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Barry Saffer, President of The Lawrence Group, Inc., possesses 23 years of experience in progressive accounting, operational, and financial management. Barry Saffer has headed The Lawrence Group since 2004, guiding the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based professional services firm as it provides a broad range of financial management and accounting services to both established and growing businesses.
Educated at the University of Maryland, where he received his Bachelor of Science, Barry Saffer went on to earn his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from American University in Washington, D.C. Saffer has since brought his business acumen and knowledge to global technology companies of different sizes. At a technology manufacturer in Germantown, Maryland, Barry Saffer had a number of responsibilities that included supervising the opening of international operations in Russia, Asia, and South America. While working as a Group Controller for a Rockville, Maryland-based professional services firm, Saffer took charge of various aspects of the company's finance, accounting, and administration processes. After that, he held the position of Financial Planning and Analysis Director at a public software company, where he was responsible for shepherding all global budgeting and planning, treasury management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, strategic alliances, and financial analyses and business modeling for global operations.
Barry Saffer is involved with community organizations, participating as an active member of the Quince Orchard High School Boosters Club and supporting charities, such as Maryland School for Jewish Education, Coach Rob's Benefit Bash, and Christ House. Saffer's favorite activities include snowboarding, motorcycling, golfing, reading, and playing guitar.