Barry Gillespie

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Barry joined the Performance Services team in 2022. Barry graduated from The University of Georgia with a BA in Communications. He also attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, completing executive classes in Competitive Strategy and E-Commerce Strategy. Before joining Performance Services, Barry spent 21 years in the Energy Services industry, holding various sales, marketing, and management positions. His responsibilities were centered around the public sector in the Southeast Region. Barry has been focused on Smart Cities and Smart Campus business development, driving individual projects, and supporting other Account Executives around the country. Before the ESCO world, Barry worked for AT&T Wireless as a General Manager and Director of Marketing.

Barry has been a champion for holistic Smart City awareness and growth, working with key local government and higher education stakeholders to combine the benefits of hybrid broadband, asset efficiency, and big data analytics. He has worked with Smart City consortiums, written grants for schools, developed marketing content, led webinars, produced podcasts, and presented at various industry conferences. As part of the Smart City Capital consortium, Barry was a member of the core team selected for a $1 billion project with Miami-Dade County in Florida.

Barry and his wife, Kim, have four children and four grandchildren. Kim is a Chief School Financial Officer for the local K-12 district. Kim also serves on the Geneva City Council. In their spare time, Barry and Kim enjoy deep sea fishing, kayaking the local Florida natural springs, gardening, spending time with their grandchildren, and college football. Barry is a Georgia Bulldog fan, and Kim is a life-long Crimson Tide fan.

Barry believes in giving back to the community, having served on boards for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Priority Soldier. He created a local charity, Two Rivers One Heart, to streamline access to resources for local residents in need. Barry is currently working on setting up a support center in his region to address critical issues affecting Veterans and their families.


  • The University of Georgia – BA, Communications
  • Wharton School of Business – Competitive Strategies
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