who is barry?


Barry Rabkin, MBA is an award-winning marketing strategist and 40 under 40, with over 15 years of success ranging from venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies. CareerMetis and Going Deep have featured Barry for founding, growing, and selling multiple startups, and launching and promoting over 100 products that have sold millions of units. Helping people and companies grow is Barry's favorite thing to do.

Barry is proud to serve as Director of Marketing @ Near Earth Autonomy, President @ Hackers & Founders PGH Chapter, LP at Reinforced Ventures, Board Member @ JFCS, Guest Lecturer @ CMU, DUQ, PITT, and RMU.

Previously, Barry served as CMO for Identified Technologies after managing new product development at Heinz. He led his cross-functional innovation team in creating and implementing the strategic re-branding of the portfolio and brought a new product line from ideation to the brand's largest market launch in a decade.

Barry received the Distinguished Service to the Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business Award for helping to raise his community to the #1 Part-Time MBA Program in America as Class President. Barry is on a mission to transform Pittsburgh from the "City of Steel" to the "City of Startups".

Barry likes to speak, race, breakdance, make music, do pushups, volunteer, write children's stories, take photos, and was selected as Polymath of his Tepper class. You will often find him hiking through the trails of Frick Park with his lovely wife Sarah and their 3 feisty kids.