Barton Foster

Barton Foster

Barton Foster '79

Livonia, Mich.

Barton is the Executive Recruiter, Owner and President at The Barton Group, Inc., a search and recruiting firm in Livonia, Michigan since 1989. He is also a career, life, growth, and trust coach. Previously, he worked for Sanford Rose Associates Search Firm as an Executive and Technical Recruiter. In his career, Bart worked in Fortune 100 corporations, small companies and startups. Barton is a member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Human Resource Association, Automotive Women’s Alliance (AWAF), and Top Echelon Recruiting Group, as well as being a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC). He is active in the Northridge Church in Plymouth, Michigan. Barton was a resident assistant in Payne Hall and received his BS in Sociology.


" NMU has made a major positive influence in my education, life and career.  I own a recruiting search firm serving technology, manufacturing, engineering and the automotive industry. I also do career and life coaching.  I have a passion for helping people develop their leadership skills and because I serve on the Career and Professional Development Committee I have an opportunity to use my experience to help others meet and exceed their goals."