Annalisa Barrett


A Senior Advisor at ValueEdge Advisors, Annalisa Barrett is a Clinical Professor of Finance at the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration.  She teaches graduate courses in Corporate Governance and undergraduate courses in Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, and Personal Finance.  Her research interests focus on corporate governance practices, board composition, and director demographics.  She is the author of numerous reports and articles which have been published in a variety of practitioner journals.  She has been also quoted in several periodicals and her research has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

She is a member of Board of Directors of the Corporate Directors Forum, a San Diego-based a nonprofit founded in 1991 to promote high standards of professionalism and ethics in corporate governance.  She serves on the Education Committee and is a co-author of, and presenter for, their Governance Academy director training courses.

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.  She was the creator and main author of the annual Governance Practices report published by The Corporate Library, as well as other reports on board practices, compensation, and composition.  Ms. Barrett also managed the firm’s custom research business and provided research, analysis, and advice to various clients.

Before joining The Corporate Library, Ms. Barrett was a Research Consultant at Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). As a member of the firm’s Executive Compensation Research and Development group, she focused on research related to corporate governance, director compensation, and incentive plans for executives. Prior to that, she spent several years in the Family Wealth Planning practice of Arthur Andersen, where she advised executives on tax matters including income, gift, and estate tax planning.

In 2008, Ms. Barrett was named as a Millstein Rising Star in Corporate Governance.  Ms. Barrett has an MBA, with distinction, from the University of Michigan Business School.  She and her husband and two young children live in San Diego, California.

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