Barry Wiebe is the Founder, President and CEO of Avout. He has over 30 years of experience in Oracle staffing, services, and software sales and has been hired by some of the largest consultancies in the world to manage Oracle business units. Barry has worked with both startups and Fortune 500 companies to build Oracle practices from the ground up, and over the course of his career has hired hundreds of Oracle experts and interviewed thousands of candidates. He has a track record of bringing start-up and under performing organizations and divisions to profitability quickly and generating exponential revenue growth.
Barry launched his career in the aerospace engineering field where he used powerful Oracle databases to work on classified projects. In the mid-1990s he was recruited by Oracle to create an Oracle Government Consulting practice in the Central U.S. region, which he grew to $20 million in 14 months. Barry was then hired by Accenture to establish their Oracle line of business, growing it to 250 people and $230 million in just three years. Prior to starting Avout, Barry was hired as Senior Vice President of Sales at TUSC, an Oracle-focused consulting firm, to turn around three years of declining revenue. In 36 months he grew sales as much as 127% quarter over quarter, doubling revenue and positioning the company for a successful acquisition by Rolta. Before that he worked as a principal officer at ResponsePoint and Lante, bolstering revenue for both companies and propelling Lante to a successful acquisition.
Barry’s Oracle dealings have involved top leaders including Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd, and he maintains an extensive network of relationships within Oracle and throughout the Oracle consulting world. Presently he is responsible for all day-to-day operations, P&L, delivery and client-facing interactions for Avout.
Barry graduated with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University. He is a nationally-ranked mountain bike racer and the founder of Avout Racing; www.AvoutRacing.com, a 1% for the Planet Ambassador, helping build the number of corporate members who are taking a stand for sustaining our planet, and a board member of Outdoor Lab Foundation.