SAN FRANCISCO — GAF Energy announced today that Senior Vice President Jason Barrett has been honored by DiversityFirst with its "Top 50 Multicultural Award" for his leadership in fostering diversity and inclusion. 

The award will be presented at the annual Diversity & Leadership Conference, a multi-day conference designed to highlight the importance of diversity initiatives in the workplace and the community.

GAF Energy Jason Barrett"It's an absolute honor as an HBCU alum to receive such a prestigious award by the nation's leading organization that seeks to build inclusive business environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their full potential," said Barrett.

Barrett joined GAF in 2015 as vice president of renewable energy, structured finance, and investments (a team incorporated into GAF Energy in 2019). Prior to his commercial tax equity investment and origination role at GAF, he served as chief commercial officer of Sol-Wind, as well as a founding partner of Paladin Strategic Partners. Barrett has an extensive background in structured finance, having held senior positions at Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Fannie Mae, and Morgan Stanley, where he executed equity, mezzanine, and debt transactions across multiple asset classes. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Howard University and an Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, where he was a Robert Toigo Fellow.

"This is a well-deserved award for Jason. From his first day at GAF Energy, Jason has demonstrated strong leadership that has strengthened our company culture and empowered employees to feel welcome and respected," said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. "We're very lucky to have Jason as part of our leadership team, helping to unlock our company's mission of generating energy from every roof."