Hector V. Barreto is the founder of Barreto Inc., a Southern California-based international business consulting firm focused on developing relationships between major corporations and entrepreneurs with an emphasis on small businesses and emerging markets. Mr. Barreto is also the Chairman of The Latino Coalition, a national non-profit organization focusing on developing initiatives and partnerships enhancing overall business, economic and social growth of Latinos.
Mr. Barreto is a nationally recognized businessman and community leader. He served five years as administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 25, 2001. He served as the vice chairman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, founded by his late father, Hector Barreto, Sr. He was also chairman of the board of The Latin Business Association in Los Angeles. During his tenure, membership increased 50 percent, revenues doubled, and procurement opportunities considerably increased for entrepreneurs.
Mr. Barreto is a frequent public speaker, media guest, panelist and commentator on key issues concerning business, politics and the Latino community.