Barry Salzberg

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Barry Salzberg
Alma mater Brooklyn College
Brooklyn Law School (JD; 1977)
New York University School of Law (LLM in tax)
Employer Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Home town Brooklyn, New York
Title Global Chief Executive Officer

Barry Salzberg (born October 1953) is an American businessman, accountant, and lawyer.[1][2] Salzberg is full-time Professor at Columbia University and former global Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a position he has held since June 2011 till May 2015.[3][4][5]


Salzberg is Jewish, and grew up in a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn, the youngest of five siblings.[6] His parents were clerks, and he and his older sister were the first in his family to attend university.[7] His father died while he was in high school, so he worked to help his family financially, and later lived at home to work while he attended college.[8]

Salzberg earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Brooklyn College, a JD from Brooklyn Law School (1977), and an LLM in tax from the New York University School of Law.[3][5][9]

Salzberg joined Deloitte in 1977, and became a partner of Deloitte U.S. in 1985. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte LLP (United States) from 2007 to 2011.[3][5]


  1. ^ "The top 100 most influential people" (PDF). Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Comdevelopment Ltd. "Barry Salzberg". Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Barry Salzberg | DTTL CEO". Deloitte. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Right Job? It’s Much Like the Right Spouse". New York Times. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Barry Salzberg: Executive Profile & Biography". June 1, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "It’s All About Focus". New York Times. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Accountant Middle East – Barry Salzberg". July 31, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Deloitte CEO Barry Salzberg on Leadership as 'the Norm, Not the Exception'". May 11, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Award Dinner Honors Barry Salzberg ‘77". May 23, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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