Sentinel Risk Advisors, the Carolinas premier risk management firm, announced this week the addition of Kent White to its senior leadership team as chief financial officer.
White is a seasoned financial executive and certified public accountant with extensive expertise in the insurance and risk management industry. Prior to joining Sentinel, he served a dual role as chief financial officer and chief operating officer for AgriLogic, an Arlington, TX-based provider of insurance and risk management services for farmers and agribusiness.
White brings to Sentinel an impressive array of executive finance skills, amassed during a career that has spanned many facets of management for large, multinational companies with a global footprint and multi-billion dollars of revenue.
Jim Holmes, Sentinel’s founder and managing partner, said White’s arrival signals the company’s continued expansion and its growing influence as the Carolinas largest independent risk and insurance brokerage.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kent to the Sentinel team, and look forward to the myriad of ways that he will help lead our company into the next stage of its development,” Holmes said. “We needed a CFO with a strong analytical background, wanted someone with knowledge of financial markets, hoped for a consensus builder who shared our vision around elevating service standards, and were fortunate that we found all of that in Kent.”
A Tennessee native, White is not new to the Triangle, having spent the majority of his professional life here, starting with a stint as an accounting analyst for IBM in the early 2000s. His career path has taken him from selling stocks and bonds for Morgan Stanley, to overseeing insurance and employee benefit plan audits for a niche CPA firm, to C-Suite roles for risk and insurance firms.
Through it all, White has developed a leadership style that values the tenets of long-standing partnerships: trust, collaboration, dedication. As part of his chief financial role at Sentinel, White will lead surety services as head of the firm’s Surety Practice Group.
White’s professional associations include the AICPA, NC Association of CPAs, and the Institute of Management Accountants.
About Sentinel Risk Advisors
Sentinel is the Carolinas premier risk management and insurance brokerage firm with a reputation for exceptional client experience. The Raleigh-based firm offers a broad scope of property, casualty, and risk management services for today’s global marketplace. Clients depend on Sentinel to protect their assets, preserve their wealth, and elevate their personal and professional position. Our core business is risk mitigation and insurance brokerage services, but our greatest endeavor is investing in the success of the clients we represent. For more information, visit http://sentinelra.com/