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Professional Profile: Barbara O’Hare 2008

About

  • Title: Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer
  • Company: Madison Capital Company, LLC
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Birthplace: Portland, OR

Family: Living in Oregon: father, James; mother, Dona; sisters: Roberta, Valerie

College: Southern Oregon University for undergraduate; Columbus University for MBA

First job outside of finance: Corporate farming

First job in finance or allied field: In the financial services arena, Northwestern Mutual Life

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Madison will maintain its focus on real estate through U.S. and in Germany, providing both liquidity and customized financial solutions.

Hobbies: Hiking with my dog (Magellan), reading, mountain bike riding, snooping around old book stores, snow skiing, tennis, world travel and the arts

Favorite book: “100 Years of Solitude” by Garcia Marquez Gabriel

Favorite movie: “Gladiator.” I love that period in Roman history (and Russell Crow isn’t too shabby, either.)

Person you admire most (outside of family): I admire my business partner, Bryan Gordon. Strong force of will, passionate about the firm’s success and principled.

Keys to success: Discipline, focus and a good sense of humor

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? A literary artist