Managing Director, Iron Protection Group
Hunter Garth joined the Marine Corps at the age of 19, and was leading teams in operations by the time he was 21. In fact his 21st birthday was spent leading a team in eastern Africa. He then came home and was sent to many different Marine Corps developed schools to build leadership qualities and operational skills. In 2011 he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan and directly engaged in combat operations for 8 months. Participating in over 175 combat missions as a Designated Marksman for an Assault Platoon with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, these 8 months would prove to be the turning point for him. He was Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps in 2012 and two days later went to work in the corporate world at Merrill Lynch. Unhappy with his move, he decided to seek self driven success. Moving to Colorado provided an opportunity to start his own company, within 1 year he successfully started a protection firm and was nationally recognized through training programs and speaking engagements. He is widely known as the security expert in the Legal and Regulated Cannabis Industry. Hunter is now the Managing Director of Iron Protection Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Cannabis Corporation. Since 2015, IPG has hired over 150 Veterans and completed well over 5 million dollars of contractual security operations in the cannabis space.