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Barry Margerum, MBA

Executive and certified Search Inside Yourself (SIY) teacher

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.

Upcoming Programs

Mindfulness for Leaders

Mindfulness for Leaders

August 10 - 12, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Mindful and compassionate leadership can make the difference between a good organization and a great one—between surface relationships and meaningful connections capable of inspiring others to live up to their fullest potential. Drawing on established business and mindfulness practices, Barry Margerum, MBA, mindful executive and corporate pioneer, teaches you how to become the best leader...

Previous Programs

Mindfulness for Leaders

Mindfulness for Leaders

November 17 - 19, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Learn proven techniques and documented benefits for becoming a more mindful and compassionate leader. Drawing on established business and mindfulness practices, you will explore the key traits of great leaders and discover how to achieve optimal organizational performance in today’s digital workplace. Leadership expert Barry Margerum, MBA, BS, will guide you in a variety of...