James G. (Jim) Barr, MBCI


An accomplished business continuity and disaster recovery professional, Jim has designed, developed, documented, and deployed business continuity and disaster recovery plans for several Fortune 500 firms, including RCA, General Electric, and McGraw-Hill.

A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in physics and minor in mathematics, Jim has written extensively on business continuity, enterprise security, and risk management issues. Jim created – and is still a principal contributor to – “Security Management Practices,” an online security journal published by Faulkner Information Services.

A member of the prestigious British Continuity Institute (MBCI), Jim has been recognized in both “Who’s Who in the East” and “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.”

Career Highlights

As the VM/370 Systems Programming Manager for RCA, Jim pioneered a process for recreating remote data center environments as virtual machines. This process was instrumental in restoring operations at RCA Global Communications after a fire compromised their facility.

Jim developed a business continuity plan for Instinet, a division of Reuters. Realizing that a firm’s business continuity posture relies on the disaster preparedness of its prominent business partners, Jim surveyed Instinet’s partners to determine their business continuity capabilities.

Jim developed a business continuity plan for McGraw-Hill’s Business Services Center in Mexico City. Importantly, this effort was conducted remotely, demonstrating Jim’s ability to design and develop business continuity plans at a distance – and with minimal disruption to client operations.

Partial Client List

Carlyle Group
Glaxo Smith Kline
Fox Rothschild
Macmillan Publishing
General Electric
Standard and Poor’s

Selected Published Articles

* Business Continuity Smart Spending
* Funding Business Continuity Efforts
* Realizing a Return on Business Continuity Planning
* Security Engineering: The Next Generation of Business Continuity Planning