Barry George has more than 29 years of experience at the CEO, VP, C-suite, and director level in companies ranging from $7M to $1B in revenue.
George provides CEO advising, senior executive coaching, and C-suite consulting. His core competencies include sales, marketing, technology, relationship development, and team building. Throughout his career, George has led turnarounds for such major companies as Toshiba and Siemens, and founded business relationships between his companies and hundreds of Fortune 1,000 and Global 200 entities. His industry specializations include networking, communications, personal platforms, payment, professional services, security, and Internet marketing.
Currently, George is also the VP of Sales and Business Development at The SEO Engine and a Senior Coach + Advisor at Impact Ventures. He also recently served as Vice President of Global Sales at Wedge Networks. There, he built the sales processes, programs, and standards for the company’s global product launch, and established key partnerships with industry leaders. Before joining Wedge, he served as the VP of Sales for Zenius Mobile Payments Solutions. His last C-suite position was Chief Marketing Officer of CelLynx, where he saved 80% in operating costs by outsourcing sales and hiring contractors, and spearheaded a successful Internet marketing initiative consisting of 280,000 unique webpages.
At Toshiba America, George initially held the position of Channel Sales Director. After growing business from $14M to $43M, among other accomplishments, he was promoted to Enterprise Sales Director. He then led Toshiba America in a massive turnaround. He aggressively pushed sales of tablet technology to companies like PepsiCo, Oracle, Procter and Gamble, and more, and cornered 100% of Microsoft’s US notebook contracts. Sales more than tripled, growing from $48M to $156M.
Earlier, he worked as VP and General Manager of SMC Networks, with full P&L responsibilities. There, he designed, trained, and implemented new channel programs for 1,600 resellers. He held the same position of VP and General Manager prior, at Siemens Business Services. He turned this faltering $100M division around and restored it to profitability. Yet his greatest achievement may well have been the growth of D-Link Systems. While serving as the EVP of this then-$7M company, he grew sales to $480M, secured 800 Fortune 1,000 companies as customers, and spearheaded its successful IPO. George’s earlier roles include Regional VP of CORE International, Regional VP of CompuCom, Founder/CEO of Computerland, and Operations Manager of AAMCO.
George holds an MSM in Organizational & Leadership Development and a Graduate-level Executive Coaching Certificate, both from the University of Texas at Dallas. He also has a BA in Economics from the University of San Francisco. He is a Xerox Professional Selling Skills Certified Trainer, a Franklin Covey: Helping Clients Succeed Certified Trainer, and an International Coach Federation Certified Professional Coach. George serves on the boards of the No Limits Institute, a nonprofit organization, and Voice Assist, a public company.