Steinbeck Family Business Seminar

Upcoming Events


Succession Success 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Business Consulting Resources, Inc. 
and L&L Hawaiian BBQ 


Business Consulting ResourcesL&L Hawaiian BBQ


Please join us for a discussion on Family Business Succession and hear the story about L&L Hawaiian Barbeque and their succession experiences. Business Consulting Resources will share best practices on succession planning and its challenges. Founder and CEO, Eddie Flores and Elisia Flores '14, Vice President and CFO will share how they transitioned L&L and their future plans.


Eddie Flores
Eddie Flores
Founder and CEO, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Eddie Flores Jr. arrived in Hawaii as an immigrant when he was sixteen. He distinguished himself as a successful entrepreneur and a community activist. In 1976, he purchased his first L & L as a gift to his mother. Subsequently, Eddie expanded L & L from a single store into 200 restaurants during a time of unprecedented economic hardship in Hawaii. Eddie has provided loans, credit, and lease guaranty for his employees in the L & L restaurant chain so they can share the same American dream.


Elisia Flores
Elisia Flores '14
Vice President and CFO, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Elisia Flores is the vice president and chief financial officer for L&L Franchise, Inc. Her responsibilities include overseeing strategic planning, business development, and the L&L Foundation. Previously, she was the senior finance manager for the west region of General Electric's power generation services business and a corporate auditor at GE Consulting on domestic and international audit assignments. Elisia holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the USC and an executive MBA from UCLA. 

Ken Gilbert
Ken Gilbert
Senior Consultant / Partner, Business Consulting Resources

A long-time Hawaii resident, Ken is co-founder of Business Consulting Resources, Inc. He offers over thirty five years of family business consulting knowledge, and holds a B.S.B.A. in Personnel and Employee Relations and a Masters Degree in International Business from the American University in Washington D.C. Ken's experience includes working with Hawaii and California based family businesses in the areas of strategic planning development and implementation, succession planning and mergers and acquisitions.  

Jean Santos
Jean Santos
Senior Consultant / Partner, Business Consulting Resources

A founding member of Business Consulting Resources, Jean brings over 35 years of experience to family owned companies in organizational development, strategic planning and market strategies, human resources, executive coaching, team building and leadership development. Jean has a Master's Degree in Communication and Organizational Development from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  


May 18 and 19, 2018,
Friday and Saturday

8:30am - 5:30pm



We welcome your questions. Please email or call (310) 825-6368.

Presented by the UCLA Price Center in association with the Steinbeck Family Business endowment and sponsors.



The Steinbeck Family Business Seminar has been made possible through the generous support of Jay Steinbeck and our sponsors, Bolton & Company, Business Consulting Resources, City National Bank and KPMG.

Bolton & Co               Business Consulting Resources   

City National Bank