Barbara Doran

Founder, Chief Investment Officer

As the founder and CEO of BD8 Capital Partners, Barb personally oversees and directs all client portfolios, researching and making investment decisions using a deep network of contacts and research channels that she has developed over many years. She started the firm in 2018 after a long, diverse career in the investment and financial services industry that has spanned more than 35 years. Prior to founding BD8 Capital Partners, Barb worked as a senior portfolio manager in the wealth management...

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BD8 Capital Partners is supported by experienced professionals at Spire Investment Partners, who provide both back-office support and client-facing services. This allows our professionals to focus solely on clients’ investment and financial needs, without the day-to-day distractions of running the operations of an investment firm. The following personnel provide vital support to BD8 Capital Partners.

Giving Back

At BD8 Capital Partners, we care deeply about giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We do so in various ways – through philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy and service. We are active supporters and participants in a number of non-profit organizations.

For example, our CEO, Barbara Doran, served on the Penn State University Board of Trustees for nine years and is now an emeritus trustee serving on University’s Endowment Investment Council and both its Finance and Academic Affairs Committees. She also chairs the board of MCC Theater, a major off-Broadway Theater in New York City. She serves as Treasurer and former board member of The Explorers Club in New York, as well as Treasurer and board member of Catwalk, an artist residency program in Catskill, New York.