Brett Barney has had a diverse career working in both small and large business, giving him a blend of skills and experience that he draws upon regularly to lead American Fine Arts Foundry. He began his career in the late 80’s as a manufacture’s rep in the gift and collectibles business where he learned how to market and sell art and collectibles to the retail channel. With a desire to revitalize historic properties to their former glory, he took on the challenge to manage a boutique construction firm that focused on the rehabilitation of historically significant homes in downtown neighborhoods in Northern California. In this capacity Brett learned the ins and outs of operating a small business.
The next 15 years of Brett’s career were spent in Fortune 500 manufacturing companies where he learned leading edge manufacturing processes. During these assignments, Brett held positions in marketing, sales, and operations where he learned the detailed inner workings of world-class manufacturing operations.
In 2002 Brett met up with Flint Reisfelt, who was running American Fine Arts Foundry. Brett got involved to help Flint explore growth opportunities. In 2004 Brett signed on to become the President of the company with the goal of leading the company to its full potential as a key supplier to artists and art publishers who need a strong business partner to deliver consistent quality on a timely basis.
For a creative outlet, Brett enjoys designing furniture and dabbles in sculpting. While pursuing these passions, Brett has been closely connected to the art community. Over the years he has assisted many artists in the development of their business and establishing their work in the marketplace.
Brett holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. American Fine Arts Foundry provides world-class fine art foundry services for artists and art publishers at competitive prices. For more information about the fine art foundry services we provide, call us at 818-848-7593 or click here for our contact form.