Barry Libert is a business executive, author, and speaker based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has more than 25 years of executive leadership and entrepreneurial experience, and has been instrumental in advancing the awareness and use of Web 2.0 and social technologies within the business world.
Libert is the Chairman and CEO of Mzinga, the leading provider of social software, services, and analytics that improve business performance. He has published five books on the value of social networks and human interaction. He is a regularly featured keynote speaker and has delivered speeches to audiences of 20,000+ globally.
As co-author of the critically acclaimed book "We Are Smarter Than Me," Mr. Libert and his co-authors highlighted the power of social technologies by using the Wiki-based contributions of more than 4,000 people to illustrate how businesses could profit from the wisdom of crowds. Mr. Libert has also co-authored two additional books on the value of business information and relationships. He has been published in Newsweek, Smart Money, Barron's, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and he has appeared on CNN, CNBC, FNN and NPR. In addition to forging Mzinga’s vision and strategy, Mr. Libert currently serves on the Board of Directors at Innocentive and The SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2000, Mr. Libert founded Shared Insights, one of Mzinga’s predecessor companies. Prior to Shared Insights, he was a senior partner at Arthur Andersen and John Hancock. He began his career with McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Libert is a graduate of Tufts University and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. His latest book is “Social Nation: How to Harness the Power of Social Media to Attract Customers, Motivate Employees, and Grow Your Business.”