Rosslyn is a cloud based big data analytics firm which floated on the London AIM exchange in April 2014. It has offices in London and Denver. ClearStar is a rapidly growing cloud based ID management company which successfully listed on AIM in July 2014. This was the 6Th listed technology company that Barney has sat on the Board of Directors.
Until the autumn of 2013 Barney was the CEO of Workplace which had completed an MBO in 2011 with the help of LDC taking the company private after many years on the AIM exchange. Barney joined Workplace in 2007 with the goal to move Workplace forward to next stage of its evolution. Barney has been at the forefront of Workplaces drive to become a world leading SaaS and cloud based business. Workplace provided workforce management solutions too many of the largest retailers in the world. For example Walmart and Rite Aid in the United States, H&M, Metro and Next in Europe.
Barney has over 30 years experience with application software IT companies and has successfully introduced two UK companies to North America. For 13 years Barney was a Main Board Director of Sherwood International plc, a provider of software and services to the global insurance industry – a key achievement was establishing and running the Sherwood North American operation for three years. Sherwood was listed on AIM and later moved to the main London Exchange.
Barney was also a Non Executive Director of SSP Holdings plc in the Insurance software sector helping list on AIM. The company was later sold to Hellman & Friedman in September 2008. Other Non Executive roles in the past include Raft International which was listed on AIM and Guardian Computer Services. Barney was Non-Executive Chairman of Becrypt Ltd the encryption software specialist for 7 years seeing it from its early stage through to being a major player in the encryption market.
Barney began his career with Burroughs Machines after graduating from Leeds University and from there moved to Sherwood International Plc. He has worked for and with Private Equity companies and has his own angel investments in the creative company Voyage Design and Parago Ltd an asset management cloud based software company whose main market is education. Parago has become a market leader in its field recently went through the 1000 school user barrier. Barney recently helped the company enter the Australian and North American markets with partners introduced from his extensive network.
When not working Barney is an avid sports watcher, season tickets include; QPR, and London Irish. To keep fit he hikes and skis.