Barry graduated from Northern Illinois University and passed the CPA Exam in 1981. Over the next decade, Barry performed certified audits, general ledger and income tax preparation for small, medium and large businesses. His career also included preparation and consultation of Federal and State Individual Income Taxes. Prior to joining Community Tax, Barry worked in the private sector as the CEO of a regional printing corporation. Currently,  Barry is the volunteer Treasurer of the River North Business Association. He is a long-term volunteer  fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Chicago and other local charities. Barry resides in Buffalo Grove, Illinois with his wife and Golden Retriever, Sophie.