At a high school reunion four years ago, an old acquaintance reminded Barry Doucette that in grade 9, he had exclaimed he wanted to be “the number one in business class”. Though Barry didn’t recall this remark, he reflected on his business journey and the drive, effort, and dedication he had employed, and thought “yeah, that checks out”.
Now CEO of Orangutech, Barry dove into the tech world straight out of university and never looked back. Today, after 37 years in the industry, he reflects on selling some of the first laptops in the world.
“We offered a 20, 40, or 100 MB hard drive,” Barry laughs.
Similar to his dedication to competitive swimming (Barry has helped set 4 relay records in National Masters Swimming over the years) and his commitment to rehearsing with his rock band (The Pawn Shop Mayors—Barry on stage photographed above), Barry refined and practiced his tech sales skills until he was ready to buy his first company when he was 52—Orangutech. Existing to propel the modern workplace forward, Orangutech inspires enterprise transformation and drives user adoption of software, solutions, and services centered around Microsoft 365.