Barry is an investment banker and founder and CEO of Wharton Capital, a New York based boutique investment banking firm with expertise in media and technology.
He along with his partners have facilitated over $1 billion in more than 60 private placements transactions for diverse companies such as Syquest, which invented the zip drive technology, Atari, VA Software, Vaso Active Pharmaceuticals, Allied Research, and the Spire Corporation.
acted as Investment Banker to buy Overseas Film Group
, an independent foreign distribution company, which had a library of over 300 feature films.
Mr. Minsky was a member of First Look's Board of Directors from 2000 to 2005.
From 2001 to 2004 Mr. Minsky
was a co-producer of the very successful lunch time theatre in New York City "Food For Thought".
Prior to Wharton Capital, Mr. Minsky was in charge of operations for a film distribution company, Cinema Shares, which distributed and assembled North American rights to a 150 feature film library.
The library consisted of mostly foreign-made independent movies, including classics such as Clint Eastwood Italian Westerns
, and many martial arts films acquired from the Shaw Brothers.
responsibilities included oversight of distribution, structuring motion picture investments, selecting product and supervising fund raising activities in conjunction with major legal, accounting and investment firms.
Before working for Cinema Shares
, Mr. Minsky
assisted in the production of Love Story, starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, for Paramount Pictures
Barry was also a talent agent for General Artists Corporation Talent Agency, now known as ICM, located in New York.
worked in the television department with Sandy Gallin and was responsible for servicing the Tonight Show, Mike Douglas, game shows and others.
Mr. Minsky's current affiliations are the Television Academy
, Friar's Club
and the Albert Einstein Medical Center
past affiliations were Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Metropolitan College of New York
and Adjunct Professor, teaching an MBA program in Media.
Barry is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BSc in Economics (in 1965).