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BARR Advisory Named in Top 10 Fastest-Growing Businesses in Kansas City

August 7, 2023 |

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — BARR Advisory has been named one of the top 10 fastest-growing businesses in Kansas City for the second year in a row.

The cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider ranked No. 8 in Ingram’s 2023 Corporate Report 100.

The 38th annual report from Kansas City’s premier business magazine puts a spotlight on the 100 companies based in the greater Kansas City area that experienced the most growth over a three-year period from 2019 to 2022.

For its part, BARR Advisory saw growth of more than 529% during that time—an average annual growth rate of just over 176%.

“BARR’s tremendous growth over the last several years has been driven by our team’s eagerness to adapt and explore new avenues to help organizations anticipate and respond to threats and achieve their compliance goals,” said BARR Advisory Founder and President Brad Thies. “As BARR continues to grow, so does our passion for helping organizations build trust through cyber resilience.”

BARR’s inclusion on Ingram’s elite list comes as the firm continues to expand its suite of cybersecurity and compliance services. Within the last 12 months, BARR announced an exclusive partnership with penetration testing firm Psicurity and earned accreditation to certify against standards including ISO/IEC 27701 and the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust, Assurance, and Risk (CSA STAR) program.

BARR also remains one of just nine firms in the U.S. accredited to audit against three of the highest-regarded security standards: ISO/IEC 27001, SOC 2, and HITRUST.

Learn more about BARR Advisory.


BARR Advisory is a cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider specializing in cybersecurity consulting and compliance for companies with high-value information in cloud environments like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. A trusted advisor to some of the fastest growing cloud-based organizations around the globe, BARR simplifies compliance across multiple regulatory and customer requirements in highly regulated industries including technology, financial services, healthcare, and government.

BARR Advisory services include:

  • Compliance Program Assistance
  • SOC 1 Examinations 
  • SOC 2 and 3 Examinations
  • SOC for Cybersecurity
  • PCI DSS Assessment Services 
  • ISO 27001 Assessments
  • FedRAMP Security Assessments 
  • HIPAA/HITECH Services 
  • HITRUST Services
  • Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Cybersecurity Consulting


Michelle Carson
BARR Advisory
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