Barry R. Feirstein is owner and president of Feirstein Capital Management Corporation, a private investment management firm. Feirstein graduated...
Barry R. Feirstein is owner and president of Feirstein Capital Management Corporation, a private investment management firm. Feirstein graduated from Brooklyn College summa cum laude with a B.S. in economics and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He earned an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1978 and became a technology analyst for Equitable Capital Management Corporation of New York. He managed the firm’s aggressive growth portfolio from 1984 to 1992 so successfully that the financial press noted his capacity to foretell trends and discover promising areas his fellow professionals had overlooked. Feirstein and the members of his fund management team were among the first to recognize innovations that would bring new small and medium-sized companies to the forefront. Many of the little-known companies he invested in became household names — companies such as Genentech and Apple. These positions propelled his company’s funds and managed accounts to the top of their sectors. Feirstein has brought his gift for teamwork and his capacity for strategic thinking to the Brooklyn College Foundation, which he joined in 2005. Before being elected chair of the Foundation, he served as chair of the Foundation’s Audit and Finance Committee. He serves on the board of the Anderson Center for Autism, and is a regular contributor to a number of other New York City nonprofit organizations, including the Friar’s Club Foundation, the Center for Jewish History and the American Ballet Theater.