During his career, Kent has acquired extensive professional sales and negotiation skills, as well as experience in start-ups, business ownership, franchise development, and consulting. In 2003, he moved to Richmond, Virginia to open an Allstate insurance and financial services franchise, and has since developed expertise in mergers & acquisitions, small business financing, and raising capital. He has also owned businesses in the construction, food services, and moving and hauling industries. Since joining Transworld Business Advisors in November 2014, Kent has been involved in dozens of business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and franchise consulting transactions. Kent lives in Midlothian, Virginia with his beautiful wife of 16 years, Jennifer. They have a large, blended family with seven children, a granddaughter, and two Labrador Retrievers named Hank and Lola. When he’s not working, Kent enjoys high-intensity workouts, playing basketball, and cheering for the Virginia Tech Hokies. He has coached basketball teams for YMCA Richmond, U-Turn Sports Performance Academy, Upward Sports, and Swift Creek Athletic Association.