Howard is the Director of Strategic Planning at The Barney Advisory Group, a boutique consultancy, specializing in project management, continuous improvement and corporate guidance. He has worked with companies in a myriad of sectors, ranging in size from Global 500 to start up. With an eye for innovation and value addition, Howard led the development of Barney Group’s proprietary IT platform.
Howard is a Six Sigma Greenbelt, Lean Management certified and is a DiSC certified trainer. He is a member of the Sandler Training Institute President’s Club and the Fairview Park Chamber of Commerce. As a stalwart supporter of the Khan Academy philosophy, Howard believes the classroom needs to be an incubator of learning rather than simply a platform to lecture.
Howard resides in Fairview Park with his wife, Karen, their two boys, Howie (5 years old) and Henry (3 years old) and their St. Bernard, Nixon. Howard spends his spare time enjoying golf, discussing politics, going to concerts, reading and dining out with Karen. Howard is excited about being part of the Cleveland renaissance and is also a huge fan of all things Cleveland, including the Browns, Indians, Cavs and Buckeyes. He is passionate about creating a business friendly environment on the local, state and federal level.