Antonio Barrios

Antonio Barrios serves as the Area Director for the UGA SBDC in Gwinnett and formerly worked as a Business Consultant at the UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Barrios has over fifteen years of professional experience in several areas including financial, business consulting and management. He worked for five years as an SBA/Commercial Loan Officer for a community bank in Atlanta. Prior, Mr. Barrios worked as a Business Consultant at the UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Barrios also developed expertise as an economic and financial analyst working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and The Central Bank of Venezuela in the areas of financial planning, market trends and economic analysis. He gained experience in the management area working for his family business (manufacturing company). Mr. Barrios is originally from Venezuela and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education

  • MBA, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY (Finance)
  • BA, UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA ANDRÉS BELLO (Economics)

Experience

  • SBDC GEORGIA (Business Consultant)
  • UNITED AMERICAS BANK (SBA/Commercial Lender)
  • LA CONCORDIA – JEWELRY MANUFACTURE (Family Business – General Manager)
  • CENTRAL BANK OF VENEZUELA (Economist)

Accomplishments

  • 2012 Flewellen Award for Consulting Excellence – UGA SBDC

Leadership

  • Member of Metro Atlanta, SBDC Loan Team
  • Speaker, Exploring Latino/Hispanic Entrepreneurship Workshop organized by Kennesaw State University – 2011

Additional Information

  • Fluent in English and Spanish