Mr. Barbo is responsible for a 10-person sales force, that focuses on alternative investment products such as hedge funds, private equity, commodity funds and exchange funds. He has been with Merrill Lynch for 8 years. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Barbo spent nearly 10 years in various sales and management positions with a healthcare services firm. He holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.