Barry Silbert is the Founder and CEO of SecondMarket, the reinvented stock market. SecondMarket enables companies, community banks, student loan issuers and funds to provide liquidity, raise capital and communicate with their stakeholders. SecondMarket companies control all aspects of their capital raising and liquidity, including who can buy and sell securities, the frequency of transactions, and pricing.
SecondMarket has received numerous accolades in recent years, including being named by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. The company has also received honors from Forbes, Fast Company, Deloitte and other organizations. Barry has received several individual honors including being invited to join Mayor Bloomberg's Council on Technology and Innovation, being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain's, and being selected to Fortune's prestigious "40 Under 40" list. Prior to founding SecondMarket in 2004, Barry was an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey, where he focused on financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financing transactions. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Barry worked at Bear Stearns, Smith Barney and Rydex Funds. Barry graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
Barry is a frequent speaker at conferences and has appeared in many leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, USA Today and Forbes. Barry has been featured on CNBC, CNN Money, Bloomberg News and Fox Business News. Barry is also an active angel investor with investments in a number of exciting startups, including 42Floors, Art.sy, BitPay, CoinLab, Eventup, Lenddo, Murfie, RealDirect, Slated, SponsorHub and Tapad.