Barry Levine graduated from Lehigh in 1981 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He was recruited by Arthur Andersen to work in their consulting division, where he worked until 1984. He worked with Andersen clients on using technology to improve communications between the shop floor and management. During that time, Barry joined a task force to explore personal computers as a new business area for Andersen. In 1984, Barry and two other senior people from Arthur Andersen formed Microcomputer Consulting Group, Inc (MCG). The company focuses on helping small/medium businesses by developing custom, personal computer software and utilizing small computers cost effectively throughout the firm across many industries. Although the technology has changed, the company’s focus has stayed the same to this day. Barry continues to be a principle in the New York City-based firm.
During the start of the Internet craze, MCG opened a web development firm in 1994 called Image 9, where Barry was President. During that time they successfully implemented early concepts of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and early techniques for doing online Business-to-Consumer catalog sales for firms such as Brookstone.
Today, Barry works with companies to implement MCG’s unique proactive outsourced technology service they branded a ‘Computer HMO’, which has become very popular among professional services companies all over the NY tri-state area.
During his time at Lehigh, Barry was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and played on the lacrosse team for 3 years.
Barry lives on Long Island with his wife Susan of 24 years and 3 children Max 21 (senior at Penn State), Jacob 17 and Brenna 15.