Barry Horwitz established Horwitz and Company in 1995, a management consulting firm that specializes in helping clients grow in a strategic and sustainable way. His career has been exceptionally diverse and varied, spanning a broad range of industries, organization types and sizes, both domestic and international.
As a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, he helped Fortune 500 companies assess competitive situations and develop growth strategies. As a co-founder and chief operating officer of a venture-backed Internet startup, he raised more than $12 million in venture capital and led the company’s expansion for three years. As a VP of marketing and strategy for a billion-dollar retail chain, he developed the growth strategy for the core business while initiating the launch of a mail-order pharmacy unit that was ultimately sold to Medco.
In his nonprofit work, he has facilitated strategic planning, marketing and business plan development for organizations ranging from national in scope (such as Charity Navigator and two divisions of the American Nurses Association) to local/ regional (such as Chimes International, Inc., The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and the Conservation Law Foundation).
A sought after speaker and moderator, Horwitz teaches MBA courses in strategy and entrepreneurship at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and Emerson College’s Global Marketing program.
He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College. An avid tennis and squash player, he lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and empty nest.