Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Guy Barnett earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto. From 2003 to 2010, he worked as a Senior Executive at Dominion Management, a property management and development firm where he was responsible for 25 properties located in Canada and the southeastern United States. In 2010, Barnett joined LePort Schools as Vice President of Development, where he was responsible for locating school acquisition targets and green-field school development opportunities. Under Barnett’s leadership, LePort established important partnerships with landlords, such as the Irvine Company in California, and developers, such as EPR Properties. In 2014, Barnett became LePort’s Chief Operating Officer, leading it in a transition from a local operator in Southern California to a national organization with a regional management structure, spanning over a dozen cities across the country. Barnett currently leads Higher Ground’s expansion and development efforts.