Education / Accreditation
Bob Barrett graduated from Georgetown College, Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude, and Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors) in 1966, Columbia Law School, Chief Justice Kent Court in 1969, and Harvard Business School, Honors in Finance and Accounting in 1971. He received certification at Merrill Lynch’s Program for Institutional Money Managers/Financial Analysts in 1992.
Bob Barrett has been in the finance industry for 42 years. He Co-Founded and is a Senior Advisor of Cross Keys Capital. Mr. Barrett is also the Financial Advisor of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. Forbes Magazine has named Mr. Barrett "perhaps the most experienced Investment Banker in the State" and one of "Florida's Leading Businessmen". Mr. Barrett is a Director of Vapor Corp. ( NASDAQ: VPCO), where he is a Member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and is an Executive Member of Financial Executives International. He has been a Director of the Enterprise Development Corp. of South Florida, and a Senior Financial Consultant for Merrill Lynch in Florida. Prior to that Mr. Barrett was a Member of the Board of Directors of Prudential Securities Inc. in New York City, London, Paris and Madrid. He was Co-Head of the Investment Banking Department, Member of the Underwriting Commitment Committee, Head of the International Utilities Group, Head of the Information Technologies Group, Head of the Privatization Team, Head of the Eastern European Team and Head of the New York/Connecticut Group. Previously, Mr. Barrett was in the Corporate Finance Department of Morgan Stanley. He is a member of the Bar of the States of New York and Maine, and was previously a Member of the Board of Boston Capital Ventures, a Boston venture capital fund associated with The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Mr. Barrett has been Senior Investment Banker in numerous international transactions, including transactions for AT&T, Compagnie General D’Electricite, British Telecom, British Gas, British Airways, British Water and British Electricity, and has acted as Senior Financial Advisor for numerous governments, including the Treasury of the United States of America, the State of Israel, the United Kingdom and France, among others.
Mr. Barrett is a Trustee of the Barrett Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine, past Director of the Senator George Mitchell Educational Institute, and is past Director of Alnabak Enterprises Inc., the investment company of the Penobscot Indian Nation, and past member of the Business Review Board of the Technology Institute of the State of Maine, and the Maine Center for Innovation in Biotechnology, and has been a Trustee of Husson University, Bangor, Maine and is a past Member of the Honor’s Program Development Committee of the University of Maine. He also has been Chairman and Founder of the Columbia Law School Association of Palm Beach, past President and present Director of the Georgetown University Club of Palm Beach, and Founder and Past Director of the Bar Harbor, Maine Historic Preservation Trust.