Acting Executive Director
Biff Barnard was appointed URI Acting Executive Director in September 2021. He joined URI as its Director of Institutional Advancement in October 2016, having served as a member of URI’s Senior Advisory Council since 2003. While his primary responsibilities have been in development and individual and institutional donor relations, he provides support for the Senior Advisory Council and the URI Foundation; supports URI’s global partnerships, oversees URI’s Coordinator of Individual Membership and URI’s effort to seek corporate and foundation grants. Prior to joining URI, he was Managing Partner of Barnard/Montague Capital Advisors; Managing Director of Caltius Mezzanine; Senior Vice President of Allied Capital; and Chairman and CEO of Heller First Capital. Biff served as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, and as a Director of ACG-Global. He serves on the East Bay Advisory Board of Heritage Bank of Commerce. Biff received a B.A. from Stanford University. He lives in Walnut Creek, California, with his wife, Connie.