Barrett Thornton is senior finance student at the University of San Diego, graduating in May 2018 then joining D.A. Davidson full-time as an Investment Banking Analyst in June. He works as an Associate for University Growth Fund, the largest education-based Venture Capital firm in the world with flagship investments in Snapchat, Spotify, Lyft, 23andMe, and more. Prior to UGF, he worked as an intern for La Jolla-based hedge fund HAV Capital, working on equity, commodity, and merger arbitrage analysis. At USD, Barrett helped manage USD's Student Managed Fund, where he provided investment recommendations for the university's $200k fund. He was a key member of USD's team for the National Investment Banking Competition which took 2nd place out of 330+ of the best schools in the world in 2017.