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Barbara Guidi Kohler

Partner & CFO

Barbara has over 30 years of experience growing profitable private and public companies. She has operational expertise in B2B and B2C organizations.

As a Partner at FSI, Barbara leverages her operational capabilities and strategic analysis to drive client growth. Barbara’s healthcare clients include Fortune 10 public companies,  private companies and investment firms. Her healthcare focus is digital health, healthcare technology, healthcare delivery systems, and research, innovation & commercialization.

Barbara has developed business expertise in strategy, AI/ML & data insights, P&L management, business development, sales, marketing, client success, post-merger integration, global expansion, technology, and talent management. Her experience spans across sectors and covers both succeeding in fiercely competitive global markets and creating new markets.

Barbara serves on the Board of Directors, Harvard Business School Alumni Association. She previously served on the Board of Directors of WaterHero, a retail home protection system. She is actively involved with several volunteer organizations.


  • MBA, with honors, Harvard University

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, University of New Hampshire


  • Women’s Foundation of Boston

  • Time with husband, children, extended family and friends

  • Tennis, golf, yoga, book group

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