Barry Segal, Founder
Barry has touched many lives and in many ways in his past, present and future.
As a father, he has been a terrific provider. His children have enjoyed the access to a lifestyle and education that any parent would desire to provide.
As a business person, he was one of the more successful entrepreneurs in the United States. Bradco grew to become much more meaningful than its humble origins, effecting literally thousands of lives. He was respected by Bradco vendors, employees, contractor customers and even his most aggressive competitors.
Barry’s talents are in two primary areas. He builds loyalty because people trust him and know he’ll try to do the right thing. He invests in people, and they invest in him. Barry is very pragmatic, getting to core issues quickly, and supporting conclusions and creating change based on a passion for logic and numbers.
Barry started Bradco in 1966. Prior to that, he worked with his father at the H. Verby Company for 15 years. His dad joined him two years later and soon after they opened in Lakewood, NJ and Hartford, CT; they were on their way. In 2006, Bradco sales peaked at over $1,900,000,000 and pre-tax profits of 90 million with 150 branches. In August 2008 he sold control of the company.
Barry is a man who can’t sit still. Now, he got involved in Africa and the Segal Family Foundation. Like he approaches everything in his life, this foundation receives his total focus to make a difference by solving problems and getting things done more efficiently and effectively. Aid to Africa is a broken system that is not working. With Barry’s focus and approach to problems, the Segal Foundation will try to make a difference by focusing on preventing causes. Unexpectedly, Barry got involved in Autism, focusing again on the cause, more than the cure.
Barry is the father of 6 children, 14 grandchildren, the last 7 being girls and 2 great grandsons. Barry said, “As an incentive I offered my baseball card collection to the next grandson.”
Barry started later in life with tennis, and that has been an important part of his activities. He describes his tennis as a declining 4.0. Soon to be a declining 3.5.
Alison Maloney, Research and Administration
A graduate of Rutgers University, Alison currently works as a research assistant/ administrative professional for Focus Autism.
She has spent the last 2 years working closely to research a variety of topics related to autism and vaccine safety. She has had the opportunity to explore the autism community and make connections along the way that have provided much insight into the many questions autism provides. Although not personally affected by autism, Alison’s interest stems both from the inquisitiveness to learn more about autism as well as the desire to find the cause. She is an advocate of vaccine safety and through her time with Focus Autism, has developed a strong eagerness to pursue accountability of government agencies and organizations to ensure that vaccines are safe for all people they are administered to.