Title: Financial Services Professional, Technology Executive
Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
Brian Barefoot, Financial Services Professional, Technology Executive and Educator has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Mr. Barefoot has established a career as an accomplished business executive, with more than 40 years of professional experience. In 1967, he started as a trainee at Merrill Lynch in New York City, rising to the position of an analyst in 1968 and an institutional salesman in 1970. Continuing his tenure at the company, he became a sales manager at the company in 1972, a national sales manager in 1975, and worked as a managing director from 1976 to 1984. He later served as a senior managing director from 1980 to 1992. Upon his departure from Merrill Lynch, Mr. Barefoot became the founder and chief executive officer of the Frontier Sports Development Corporation, and from 1993 to 1994 he worked as the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Neovision Hypersystems. From 1994 to 2001, he acted as the director of investment banking at PaineWebber Incorporated, and from 2001 to 2008, he concluded his professional pursuits as the president of Babson College.
In preparation for his career, Mr. Barefoot attended Babson College, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1966. He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1967 to 1972, receiving an honorable discharge, and concluded his academic pursuits at Pace College, graduating with an MBA in 1970. Throughout the years, Mr. Barefoot considers the highlight of his career to be his work as the president of Babson College, where he was proud of having the chance to affect so many lives. He advises aspiring executives on the importance of listening rather than speaking. As a testament to his success and stature, Mr. Barefoot has been featured in the 26th and 27th editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and the 47th edition of Who’s Who in America.
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