Jeff’s private practice in the counseling industry allowed him to gain specialized experience in working with families in crisis and achieving mutually satisfactory resolution of significant family dynamic issues.

Jeff Faulkner associated with The Rawls Group since 2002, specializes in family business succession planning and is responsible for cultivating and facilitating client relationships. Jeff relies upon his background in family counseling to navigate the unique challenges of family dynamics in the succession planning proces.

Jeff earned his undergraduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham, AL with a major in Psychology, and is a graduate of Georgia State University, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling. Jeff also earned a diploma from Psychological Studies Institute where his studies focused on the integration of theology and psychology. His experience as a succession planner has allowed him to understand the delicate balance of the family-business system.

He is currently writing his first book on this topic. Helping families in business develop more effective and productive relationships is Jeff’s passion. He is also technically proficient in the financial planning field for closely-held businesses. Jeff holds several insurance and NASD registrations and is an investment advisor representative. He is also working toward the Certified Financial Planner® designation to further enhance his financial planning skills. The unique combination of Jeff’s knowledge base and skill sets allows him to assist families in structuring sound succession plans that will stand the challenges of a succession transition. Jeff has spoken for the National Poultry and Food Distributors Association, Georgia Auto Dealer’s Association, Dixon-Hughes Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, and Conditioned Air Association of Georgia on topics dealing with comprehensive succession planning.