Kent thomas - operating partner
Kent L Thomas is the founder of Advanced CFO Solutions, a firm dedicated to providing the accounting for and financial and operational information to small and medium-sized business owners on an outsourced / part-time basis at a fraction of the cost of similar full-time staff. Advanced CFO’s clients have raised over $500 Million in equity, debt and lease financing.
Prior to starting Advanced CFO Solutions in 1996, Kent worked as the CEO or CFO/controller of seven companies and started his career with Ernst & Whinney in 1979. Kent has a BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah and is a licensed CPA in Utah. Kent has served in a voluntary capacity with many organizations including: Grow Utah Ventures, CEDO, The Wayne Brown Institute, The MountainWest Capital Network, the Utah Association of CPA’s and The Utah World Trade Center Organization. Kent was a founding member of the Olympus Angel Investors and is active in the Utah entrepreneurial community where he advises companies, associations, and educational institutions and is a frequent speaker on finance, accounting and entrepreneurship. Recently the Utah Technology Council honored Kent as their CFO of the Year for 2009 and the Utah Association of CPA’s honored him as 2010’s Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry.