As regional managing partner of BKD’s North Region, Barry is responsible for leadership and strategic direction of the Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin offices. He also serves on the firm’s Governing Board, which establishes firm policy and oversees strategic initiatives.
Prior to his current position, Barry was managing partner of the firm’s Kansas City and Des Moines offices, where he was responsible for the operations and support of more than 200 partners, client service staff and administrative personnel serving thousands of clients.
Barry has more than 30 years of experience providing business and financial solutions to manufacturing, distribution, construction and service companies, including audit/attestation, general business consulting, merger and acquisition analyses and strategic planning.
He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri.
Barry also is a member of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and its steering committee for the Kansas City Tomorrow program. He serves on the Kansas City Sports Commission Board of Directors and has served in numerous roles with the United Way of Greater Kansas City.
He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting.