Barry Ryan

      Board Member, Drake Automotive

      Consumer (Automotive Aftermarket)

      Experience

      Barry is an accomplished senior executive with over 20 years of experience as president of several diverse consumer-oriented businesses.

      Barry was most recently the President of US Music Corp, where he was responsible for all functions of this supplier of brand name guitars and amplifiers worldwide. Prior to that he was President and CEO/Investor of 4 Wheel Drive Hardware, an automotive aftermarket parts and accessories business focusing on the off-road market selling direct to consumers via mail order catalogs and the web. He eventually guided the successful sale of the business to a strategic buyer.

      Earlier in his career, Barry led various consumer products businesses including Huffy Bicycles, Huffy Sports, and Wilson Golf Worldwide. Prior to his roles as President, he was the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Huffy Corporation, (at that time) a Fortune 500 public company.

      Education

      B.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati; Harvard Business School Program of Management Development (PMD).

      Board Affiliations

      Barry serves as a Director of Drake Automotive Group.