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Managing Director, e@UBC
Past CEO at Monexa, Past COO at Blast Radius
Scaling up companies is something that Barry is passionate about, not to mention extremely successful at! With over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, he has been through the acquisition process multiple times, as President & CEO at Monexa which was sold to NetSuite in 2015, and as COO at Blast Radius, which was acquired by WPP. Passionate about building organizations and commercializing technology, now as newly appointed Managing Director of entrepreneurship@UBC, Barry is keen to help prepare the next generation of young entrepreneurs build and expand BC’s burgeoning innovation ecosystem.
Barry comes from more than 25 years of entrepreneurial experience spanning multiple sectors, including forestry, transportation, telecom, retail, software and industrial products. He has served in executive management positions for leading technology firms for the past 15 years, most recently as President & CEO of Monexa, which was acquired by NetSuite in 2015. Following the exit, he served as General Manager at NetSuite. Before Monexa, Barry was the Chief Operating Officer of Blast Radius, where he led the company’s global expansion to become one of the top digital marketing agencies with offices in Canada, the US and Europe. Blast Radius was acquired by WPP, one of the world’s largest marketing services network. Prior to Blast Radius, Barry was the President & CEO of Antarctica Systems and the Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Delano Technology Corporation. Barry also brings a strong background in management consulting, having spent several years at some of Toronto’s top firms, including Bain & Company, BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) and Accenture.