Barry Vines

Managing Director

Barry is a Managing Partner based in the Atlanta office of Diversified Search. Prior to joining the firm, Barry served on the Executive Committee of a regional search firm where he was deeply involved in leadership searches for higher education, academic medicine and technology companies.

Additionally, he served as the Technology Practice Leader where he worked closely with academic medical centers in the recruitment of technology leaders for the future and technology-centric enterprises including Microsoft, Cerner, Epic, McKesson and Allscripts to identify top talent for strategic hires while providing practical guidance in succession planning.

In addition to his achievements in executive search, Barry brings progressive and successful leadership experiences earned in major corporate and academic environments, including AT&T, UAB Health System, Memorex Telex, Cisco Systems, and software giant Computer Associates.

Barry led the Emerging Markets of Cisco where he developed a team of business leaders in strategic sectors to drive emergent business markets. His experience in corporate environments has proven to be invaluable in leading searches for higher education and academic medicine given the business imperatives to differentiate and excel in today’s environment.

Barry is an advisory board member of Practiced Strategies, Inc., an investor in one of Seattle’s progressive cloud-based software companies, and a proven entrepreneur in technology-based startups. Barry’s passion is in building effective leadership teams capable of moving mindshare and market share, who in turn create a marketplace advantage on behalf of the organizations he represents.

  • Executive Search
  • Education
  • Technology