Brian Barnier

Title: Head of Analytics
Location: New York, NY.
Expertise: Corporate Finance, Economics, Fintech, Investing, Statistics
  • Former member of The Balance's Financial Review Board
  • Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) fellow
  • Author of a book on operational risk management and more than 200 articles
  • Guest lecturer of data analytics at the City University of New York

Experience

Brian Barnier focuses on growing companies and investment funds. His analytical edge in risk management comes from systems analysis and advanced data visualization. His impact flows from his expertise in strategy, data analysis, and technology.

Brian serves in an advisory position at several finance-related companies, including Blue Sky Capital Strategies, Origo Financial, DisasterTech, Orion Worldwide, BoardWise, and The Digital Economist.

He is a guest lecturer at the Colin Powell School at the City University of NY teaching a graduate seminar in data analytics for decision-making. Appreciating businesses through institutional investor eyes, he served as co-chair of the risk committee of the $26 trillion in assets at London-based ICGN, an institutional investor organization where he catalyzed the “investment chain of implementation” analysis.

He has been interviewed from the floor of NYSE, and has contributed to the NASDAQ MarketSite, The Street, NY1, WSJ, CNBC, and Bloomberg Brief.

Brian taught finance and operations at the University of Detroit Mercy and economics at Western Michigan University. 

"Aggregate averages hide answers, investigate data for insight."

Education

Brian has a BBA and MBA (both with distinction) and multiple honors from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

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