Co-Chair, Directors Forum Conference
Annalisa Barrett is the founder and CEO of Board Governance Research LLC, which provides independent research on corporate governance practices, board composition and director demographics. In addition, she is a Senior Advisor for ValueEdge Advisors, which was founded by corporate governance leaders Richard Bennett, Robert AG Monks and Nell Minow to advise institutional investors regarding effective corporate governance engagement to preserve portfolio value and diminish risk.
Ms. Barrett was a full-time Clinical Professor of Finance at the University of San Diego School of Business where she taught graduate courses in Corporate Governance and undergraduate courses in Financial Statement Analysis and Personal Finance.
Ms. Barrett has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of corporate governance. She is the author of numerous reports and articles on corporate governance topics and is invited to speak on governance matters at national conferences throughout the year. She has been quoted in numerous periodicals and her research has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
Previously, Ms. Barrett was Vice President and Senior Research Associate at The Corporate Library, where she led the firm’s research on the effectiveness of the board of directors. Before joining The Corporate Library, Ms. Barrett was a Research Consultant at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson). Prior to that, she spent several years in the Family Wealth Planning practice of Arthur Andersen.
In 2008, Ms. Barrett was named a Millstein Rising Star in Corporate Governance. She holds an MBA, with distinction, from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She, her husband and their two children live in San Diego, California.