- March 31, 2020
- Posted by: LSN Partners
- Category: Government Affairs
MIAMI BEACH, FL – LSN Partners proudly announces the addition of former United States Small Business Administration Administrator Hector V. Barreto as a Senior Advisor. Barreto will serve as Senior Advisor to LSN’s emerging Small Business Administration Portfolio.
As the country faces an unprecedented time, Barreto, who lead the agency through the aftermath of September 11th and Hurricane Katrina, will help steer clients through the current SBA programs and advise both large and small companies how to navigate properly.
Born into an entrepreneurial family, Barreto gained invaluable business experience at an early age, which helped him build several successful companies in multiple industries. Unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Barreto served as the 21st Administrator of the SBA. Under his leadership, the organization leveraged a loan portfolio in excess of $60 million and reached record heights of support for small-businesses, especially those lead by minority and female entrepreneurs.
Currently, Barreto is the chairman of The Latino Coalition, one of the largest and most effective non-profit Latino advocacy groups in the nation. He also is a member of the board of the United States Chamber of Commerce and serves on its council for small business. Additionally, Barreto authored “The Engine of America,” a book dedicated to motivating and inspiring entrepreneurs through real-life stories and the winning formulas of successful national business leaders.
Barreto is a graduate of Rockhurst University and currently resides in Southern California with his wife and three children.