Barry Margerum has over 30 years of executive and board of director level business experience in California high technology companies.
As the chief strategy officer of Plantronics and a long-term mindfulness practitioner, he introduced Search Inside Yourself (SIY), Google’s mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program, to the Plantronics company in June 2012. Barry became a certified SIY teacher in 2015 and currently teaches mindfulness-based classes to executives and workers around the world.
He joined Plantronics in 1994 and was promoted in 1996 to president and general manager of the computer and mobile systems group. In 1997, he left Plantronics to become president and CEO of Euphonix, Inc., a public company in the high-end audio equipment space. In 2000, he rejoined Plantronics and in 2008 was named its chief strategy officer.
Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University. He has also worked for Apple, Inc. and IBM Corporation.