Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ashley Madison customers revealed: Olin B. Barnes III, financial-services expert with deep family roots in Mountain Brook, AL, appears at cheaters' Web site

Olin Barnes III
A veteran insurance and financial-services adviser, with deep family roots in Mountain Brook, appears on the list of paying customers at the Ashley Madison extramarital-affairs Web site.

Olin B. Barnes III currently works with One Resource Group, which is based in Roanoke, Indiana. He is senior vice president for the company's Southeast Division.

Barnes has worked with a number of other ventures. He was managing director and co-founder of LifeServe, a national insurance and financial-services brokerage in Birmingham and Atlanta. He also has worked for Colonial Bank, Nowlin and Associates, and Wells Fargo Clearing Services.

In 2003, Barnes joined with Pete Elliot of Los Angeles and Sinan Kinatsiz of San Clemente to form BankSwap, which he served as CEO and President. He also has served as co-host of a talk show about financial issues on WERC-AM in Birmingham.

Barnes' mother, Mary, died in 2016, and her obituary indicated her son was not married at the time.

Barnes lives at 4408 Corinth Drive in Mountain Brook. According to Zillow, the house has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and more than 6,000 square feet. It sold in 2006 for $740,000, and Zillow estimates its current sales value at $807,759. Based on my limited knowledge of the Mountain Brook real-estate market, I would say that estimate is low and would not be surprised to see the house sell for close to $900,000.

According to his bio at Bhamwiki, Barnes enjoys salt water fishing, skiing, motorcycling, and cooking in his spare time.

We contacted Barnes via his Facebook page, and he said he would be willing to chat. He did not provide additional contact information for him, so I invited him to call me and gave him my number. We have not received a return call.


Article with links to 1-40 in Ashley Madison series

(41) David Armistead, director of enterprise sales, TekLinks, Birmingham (10/19/17)

(42) William House, VP and controller, HealthSouth, Birmingham (10/26/17)


Anonymous said...

Intrigue in the Tiny Kingdom! Gotta love it.

Anonymous said...

Olin Barnes has been a big name in Bham business community for a long time, mostly because of III's daddy, Olin Barnes Jr.

Anonymous said...

This is what passes for news these days?

legalschnauzer said...

@4:52 --

I've explained on LS many times why this is news. You are welcome to do a search in the blog box at the top of LS, which will allow you to review those statements. If you disagree with my statements, and you don't care for my news judgment, you are welcome to read other blogs or Web sites.

Anonymous said...

You should've posted a pic of his family. Obviously he WANTED TO BRING HIM IN ON THIS!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Shuler,

I was recently made aware of your blog by a family friend. Specifically, as it relates to this subject matter, I'd like to have a dialogue.

My cousin appears on this list from a few years ago---his parents and my family are still very close. My cousin passed away in early 2015, a few months before this data became available.

My uncle did everything he could for my cousin----put him through school, set him up with different jobs, tried to help him start his own consulting business, paid for his wife to continue her school so she could also work, helped with their small children, tried to get him help, etc.... My cousin died from an overdose (Opioids) and sadly none of us were surprised.

To this day, I don't believe my cousin's parents are aware that their son's name appeared on this list--I don't think anyone had the heart, or frankly saw the need, to burden them with that info at that point. His wife is aware, as she has made comments to a few close friends but the mom and dad are seemingly not aware.

I say all that because in reading back, it appears you are only trying to reveal prominent citizens. While my cousin was not well known, wasn't a doctor or lawyer or government figure, his father is well respected in the community and although not well-known at a state or national level, is well-known in his circles. Would this qualify as a prominent citizen?


legalschnauzer said...

@9:17 --

I don't have strict criteria as far as a "prominent citizen." You're welcome to send me the cousin's name via email, and I would be glad to check for it on the list.