Barry Turkanis grew up in Swampscott and lives in nearby Marblehead, where he heads up his small, family run investment management firm. Though he technically retired in 2004, he devotes a large amount of his time to this newer venture, investing in a variety of companies, including those in his hometown. His business expertise is qualified by his numerous years as a leader in the industry, including 16 years at Goldman Sachs in both Boston and New York, as well as a law degree from Boston College. Barry currently serves on a variety of local charitable boards and foundation committees.
Paradise and Turkanis have been working closely together over 5 years, but have had a business relationship for far longer—Paradise built Turkanis’ Swampscott home 12 years ago. Both are thrilled to be working on a project inspired by their hometown to benefit the community.