Michael Barbera is a Fortune 50 consumer psychologist and strategy consultant, angel investor and award-winning business strategist. He is a business psychologist who is involved in both practical and academic endeavors.
Mr. Barbera's areas of practice are consumer behavior, consumer emotions, social psychology, decision-making, brand management, and marketing and long-term business strategies.
Mr. Barbera is currently employed as the CEO of Barbera Solutions and serves as a board member of several organizations. His clients can be found on the Fortune 50 list, ABC's Shark Tank, Bravo's Million Dollar Listing, The Food Network, and include Harley-Davidson, the Baltimore Ravens, the Carolina Hurricanes, Microsoft, and the Department of Defense.
Mr. Barbera began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 13 in New York City hosting concerts for artists such as Warrant, the Goo Goo Dolls and 3 Doors Down. In 2015, the White House recognized Mr. Barbera for his contributions to entrepreneurship. This work includes development and validation of consumer emotions, consumer behavior, product placement, consumer interaction, business growth strategies and judgment and decision-making.
Additionally, Mr. Barbera is a highly sought keynote speaker. Mr. Barbera's keynote topics include observations and results of academic and practitioner research, and insights of social science.
Mr. Barbera is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society of Judgment and Decision-Making, the Society of Consumer Psychology and the National Speakers Association.
Mr. Barbera is completing a Ph.D. in Behavioral Economics with a focus in time pressure and scarcity. He has a BS in Business Administration and two MBAs: entrepreneurship and executive management.