Since coming to Dell, Kent has been fortunate to be in a place to identify and act on emerging trends in the IT industry. Starting as a product manager, Kent identified the need for a powerful consumer PC and established the XPS position as Dell’s power PC. Along the way the XPS product line which has won every award given to a PC in the performance space. As a strategist, Kent has been instrumental in expanding Dell’s relationships with Google, ATT, eBay, McAfee and Microsoft. In the past several years, Kent has been studying network security, initially, as the portfolio manager for third party security products, then, as a product manager launching the new line of Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliances and most recently as the marketing manager for SMB network security products. As a speaker, Kent has been spotted delivering animated content at InterOp, RSA, GMIS International as well as numerous webinars on network security and The Internet of Things.
Kent has an MBA from Virginia Tech where he also served on the marketing faculty.