Barbara has been an entrepreneur for many years starting businesses in technology, financial services, and elder care financial planning. For the past 10 years, she has been helping the elderly and their families apply for Medicaid to pay for their long-term care. Medicaid applications require the analysis of 5 years of bank and other financial statements. While watching her employees struggle with this tedious, labor-intensive process, she said, “there has to be a better way”. Her search led her to Altia-ABM, a Scottish Financial Fraud Detection software company in business since 2002, whose customers include law enforcement, government agencies, accountants and attorneys.
Barbara likes to compare herself to Victor Kiam, who said, “I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company”. While she didn’t buy the company, she was so happy as a customer of Altia-ABM that she stepped up to be their U.S. reseller. Barbara holds a B.S. in Medical Computer Science from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) from Columbia University and an MBA in Management of Science and Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.