Board of Directors
Barry J. KostinerChairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kostiner serves as the CEO of Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB: LEAI). Legacy Education has had cumulative education revenues in excess of $500 million over the past decade, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, Mr. Kostiner is serving as the CEO of Sagaliam Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: SAGAU) and worked with EF Hutton to raise $115 mm to fund the IPO in December 2021.
In his role as Senior Director of Structured Investments for Family Office Experiences, Barry Kostiner is focused on impact investing and partnering with family offices on the origination of Nasdaq investment vehicles. Areas of focus include real estate, energy and Africa.
Legacy Education provides online degrees and practical, high-quality, and value-based educational training on personal finance, entrepreneurship, trading and real estate investing strategies and techniques. Legacy Education has transitioned to focusing on impact investing and providing education and career resources to underserved communities, in addition to serving its established customer base.
Previous experiences include restructuring of a Nasdaq global SAP IT services company, the Nasdaq listing of a cannabinoid pharma company, data analytics for nursing homes and advising an Indian AI incubator. Mr. Kostiner’s 20-year career in energy includes eight years at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch and their affiliates, with a focus on energy trading and portfolio management, as well as serving as the CEO of an oil & gas SPAC.
Mr. Kostiner earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in history, and a Master’s of Science in Operations Research from MIT. His thesis on the mathematics of electric industry deregulation was sponsored by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.