Mr. Barnes has over thirty-six years of experience as a senior level technology officer, including influential roles in Fortune 100 companies. He has received numerous industry accolades, including having been recognized as one of this country’s most noted CIO's. He is a well recognized voice at national industry events and in major industry publications.
Mr. Barnes is the founder of BOLD VISION®, a senior management consulting consortium comprised of “C Level” executives, operating as a trusted advisor and consultant to a number of noted CIO's and other I/T leaders throughout the country, as well as to several large I/T product providers.
Mr. Barnes also served as the Vice President of I/T Strategy and Planning for Nationwide Mutual, a $200B international insurance and financial services company, where he had global enterprise responsibility for the overall technology strategy, I/T architecture, information security, and I/T governance processes. Mr. Barnes also served as Chief Information Officer for Nationwide Financial Services (NYSE: NFS), a $100B international financial services company, where he oversaw all facets of technology services and operations.
He also served as Chief Information Officer for Ohio’s largest privately owned HMO, and he also held various management positions with an international library/information services company, the Washington (DC) office of a major technology vendor, and as an officer in the United States Army.
He is a co-founder for the nationally acclaimed “CIO Solutions Gallery©”program series at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, and he is a graduate in five sciences from The Ohio State University.