Barbara Gaffney

Barb-GaffneyParent Advocate
Management Consultant, former Executive at Xiotech Corp, Tektronix, Sequent Computer Systems and Intel Corp.

Barbara Gaffney has over 25 years of executive leadership and management experience in a variety of areas in rapidly changing, global, high-tech environments. Gaffney was a founding member of Sequent Computer Systems, where she held various roles as the company evolved from the start-up phase to a profitable, global, publicly traded company over a period of 16 years. She has held executive-level positions at various start-ups and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for CrossCurrent Inc. in Portland, Oregon.

Gaffney has extensive experience in planning and leading Cross Functional teams in areas such as Strategic Planning, Goal Setting and Alignment, Breakthrough Problem Solving and Implementation programs, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships. She has held executive-level positions leading Human Resource teams, OD and training as well as Customer Services, Sales and Alliances. She is a former Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

She has served on numerous nonprofit and start-up boards in the Portland area. Gaffney is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and International Relations.