Jud Barr is founder and Principal of JTB Consulting. Based in the San Fransisco Bay area, Jud is responsible for key client relationships and overall growth and development of the practice. As a leading small-batch manufacturing expert, Jud personally oversees the planning and execution of all client factory build-outs.
In Jud’s 25 years of managing and consulting for Fortune 500 companies, startups and turnarounds, he has built a reputation for maximizing revenue growth while improving processes and profitability. He is an industry leader in mass customization with clients including Nike, Reebok and Timberland.
His diverse experience spans multiple markets including apparel, footwear, accessories, food products and medical devices. He successfully built subsidiary operations for global brands Clif Bar & Company (leader in organic foods and beverages) and Derby Cycle Werke (Germany’s largest bicycle manufacturer).
Jud has a talent for recognizing potential and producing results, as demonstrated during his tenure as National Sales Manager at Power Bar (energy bars) where he increased sales from $5M to $80M. He specializes in customization, sales, and operations, and he has completed several lean factory build-outs and production-optimization projects.
Jud received his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.