Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining C.F. Smith, Barry was a senior level auditor for nearly five years with Arthur Andersen and Co. in Charlotte before leaving to become Vice President of Finance and Operations of Club Development Associates in 1989. He formed Signet Golf Associates in 1996, where he and his partner managed the construction and operations of multiple golf clubs throughout the Southeast and performed consulting services for real estate developers and financial institutions.
Barry has volunteered in many capacities within the community, including serving as President of the West Pine Middle School Boosters Club, President of Sandhills Optimist Youth Football, Vice President of Sandhills Optimist Baseball, Treasurer of Sandhills Alliance Church and serving on several Golf Club Boards.
Barry and his wife currently reside in Seven Lakes, NC and have seven children and two granddaughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and sporting activities, including exercising, golf, fishing and attending sporting events.