We are a private family office
that invests in entrepreneurs
to make a positive impact.

About Us

BarronKent family office manages a private investment portfolio that includes technology, real estate, professional staffing, and private equity. Our portfolio companies have been built both from the ground up and obtained by acquisition. Our additional investments have been made with thoughtful and strategic consideration to make a positive impact on our community.

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The story behind the name

My wife and business partner came up with the name BarronKent. It’s a tribute to two people – my mother and my eighth-grade math and science teacher.  They shared three great gifts with me: the Opportunity to grow and learn, the Belief to see capacity and capability in someone that they might not see in themselves, and the Discipline to harness potential through hard work, grit, and doing what you say you’ll do. Opportunity, belief, and discipline can have a profound impact on an individual, as they did for me – and we at BarronKent strive to create that for ourselves, our team, and the companies we work with.

Our Leaders

Robert Rodriguez
Managing Partner

Robert Rodriguez is a California native and self-made entrepreneur. Robert is the founder, owner, and CEO of multiple fast-growing, national companies which fall under the BarronKent umbrella. Amongst Robert’s personal honors include the SHCC 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year and one of Sacramento Business Journal’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and will soon be an alum of Harvard Business School’s Owner/Presidents Management (OPM) program. Robert is the Managing Partner of BarronKent and leads its strategic investments.

Grietje Reuter

Originally from the Netherlands, Grietje Reuter moved to the United States in 1976 and made it her home. She graduated from the University of California, Davis and created a management and technology consulting career in social and human services. Contributing to the well-being of people and communities continued when she, along with her business partner and husband, Robert Rodriguez, helped found BarronKent. Grietje focuses on BarronKent’s preservation investments and its philanthropic efforts.

Our Impact

we believe in entrepreneurs

we invest in leading edge technologies

we help create
well-paying jobs

we build homes for people

we help government
run better

we improve
health care

we give back

we emphasize
diversity, equity,
and inclusion


Investments & Acquisitions

BarronKent Ventures

BarronKent Ventures is our strategic investment company. Formerly known as Moonshots, it focuses on several core markets: GovTech, Health Care technologies, and Digital Services. BarronKent Ventures provides capital to early and growth stage companies, and it also seeks to acquire companies in its core markets. What makes BarronKent Ventures special is that it goes beyond simple capital investment. The team offers portfolio companies practical and real-life advice in growth strategy, scaling, talent management, financial modeling, performance management, succession, and exit planning.



Cambria Solutions – Acquired by

Ernst & Young, LLP (EY)

Our technology portfolio is led by Cambria Solutions, Inc, which was founded and built by BarronKent’s partner, Robert Rodriguez. Cambria is a national information technology and management consulting firm having been awarded Inc. Magazines 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies 10 times over the past thirteen years. And for nearly 20 years, Cambria has averaged 30 percent year-over-year growth. With offices across the United States, it now successfully competes with some of the world’s largest technology service firms.


Professional Staffing

Strategic IT Staffing (SITS) – Successfully Exited

Strategic IT Staffing (SITS) placed professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and full-time employment positions across all IT disciplines across the U.S. Its unique search, recruitment and placement process used a fit-focused approach that helped produce excellent matches between client companies and candidates. These matches yielded lasting relationships which distinguished SITS from other staffing agencies. SITS’ annual revenue nearly doubled after being acquired by BarronKent in late 2018.

Real Estate


Founded in 2010 in Sacramento, CA, Cassadyne Properties is a real estate investment company that fosters both tradition and the modern city. Renovation projects focus on acquiring and preserving buildings that represent a city’s history. New development meets a civic need and blends neatly into the underlying fabric and soul of the existing neighborhoods. Cassadyne’s current portfolio includes over 100,000 square feet of commercial and residential space with an additional 50,000 square feet under development.


Investment Funds

Capital Investment

BarronKent routinely considers investments in VC and PE funds. We look for funds led by experienced managers with a strong track record. Like our BarronKent Ventures focus, we seek opportunities to invest in GovTech, Health Tech, and Digital Services. Assuming a strong investment track record and solid management, BarronKent considers other industries and focus areas to diversify its holdings.

Management Services

Corporate Services

BarronKent’s corporate services is the operations arm for BarronKent and its portfolio companies. It includes:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Performance and Financial Reporting
  • Talent Acquisition and Management
  • Risk Management
  • IT / Cyber Services
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Administrative and Operations
  • Facilities Management

BarronKent’s corporate services are also available to BarronKent Venture’s portfolio companies.


Giving Back

Giving back is core to our philosophy as individuals and we carry that forward as an organization. BarronKent’s charitable efforts include donating time to support charities’ goals, in-kind contributions, and direct financial donations. Our giving focuses on higher education, children and family services, and animal care.

Contact Us

For partnering opportunities,
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For philanthropic requests,
please contact [email protected]

For employment opportunities,
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