President and Portfolio Manager
Rachel Barnard is the majority owner and founder of Midway Capital Research & Management. She formed the company in 2008 and serves as its portfolio manager and managing partner. Before founding Midway Capital, Dr. Barnard served as Associate Director of Equity Research at Morningstar, Inc., overseeing a team of 20 equity analysts. Before joining Morningstar, she was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, primarily advising financial services companies.
Barnard holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago where her dissertation in speech acoustics was awarded distinction. She holds a bachelor’s with honors and distinction in Latin from Duke University. Barnard has taught securities analysis courses at the University of Chicago’s Graham School and investing seminars at Chautauqua Institution. She has been quoted in various media, including Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, and USA Today and has made numerous appearances on CNBC.
Barnard serves as the head of the Communications Committee for Women Investment Professionals.