CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Barrie Buckner serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this role, he is tasked with creating and leading the organization’s vision, ensuring systems and processes evolve, and growing the company’s reach into the marketplace.
Barrie is a two-time entrepreneur owning and operating two music business endeavors. He built a music production company that produced and recorded music for radio and television commercials, partnering with advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett, BBD, Burrell Advertising, and others. As well, he built a children’s positive affirmations brand named Lullaby Confessions that paired positive affirmations with music and books. Through this organization, Barrie built partnerships with Babies “R” Us, Jenny June Sleep Therapy, Nickelodeon UK, Baby First TV, and others.
Barrie joined GTMA in 2014, where he served as the Partnerships Manager, initially focusing on growing west coast business, but his territory was quickly expanded to the entire country. As a two-man team, partnering with the CEO, Barrie was responsible for growing the agency’s revenue by 233% over a 3 year time period.
In 2020 Barrie began to lead the company’s Account Services department, with the responsibility of running the sales team that acquires new business across the U.S. and maintaining existing business via the account management team.
Barrie holds a bachelor’s degree in music and business from DePaul University in Chicago, Il. He married his college sweetheart, has 3 children, and lives by the quote his father taught him, “If you’re going to do it, do it well”.