Kent is the founder, CEO and Managing Member of Granite Point. Kent has invested in over 75 middle market companies as an individual investor and with Granite Point. Kent has partnered with entrepreneurs to build successful businesses such as VRI (remote patient monitoring), Discover Outsourcing (HR outsourcing), Fieldedge (field technician software), mTab (database tool), Neuro International (brain trauma residential), Integra (health provider network), and CALO (teen mental health), among many other investments. Kent is currently a board director for Circle Surrogacy (healthcare), Dynamic Growth (Dental DSO), World Wide Security (commercial/residential alarm), T-Base (business process outsourcing for visually impaired), Banyon Software (consolidator of vertically focused software) and IMS (infrastructure management services).
In addition to Granite Point, Kent is currently Executive Chairman and former CEO at a Northern California-based home health care company acquired using a self-funded search fund model. Previously, Kent held executive positions in marketing and product management for a VC-backed marketing automation startup, as a regional CFO and business analyst in Pepsico’s Pizza Hut Division, and as a management consultant at Ernst & Young.
He received his MBA at the University of California, Los Angeles and BS in finance from the University of Southern California.