January 21, 2021 | BBH Family Business Leadership Speaker Series with F. Schumacher & Co.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. ET – 2:00 p.m. ET | ZOOM

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Stephen Puschel '11, Owner

Stephen is the fifth-generation owner, along with his brother, Andrew, of F. Schumacher& Co. He is directly involved in the company’s daily operations, spearheading corporate governance and business development, working across all divisions to optimize efficiency and effectiveness. Before assuming these roles he served in a variety of capacities at Schumacher, from Midwest sales rep to sales operations director to VP of sales.

Prior to joining Schumacher full time, Stephen successfully launched an online newspaper that immediately captured the attention of the media industry. He was recruited by the public television network WNET to develop a companion website for one of its on-air programs, and the site became WNET’s fastest growing web property. Consequently, he was promoted to business development manager, and in this role marketed and managed 15 of the network’s web properties, implementing strategies and partnerships that grew these properties across all metrics, from brand exposure to traffic.

Stephen began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he was an operations analyst.

He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Bates College. 

Timur Yumusaklar '11, CEO & President

As CEO and President of F. Schumacher & Co., Timur spearheads and oversees all aspects of business for two iconic design-industry brands, Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin. He joined FSCO in February of 2015. Under his stewardship both companies have been rapidly and dynamically reenergized as leaders in their categories.

Timur brings a deep and diverse business skill set to F. Schumacher & Co., most recently he was part of the management team of Zalando SE, Europe’s market leader in online fashion retail, with an annual revenue of more than $2 billion at the time. Timur headed up their customer care and happiness division as well as their content creation. In this role he drove growth and innovation for both departments, implementing strategies that dramatically improved and accelerated the impact, reach and efficiency of these divisions and helped the company to successfully IPO in 2014.

Prior to this he spent six years as a key team member and project leader at the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world’s top business consulting firms.

He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 

Did you Know?

Did You Know?

Family enterprises can be public and private, and include many househld names such as:


- Families own at least 80% of the world’s businesses.

- Family enterprises employ the majority of workers globally.

- Family offices actively invest in private equity and venture capital.

- Families fund most of the world’s philanthropy and are at the cutting edge of social enterprise.

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