Jack is a former McKinsey Partner and Carlyle Group Principal with 30 years of international experience. He has been President, CFO, or COO of 2 Carlyle companies and 4 others. He is a finance, strategy, and operations expert with deep experience in telecom, financial services, data centers, and manufacturing. Jack enjoys freelancing because it allows him to work on a wide-variety of issues for companies of all sizes and many industries.
Led the strategy, performance improvement, and regulatory projects for multi-national companies and governments throughout the world.
Served as an economic advisor to the Brazilian Minister of Telecommunications for the re-regulation and privatization of Telebras. Developed pricing and investment models that led to regulatory framework, which tripled Brazilian teledensity in less than 5 years.
Built a comprehensive interactive pricing model for 3 competing grades of fiber-based packaging as key input to paper mill investment decision.
Served as an advisor to Ecuador's Minister of Finance during 1999 currency crisis. Built banking industry models which demonstrated system-wide insolvency and the impending liquidity crisis.
Focus areas: Financial services, Telecommunications, Consumer Products, Retail, Pulp and Paper
1984 - 1986
Conceived and executed a statistical product design approach that reduced yield loss by 80%.
Isolated a failure mechanism in a critical component—leading to redesign that reduced component cost by more than 50%.
Focus areas: Six Sigma, Plant Floor Productivity, Microelectronics Manufacturing
The Looming Crisis in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) (Publication)
Millions of Americans depend on continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) for care as they age. In addition to living accommodations and medical services, these facilities also offer complex embedded insurance products that are improperly underwritten and insufficiently regulated.
As a result, many CCRCs are actuarially insolvent, creating a systemic risk that could leave many ageing residents financially and medically exposed at the end of their lives. Finance Expert, Jack Barker, takes us through these sector challenges and shares a proprietary capitalization model that could potentially help alleviate the issues.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management and Finance
1986 - 1988
Harvard Business School - Boston, MA, USA
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science