Founding President & CEO
K. Kent Ferne, MBA, BSM
An entrepreneur must habitually rely on a personal value system that brings out certain human qualities such as faith, imagination, perseverance, courage, strength, kindness and intelligence in order to actualize long-term success. Kent thrives on these qualities and more. His succession story is not only informative to others that wish to improve their personal or corporate finances, but inspiring to everyone striving to overcome any obstacles. Upon meeting Kent, one might get the impression that he is just an ordinary guy. However, once you get to spend time to get to know him, you will notice quickly that he is an extraordinary guy based on his passion, integrity, humility, empathy, determination and intellect. He would tell you that whatever path to success you’re pursuing in life should never be controlled or dictated by anyone but you! He is also known for consistently quoting some of his favorite quotes such as: “Patience is also a form of action” (by A. R.), “The purpose of life is a life of purpose” (by R. B.), “Your destiny was not written for you, but by you” (by Pres. B. O.), “Speak your dream into existing and the universe will attract the right circumstances and conditions for it to be realized” (by M. T.), “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” (unknown), and so on.
Kent, a native of the Republic of Haïti, grew up in Naples, FL where he attended Naples High School (Freshman-Junior) and Golden Gate High School (Senior). He started his career in the financial industry over 12 years ago as a freshman in college at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) previously known as Edison State College in Naples, FL where he earned two Degrees: Associate in Arts and Associate of Science (AAS) in Business Administration and Management with three awarded undergraduate certificates: Accounting Technology, Small Business Management and Basic Business. He attended Hodges University (HU) in Fort Myers, FL and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Executive Management (BSM). He went to graduate school at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL and earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Corporate Finance.
Kent is a Business Consultant and Financial Counselor. He specializes in Corporate Finance, Personal Finance, Real Estate Underwriting and Mortgage Consulting.
Kent has in-depth knowledge of banking/financial regulations, mortgage lending guidelines, and generated a Portfolio of $89.8 Million in Real Estate Underwriting Revenues in less than 6 years. He possesses a strong Risk IQ with innovative thinking to properly assess situations and implement proper strategic plans. He has helped hundreds of first time homebuyers financing their dream homes, and has provided financial solutions to countless people.
Kent is an active member of Emerging Leaders of Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, and is actively involved in the community serving multiple non-profit organizations including churches where he served for many years as a member of their Finance Committees and Treasury Departments.
For more than 12 years, Kent has been a Catalyst in the Financial Industry turning his passion into a successful career by assisting, consulting, counseling, coaching, mentoring, inspiring and empowering people and business owners – regardless of income level and background – to be self-sufficient and financially fit for a lasting balanced lifestyle with peace of mind.