Mr. Barrett is a 1960 business school graduate of SLU who received the University’s “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year” award in 1989. Throughout St. Louis, he is widely known as an “Entrepreneurs’ Entrepreneur.” He is probably the only Missourian to have built – from scratch – two highly successful, unrelated international companies; Biomedical Systems, a global medical services company and Landshire Food Systems, which Mr. Barrett grew to $50 million before its’ sale.
Mr. Barrett is a hands-on board member of two police-affiliated groups: Medal of Valor and the Backstoppers. Mr. Barrett has served on 13 other corporate and civic boards in the Greater St. Louis area and founded the Minority Economic Development Corporation. He also founded “Hand-Up,” which has assisted hundreds of financially-strapped St. Louis area families to lead better lives.
BS, Business Administration 1960