Richard Kent has extensive experience as a serial entrepreneur and investor across diverse business segments coupled with a passion for technology driven commercial opportunities. As former Chairman of Orval Kent Food Company, Inc., Richard built a fledgling food company into an industry leader through sound management and the acquisition of six competing food manufacturers. Richard holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
He is currently Chairman of Kentco Capital Corporation and Kent SeaTech LLC. Richard also served on other non-profit boards as the forner Chairman of both Easterseals and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado. He still serves on the board of Easterseals and is also a board member of Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
He is a member at the Chicago Club; Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida; the World Presidents Organization (formerly International Chairman-elect) and L3 Organization (formerly serving as Treasurer).
Patricia and Richard have two children, Scott and Claudia, and five grandchildren.