His primary focus is on performance improvement initiatives, including operations and labor optimization. In addition, Kent supports Bain’s clients in the retail sector on issues ranging from strategy to pricing and customer segmentation. He has extensive experience driving transformational change programs and has supported Bain's private equity clients on a range of acquisition due diligence projects and post-acquisition programs.
In addition to his case work, Kent leads the firm's global MBA recruiting efforts at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and has served as an advisor on a number of pro-bono projects executed though Bain’s Global Development program.
Prior to joining Bain, he worked in Finance for Target Corporation in Minneapolis.
Kent holds an MBA with distinction from the Ross School of Business and a BA in Political Science from St. John's University (MN).
- “Lidl Stores Gain Little Traction So Far in U.S.,” The Wall Street Journal, October 2017, Retail
- “With Whole Foods in the Cart, Amazon Now Faces the Hard Part ,” The Wall Street Journal, June 2017, Retail
- “European Grocery Rivalry Expands to U.S. as Aldi, Lidl Bulk Up,” Bloomberg, June 2017, Retail
- “Getting Ready to Battle Grocery's Hard Discounters,” Brief, May 2017