Our Team

Chris Barton
President & Founder
Chris is the President and Founder of outplacement, career transition and HR consulting firm Barton Career Advisors. Chris joined the Villanova University community in 2013 as an Adjunct Faculty member, teaching Managerial Finance in the MS HR Development Graduate Program. Chris is an accomplished talent expert, HR consultant and speaker. Chris received his MBA and BS from the Lerner College of Business at the University of Delaware and holds the prestigious Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) designation from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Chris lives with his wife of 16 years Lori and their son Christopher and daughter Charlie in Sarasota, FL.
Rich Kolodgie
Senior Career Advisor
Rich is an accomplished senior executive, manager, executive coach, and senior developmental consultant. As a Senior Career Transition Advisor for Barton Career Advisors, Rich brings an invaluable level of knowledge from training, consulting and coaching business professionals across the globe. He has an extensive and varied business background including 20 years with the DuPont Company in senior roles within human resources, finance and strategic business operations. Rich is a true talent development expert who has walked in the shoes of those in career transition. For five years, he led his own executive coaching company, Coaching Partners, Inc. as CEO. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Bucknell University and an MBA from Temple University. Rich is active in his community and presently serves as Chairman of the Board for Catholic Charities in addition to his numerous other non-profit interests. Rich lives with his wife Judy in North Wilmington, Delaware.