Barry Cain

Barry Cain, JD

Managing Principal, Amuleto Advisory LLC

As a member of Cotter’s Advisory Board, Barry Cain is an experienced Corporate Director of private and public companies with a principal focus upon family businesses and their need to balance the quest for organizational growth, performance and value creation with the interests and needs of the shareholder families.

Barry Cain is a valued member of several fiduciary boards; a broadly published author, speaker, and facilitator in the field of Family Business planning, development and succession; Co-founder and Director of the Chicago Family Business Council at DePaul University; and a Director of the Private Directors Association.

Certifications & Licenses

Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor

State of Illinois Bar

Institute of Management Consultants, Certified Management Consultant


Professional Organizations

American Bar Association

American Arbitration Association, Commercial Arbitration Panel Member

Private Directors Association, Director

Board of Directors Society

Family Firm Institute

Institute of Management Consultants

National Directors Institute



Family Firm Institute, Annual Conference Speaker

Loyola University of Chicago Family Business Center, Annual Conference Speaker

Vistage Chief Executive Forum, Speaker

Private Director Association, Panel Member and Speaker

Frequent Speaker and Writer on Corporate Board and Family Business Topics


I am increasingly impressed with the shared commitment of Anne Cotter and the firm’s leadership to build a truly independent Advisory Board to help achieve breakthrough results and increase enterprise value. I am very pleased to be on this journey with them.

— Barry Cain, JD