Being English meant Barney was cursed with bad teeth and awkwardness socially. For the purposes of comfort and security from these difficult afflictions, he threw himself into the arms of one thing he loved; advertising. Barney joined Ogilvy & Mather as a graduate trainee in 1995 and stayed on for 18 months before BBH called. He's been here ever since working in both the London and New York offices, across many accounts. However, his predominant piece of business since 2003 has been AXE. Barney was made head of account management in 2007 and in 2010 he was promoted to managing director. He is a graduate of the University of Durham, England. Barney recently finished his Executive MBA at NYU Stern School of Business.