As executive chairman, Barry chairs the Board of Directors and drives the external matters of NuoDB, including industry thought leadership, strategic partnerships and business relationships as well as product and technology strategy. He also serves as an advisor to the CEO and senior leadership on all aspects of the business.
Barry is an accomplished software executive with more than 25 years of industry experience in the U.S. and Europe – startups to publicly held companies. As the founding CEO of NuoDB, Barry built the company from ground up into a successful database company and a leader in scale-out SQL technology.
Prior to founding NuoDB, Barry was the CEO at IONA Technologies, where he led Ireland’s most successful software company through its strongest period of growth, with more than $180 million in revenues. He was subsequently chairman and chief executive officer of StreamBase Systems, where he turned the company into the market leader in Complex Event Processing (CEP). Barry has also held leadership roles in various companies in the U.S. and Europe, including PROTEK, Metrica, Lotus Development and DEC.
Born in South Africa, Barry lived in England and Ireland before moving to the Greater Boston Area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from New College Oxford University and an honorary doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the IMCA. He also serves on boards of several startups in Boston, Ireland and South Africa.