who is barry?

Barry Rabkin, MBA, is the Senior Growth Strategist of Growosity.  Barry is an award-winning marketing leader, Pittsburgh 40 under 40,  and Top 50 Business & Marketing Visionary with over 19 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 (PGH Technology Council's AI/ML/Robotics - Innovator of the Year '22), Marketing Committee Member @ PGH Robotics Network, LP @ Reinforced Ventures, and Guest Lecturer @ CMU, DUQ, PITT, and RMU.  Barry is on a mission to transform Pittsburgh from the "City of Steel" to the "City of Startups".

Previously, Barry served as CMO for Identified Technologies (Acquired by Alpine 4 Holdings: ALPP in '21) 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 was selected as a Tepper Polymath and 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 likes to speak, write stories, breakdance, make music, do pushups, take photos, run obstacle course races, and do almost anything that involves creativity, communication, or movement.  You will often find him hiking through the trails of Frick Park with his lovely wife Sarah and their 3 rambunctious children.