Paul Barry

I have been an investment advisor for 27 years. I view myself not just as an advisor, but as an advocate for the investor. The mission of One Day In July matches my ethics and fuels my enthusiasm.

Growing Up

I grew up outside of Boston in a loving, working-class family of 10 kids. Our parents instilled the values of hard work, education and above all compassion in all of their children, resulting in 14 college and graduate degrees and much volunteering. I entered the University of New Hampshire as an Art major and graduated in 1988 with a Business degree. I bring a bit of both of both disciplines to my career as a financial advisor.

I've lived on the New Hampshire seacoast since 1999, helping to raise three wonderful and active sons: Jack, Owen and Will. With one in college (Virginia Tech) and two at Exeter High School, life as a busy dad is hectic but joyful. When not watching hockey or lacrosse games, I can be found surfing at Jenness Beach or Long Sands or perhaps skiing in the White Mountains.

Career Thoughts

After a successful career at two of the largest investment firms in the world - 21 years at Merrill Lynch, 3 at Wells Fargo Advisors - advising individuals and corporations on investment matters, I am excited to be part of a firm that serves clients in an ethical and transparent manner. My business motto is: "Lowering fees, raising standards."


I've always tried to find the time to help in my community. Currently, I am involved with the following organizations:

  • CASA NH, Guardian ad Litem - We advocate for abused and neglected children within the NH Court and foster care systems
  • NH State Board of Mental Health Practice, member
  • Exeter Hospital United-in-Wellness Committee - Co-chair

Among the non profit organizations that I have served over the years:

  • Community Child Care Center, Portsmouth Past Board member
  • Hampton Youth Athletic Association - Flag Football coach, 8 years
  • Education for All Children EFAC. Sponsor, Past Board member
  • 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, Past Board Member

Fun Facts

In 2001 I fulfilled a childhood dream when I competed on the game show Jeopardy.

Fast Facts


University of New Hampshire


Somerville, Massachusetts

Where I Live Now

Exeter, New Hampshire


(603) 531-3773

4 Market St, 2nd Floor
Portsmouth, NH 03801