"Barry was instrumental in helping us constructing our strategic plan, and guided us through a disciplined allocation of resources. We gained months of additional runway."
"While CEO of Miadora, Barry built an organization up from ground zero - that became the no. 1 online jewelry site in America. He knows what it takes to build a successful startup."
"As a board member at New Vine Logistics, Barry brought a seasoned executive’s perspective to running the business which really made an impact."
"Because we take major brands and build them abroad, everything we do begins as a startup, even if to the outside world our companies already seem like well established brands. Barry has been indispensable to our growth process because he knows both the secrets of how very large brands work, and the processes by which very small startups can stay lean and win the game. We've worked with Barry regularly for years, and plan to continue to do so as long as he's willing to keep helping us."
President & CEO
Pacific Rim Partners
"As CEO of Therative, I knew I could rely on Barry's sage advice and insights into building a solid company. His membership on our Board of Directors added real hands on experience and he was able to help me in a multitude of areas--from looking at different go to market models, to marketing assessments, to evaluating financing alternatives."
"Barry was our first angel investor, and was a tremendous advocate and participant in helping us get funded. He was a key member of our Board of Directors, and took a hands-on role in providing critical direction and support to me and my team. We were successful in our exit, and I can confidently say that this would not have been as positive without Barry's contribution. Barry is simply the best of the best, and comes with my strongest recommendation."
"As one of our founding board members Barry was instrumental in getting us pointed in the right direction, and guiding us through the most difficult times of our growth".
"We were fortunate to have Barry as our sole independent board member where he brought his vast experience to the company, even jumping in as interim CEO when we needed him most."
“Barry has been consulting to Thos. Baker since 2007 and has made vital contributions to a strategy that has doubled our sales over the past couple of years. I am very happy with our decision to work with Barry and would highly recommend him.”
Thos. Baker, Inc
"Barry was instrumental in all phases of our startup. From defining a go-to-market strategy to fine tuning our staff, Barry's 50,000 foot view was as clear as his principles behind the sign on his desk- "No Surprises." Those principles: Generating shareholder value while caring genuinely about the people around him in a very tough industry in a very strange time."
"Barry joined our Board of Directors and immediately brought a customer centric focus to our business. His work as a board member was invaluable!"