Barry qualified as an accountant before graduating in business studies and pursuing a career in Personnel. After six years in the telecommunications industry with STC (ITT), he moved to Schlumberger Ltd, the oil field exploration and energy management multinational spending ten years in senior, international appointments. Following spells with Control Data and GE, he served as Executive Vice President, Personnel of the Corange/Boerhinger Mannheim healthcare groups and moved into executive search in 1996.
He has lived in Holland, France and Japan. Barry specialises in the high technology, healthcare, retail and financial services sectors.