Barret is an accomplished entrepreneur and operator with successes in three industries, finance, tech and cannabis. In cannabis since 2009, he currently has numerous management contracts for cultivation, extraction and retail businesses throughout California. He was the co-founder and COO of a highly successful high frequency trading hedge fund business and a former member of Slome Capital’s investment team, where he was responsible for sourcing and diligencing the firm’s most successful investment ever, John Paulson’s Short Sub Prime Mortgage fund. Between these companies, he has led a wide range of global functions, including, investments, corporate strategy, corporate development, business development, business affairs, legal, and public policy. He was awarded a first at the 2014 SoCal High Times Cannabis Cup and a second at the 2015 SoCal Cup.