George Barbar is a senior managing director in Mesirow Financial’s Institutional Sales and Trading group and head of Government Agency and Supranational Trading. He is responsible for the underwriting, distribution, risk management and secondary trading of government agency and supranational securities. He is also the principal and manager of Mesirow Financial’s Boca Raton office.
Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2010, George was a vice president at LaSalle Bank and Pershing LLC, where he focused on CD and agency trading and underwriting.
George is founder and president of the South Florida Bond Traders Association, co-president of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, board member of Habitat for Humanity of Broward and First Priority of South Florida. He serves on the Treasury Investment Council for the State of Florida – Division of Treasury, and the Board of Visitors of Wheaton College. He is school board chairman at Westminster Academy, elder at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and guest lecturer for Florida Atlantic University’s Financial Analyst Program.
George earned a BA from Wheaton College and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 licenses, and has a Florida Real Estate Broker’s license.
George lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with his wife, Leah, and their four children.