C12 Chair since 2017
Prior to joining C12, Kent held leadership roles for over 20 years in telecommunications and technology companies. He served as President of Alpheus Communications for 7 years, leading a period of rapid and profitable growth as Alpheus expanded its footprint of metro fiber networks and data centers. During his tenure, annual revenue grew from $18M to $62M and the enterprise value increased by $142M. Kent has also served in various leadership roles at SBC Communications (now AT&T), Oracle Corp, and Compaq Computer (now HP). Kent’s passion is to help business leaders integrate and transform the key areas of life: work, family, and faith. His personal mission statement is to glorify God by effectively stewarding his talents, time, and resources in order to provide maximum service to others. Kent and Caroline, his wife and best friend for 25 years, have seven children and live in the Houston area. Kent has a B.S. from Oklahoma State University, an MBA from Dallas Baptist University, and started a Ph.D. at Stanford Business School before launching his corporate career.