Interim CEO and CCO
Kent is GVC’s interim CEO, Co-Head of Investment Banking (with Dick Huebner) and Co-CCO (with Andrea Kidd). Since late 1998, Kent has worked principally in the securities and financial services business, serving in a variety of business, compliance and legal roles. For example, he has served as a Director, executive officer, CCO and/or General Counsel of: a NYSE member securities clearing firm; a full service B/D, and its two affiliated RIAs and trust company; a municipal securities-focused B/D, and its affiliated investment banking firm and RIA; a retail-focused independent contractor-model B/D; and an investment banking firm focused principally on M&A. Kent holds currently or has held previously nine securities licenses: Series 7, 9, 10, 14, 24, 53, 63, 66 and 79. Prior to entering the securities business, Kent clerked for two federal court of appeals judges, worked as an associate attorney in a large private law firm (litigation and employment departments), and worked as an in-house corporate attorney for a large multinational corporation (including completing two expatriate assignments). He holds J.D., M.B.A. and LL.M. (in Entrepreneurial Law) degrees. Kent currently serves as a member of FINRA’s West Region Committee and as an independent director (and member of the Audit Committee) of a large private, P/E-controlled wireless internet services provider.