Kent joined SBA Complete, Inc. in 2017. Prior to that, Kent was the President and founder of QuickStart, Inc. in Appleton, Wisconsin, since 1998. Kent believes that owning and operating your own business is one of the most challenging and rewarding undertakings an individual can do in their life. Kent assisted small businesses in obtaining SBA loans to start, purchase, expand, or refinance their business by preparing comprehensive business plans and/or financial projections and sourcing them out to various financial institutions. QuickStart expanded its services and grew to become one of the leading Lender Service Providers in Wisconsin by providing SBA 7(a) Loan packaging services to community banks and credit unions. Kent has helped more than 500 businesses obtain over $400 Million in SBA financing during his career to date.
Kent has an Accounting Degree from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point. Kent also volunteers his time to speak at various seminars and classes for organizations such as SCORE, area Technical Colleges, various Chambers of Commerce, and Economic Development Organizations. QuickStart received the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award in 2007. Kent was awarded the 2005 Financial Services Advocate of the Year by the Wisconsin SBA, in recognition of his support and advocacy of small business. He has served on the Board of Directors for Great Lakes Asset Corporation from 2004-2016, a Certified Development Company for the SBA 504 loan program.