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Barry Horwitz is a Consultant with Grahall, LLC. He has more than 25 years of experience including strategic planning, marketing and general management. His work has been focused on helping senior management with growth initiatives; developing or refining strategic plans, business plans and implementation plans. He has worked with organizations in many industries, but with a stronger focus in retail and consumer products, Internet and software technology and telecommunications.
His consulting experience includes several years with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) a leading global strategy consulting firm, as well as more than a dozen years as independent and contract consultant to boutique strategy firms. His consulting work has focused on strategy and marketing issues, working with senior management of companies ranging from early-stage and middle-market companies to global enterprises. He has also brought a business focus to non-profit organizations of both local and national scope.
His management experience includes being co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for a venture capital-backed Internet startup, where he raised over $12 million in venture capital funding to launch the company. He has also held senior roles as VP of marketing and strategy in two multi-billion dollar discount department store chains and an enterprise software company. Mr. Horwitz started his career in the retail industry, where he launched a new division inside a regional supermarket chain.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He also serves as Executive in Residence and adjunct faculty member at Boston University, teaching graduate-level courses in strategy and entrepreneurship at BU’s School of Management.