Barry is responsible for the Brown Smith Wallace Mergers and Acquisitions Group and provides turnaround consulting services. As a Partner of the firm, he performs strategic business planning.
Prior to joining the firm, Barry was an audit partner in an international accounting firm and also had his own consulting practice. More than 45 years’ experience in public and private accounting distinguishes Barry as an expert in his field. He has worked in numerous industries, including: manufacturing and distribution, professional services, transportation, government, real estate, not-for-profits, auto dealerships and food service.
In 2015, Small Business Monthly named Barry the Best M&A Provider in St. Louis. Barry was also named to CFO magazine’s 1988 Honor Roll of Turnaround Specialists in the United States. He has also been published repeatedly on a variety of business topics.
As a trusted business advisor, licensed Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuations Analyst, Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor and Accredited in Business Valuation, Barry has assisted many business owners with business valuation, merger, acquisition, liquidation and/or syndication of their companies. He has served as a broker, financial advisor, negotiator and arbitrator in these transactions.
A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Barry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
He has served on committees for both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA). He is a past chairperson of the MOCPA Business Consulting Services Committee. Barry serves on the Board of Directors for CHADS coalition. His past and present memberships and civic involvement include:
- Missouri Venture Forum
- Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
- Institute of Business Appraisers
- American Cancer Society Heritage Founders Board
- Cinema St. Louis
- Association For Corporate Growth
- National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
- National Children’s Cancer Society Audit Committee
- Advisory Bank Board
- Regional Growth Capital-Advisory Board Member