Jeffrey S. Barber

Managing Director

Jeff is head of TA's North America Consumer Group.

Jeff focuses on investments in consumer products, services and related companies. He joined TA in 2001 and has more 25 years of private equity experience.

Career Highlights

  • Sponsored more than 15 investments for TA
  • Taken multiple companies public
  • Multiple exits to strategic acquirers
  • Recruited dozens of high quality, industry appropriate, independent directors and executives
  • Assisted TA portfolio companies in completing numerous add-on acquisitions

Former Experience

  • Weiss Peck & Greer – Associate
  • Vestar Capital Partners – Associate
  • Morgan Stanley – Financial Analyst in the Global Power and Utilities Group


  • Columbia Business School – MBA, with Honors, Beta Gamma Sigma Scholar
  • Johns Hopkins University – BA, with all University and Departmental Honors, Political Science

Board Representation


  • Advantice Health
  • MAV Beauty Brands
  • Petcurean


  • Amplify Snack Brands
  • Cath Kidston
  • Dymatize
  • Microban International
  • Paula's Choice
  • PetPeople
  • Tempur-Pedic International
  • Thermacell
  • Truck Hero


  • Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Chair of the Dean's Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Lacrosse Advisory Board, Board Member of the Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Member of the Private Equity Advisory Board, Columbia University Business School
  • Board Member of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust
  • Former Board Member of the US Lacrosse Foundation
  • Former Trustee of the Buckingham, Brown and Nichols School

Featured Investments