. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about what it takes to successfully lead and grow a family-owned company or family office, and the key role your trusted advisors play in the equation.


Mark Jensen
Managing Parter
Bowie & Jensen, LLC

Mark is the co-founder of Bowie & Jensen, LLC. The core of Mark’s practice is counseling established private companies focusing on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and succession planning. Mark is active on boards and committees with the following organizations:

• Maryland Health Care Commission
• KeraLink International, Inc.
• Pantheon Vision, Inc.
• Evapco, Inc.
• CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc.
• Make Well Known Foundation
• MedStar Health System (2010-2019)
• MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2001-2010)
• Maryland Hospital Association – Former Chair
• Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Baltimore
• Greenspring Financial, Limited


James Canzoniero
President & CEO
Gamse Labels & Packaging

James (Jimmy) Canzoniero joined Gamse full-time in 2008, but his employment history at Gamse goes all the way back to sweeping the plant floors and packing boxes in 1995. He was elevated to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2014, implementing a thorough modernization plan across the business & particularly in production & finance. Following the untimely passing of his father & best friend, Dan Canzoniero, in 2018, Jimmy took on the role of President & CEO of Gamse. In 2020, demonstrating a commitment to the company's legacy and future, he acquired a controlling interest in the company from his other family members. Under his stewardship, Gamse has maintained its position as a leading company in its sector.  It is one of very few closely-held printing companies that span three different printing technologies (offset, flexo, & digital) to meet the diverse needs of the world’s largest food & beverage companies.

A Duke University alumnus, Canzoniero graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Additionally, he holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and is a proud graduate, supporter & parent at Baltimore’s Gilman School.

Residing in Baltimore, Jimmy is married to Dr. Jenna Canzoniero, an esteemed Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, who is spearheading the creation of new, less invasive breast cancer biopsy techniques. They are the proud parents of two children, Juliana (10) and Christopher (6).

William A. McComas
McComas Fuel Co.

William A. McComas is the Managing Partner at Bowie & Jensen and a corporate attorney focusing on the technology sector. A leading technology attorney, he represents companies, investors, and entrepreneurs in many different technology industries. He counsels clients throughout the country in connection with financing, mergers and acquisitions, sales of assets, equity financings, and other general corporate matters. He is well established for helping companies to manage and develop commercial technology and strategies. He often publishes and speaks on such topics and has received numerous awards including citations in Best Lawyers in America and multiple "Lawyer of the Year" honors. Email: [email protected]

George Nyquist
Nyquist Inc.

George Nyquist was the owner of Nyquist Inc. from 1978 to 2020. Nyquist Inc. distributed paint and related supplies to body shops, sign makers, and small manufacturers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and parts of Pennsylvania and North Carolina. At the time of purchase in 1978, Nyquist Inc. had one store and 9 employees. In 2020, Nyquist Inc. had a warehouse, 4 satellite stores, and 58 employess. During those 42 years, company revenues increased 37 times.


Conference Location

300 Woodholme Avenue
Pikesville, MD 21208
Tel: (410) 486-3700