Barry’s most important role is as a husband to his wife Anita for over 20 years and a father to Lydia, Sophia, and Grace. From a career perspective, Barry graduated from the University of Kentucky and started as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche in Cincinnati. In the early 90s, Barry joined Fifth Third Bancorp, serving stints in SEC financial reporting, balance sheet risk management, and as the CFO of the consumer lending division. Following several strategic wealth management acquisitions in the late 90s, Barry became the CFO and Product Manager for the wealth and asset management division of Fifth Third Bancorp where he led the integration of acquisitions, design and implementation of IT platforms, reorganization of mutual fund products, and the initiation of third-party sales of investment management products. Fifth Third then offered an opportunity to lead the wealth and asset management division in Kentucky. After growing that business significantly over several years, an entrepreneurial opportunity to turn around a troubled Kentucky community bank and steer it through the difficulty of the economic downturn became available. Following the successful turnaround and sale of the bank, Barry leaped at the opportunity to partner with some families, founding the Castellan family office. Castellan is an independent RIA existing to partner with high net worth families, performing family office services with a focus on outstanding entrepreneurial stewardship of all their resources in strict accordance with our core values. We help the families we serve enhance returns and simplify their lives.