Kent brings more than 25 years of experience as a corporate business consultant to clients that range in size from self-employed individuals to Fortune 50 companies. As a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) and Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), he assists business owners and senior management teams in navigating the complexities of preparing and executing a merger, acquisition, or sale.
As an experienced business turnaround advisor, Kent helps companies regain their vision and re-establish the focus needed to effectively compete in today’s changing marketplaces.
The CEPA certification program is a rigorous executive MBA-style program, administered by the Exit Planning Institute at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. It is the only program of its kind and is taught by a faculty of nationally recognized experts in this field.
The Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation serves to maintain the highest recognized standards of professional excellence for middle market corporate financial advisory and transaction services, and to provide a benchmark for professional achievement within that overall body of knowledge. To learn more, visit the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors website.
Other areas of expertise include marketing, product development, sales management, and strategic planning. Kent will assist Pro-Motion Consulting clients to maximize their resources and more efficiently grow their businesses, encompassing the preparation of detailed marketing plans, print materials, website construction, and the development of e-commerce marketing initiatives.
In addition, with a comprehensive background in employee benefits, Kent can assist business owners in making informed decisions about the impact the emerging Affordable Care Act will have on their companies, and can measure the effectiveness of their participation in healthcare exchanges. His expertise with health and dental insurers, accountable care organizations, HMOs, PPOs, and third party administrators will permit Pro- Motion Consulting clients to receive cutting edge advice on managing their expenses related to employee benefits.
Kent has broad experience in transitional management planning and exit preparation for business owners. His specific experience with family-owned businesses will assist many of our clients in making the decisions necessary to exit their businesses and/or transition to the next generation of managers. When the decision to sell a business is made, Kent will assist business owners to prepare the business for sale, construct an attractive business profile for review by potential buyers, and assemble the documents to complete the sale.
Kent holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cardinal Stritch University, Master of Ministry (MA) and Master of Religion (MA) Degrees from Trinity University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition, Kent holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Kent has held leadership positions with a variety of community organizations including the Port Washington Soccer Club (President/Field Construction Director), Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club (Board of Directors), Ozaukee YMCA (Board of Directors/Building Committee Member) and, Ozaukee County Big Brothers Big Sisters (Board of Directors).
Kent currently serves as a volunteer at City on a Hill Medical Clinic (a Milwaukee inner city faith-based outreach), as a Short-Term Foreign Missions Team Leader/Member, and as a Teen and Young Adult Mentor.