• Member of Investopedia's Financial Review Board
  • 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, Director/Head of Analytics, ValueBridge Advisors (U.S.)/Burnt Oak Capital (UK), 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 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 serves on advisory boards for Blue Sky Capital, Disaster Technologies, Origo Financial, Orion Worldwide and Boardwise. Guest Professor at Colin Powell School @ 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 鈥渋nvestment chain of implementation鈥 analysis. He has been interviewed and writes widely, including from floor of NYSE, 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)鈥攁cross 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. He has guest lectured in Russia and Mexico.


聽BBA and MBA, both with distinction and multiple honors from Michigan Ross Business School.

Quote from Brian Barnier

聽"Aggregate averages hide answers, investigate data for insight."