Martin Kent is a Kensington Managing Director with over 25 years of experience in a broad range of financial management activities. Prior to joining Kensington, Martin was the Chief Financial Officer of Protenergy Natural Foods Corp., a leading North American private label food manufacturer, in which Kensington was an investor.
From 2009-2012 Martin was the CFO of Quantum Murray LP, a national industrial and environmental services company with $200 million in revenues. From 2005 to 2008, Martin was a Managing Director at Newport Partners, an investment firm that provides wealth management services, capital and financial advisory services to help Canadian entrepreneurs realize their personal and corporate goals. Prior to Newport, Martin co-managed private equity funds for ONCAP and EdgeStone, where his responsibilities included sourcing, structuring and managing investments in mid-market companies. From 1994 to 2000, he was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at RBC Dominion Securities. From 1987 to 1994, Martin held various investment banking positions with Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in New York and Toronto.
Martin began his career in with Clarkson Gordon, a predecessor of Ernst & Young, where he received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1984. He received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University in 1987 and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in 1982.