Brian Barnier

  • Experience in Finance and economics of exponential technology
  • Led teams to 9 patents
  • Author of The Operational Risk Handbook, contributor to Risk & Performance: A Guide for Government Decision-Makers and Risk Management in Finance, and author of over 200 articles


Brian Barnier focuses on growing companies and investment funds. His analytical edge in risk management comes from systems analysis and advanced data visualization. His impact flows from his expertise in strategy, data analysis, and technology.
He is a co-founder and editor of economic and market site Fed Dashboard & Fundamentals, where he applies decision science analysis to bust market and economic myths.

He is a guest professor at the Colin Powell School at the City University of NY teaching a graduate seminar in data analytics for decision-making. Appreciating businesses through institutional investor eyes, he served as co-chair of the risk committee of the USD26T assets London-based ICGN institutional investor organization, where he catalyzed the “investment chain of implementation” analysis.

He has been interviewed from the floor of NYSE, and has contributed to the NASDAQ MarketSite, The Street, NY1, WSJ, CNBC, and Bloomberg Brief.

Previously, he led innovation initiatives for IBM, Lucent (now Nokia), and Ameritech (now AT&T), across which he led teams to 9 patents and launched a pioneering fintech product. He taught finance and operations at the University of Detroit Mercy and economics at Western Michigan University. 


Brian has a BBA and MBA, both with Distinction and multiple honors from the Michigan Ross Business School.

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