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Barry Wood

Academic Professional; Director, PACE program    
  • MBA, University of Notre Dame
  • B.S., State University of New York, College at Oswego
  • professional skills
  • corporate strategy

Barry Wood is a professor of practice and the director and lead instructor for PACE – Panther Accelerated Career Experience. PACE is an experiential learning initiative of Georgia State’s Robinson College of Business. The program gives high-achieving undergraduate business students the opportunity to consult with real companies on issues of strategic importance over the course of a full semester. Students are taught how to manage a major project and present their recommendations in a professional written and in-person presentation to their client.

Prior to coming to Georgia State in 2009, Wood spent the majority of his career in New York City as a debt capital markets professional, specializing in originating asset-backed securities and running asset-backed commercial paper conduit programs. He was previously a managing director at Marsh USA, managing director and co-head of U.S. Asset Securitization for Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank, director and head of U.S. Asset Securitization at Barclays Capital, and vice president at Standard & Poor’s.

Barry earned his MBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and his B.S. in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego.