Jaret has worked for the last ten years in the financial services industry and is currently an investment consultant for SunTrust Investment Services. After studying engineering at Virginia Tech, Jaret co-founded an online merchandising and distribution company for collegiate licensed products. His company pioneered online merchandising for university athletic departments and would soon become the official online retailer for the NCAA and over 50 universities. Through his experiences as a young entrepreneur and career in financial services, he hopes to offer a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing local small businesses. Jaret is a native of the Roanoke Valley, and now lives in Roanoke County with his wife and two daughters.