Barry Waitte was elected to the Structural Integrity Associates Board in 2006, and later re-elected in 2013 after a 1-year absence, during which he consulted for the Board. Barry is a serial entrepreneur and has launched over a dozen companies, and founded and managed the Frontbridge company, a business class email security company that was eventually sold to Microsoft in 2005. Barry continues to advise many companies in their growth as advisor and/or Board positions.
A native Northern Californian, developed a love of the wine country during visits and vacations to Napa Valley with his parents, and since has developed a passion for the area and wine making. In 1999 Barry acquired vineyard property and in 2001 began making commercial wine through the Tamber Bey Vineyards label. Barry is also engaged in numerous philanthropic campaigns through his namesake family foundation, The Waitte Foundation supports organizations such as the St. Helena Hospital Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Napa, Napa Education Foundation, Children’s Health Initiative of Napa County as well as Opportunity International, a world-wide micro-loan agency for the under-privileged.
Barry is a graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo (BS-Accounting/Finance) and UC Berkeley (MBA), completed executive programs at Northwestern (Kellogg), University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Stanford University, and later did continued studies in viticulture and enology at UC Davis when entering the wine business.