Brent has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial information publishing industry. Having begun his career selling mutual funds for Eaton Vance, and then limited partnerships for Krupp, Brent moved to First Call where he began his career in sales. Brent’s responsibilities at First Call continued to increase until his last three years saw him as President and Chief Executive Officer. In those three years, Brent was directly responsible for multiple new product launches, acquisitions and continued revenue and earnings growth.
In 2000 Brent co-founded a real-time financial information company, Business Data Exchange (BD-X), which launched its real-time corporate transcript product in December 2001. Brent sold BD-X to CCBN.com/Thomson/Reuters (NYSE: TRI). In 2002, Brent joined Forefield Inc. as its CEO, transforming it into a multi-product, highly profitable business. Brent sold Forefield to Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) in 2010.
Today, Brent serves as an Adjunct Faculty at Middlesex Community College where he teaches Entrepreneurial, Business, and Economic courses. He also serves as an advisor to Middlesex Community College, Boston University, North Hill Ventures, and is a frequent guest lecturer at Year-Up Urban Development Program, Babson College, Olin College, Manchester Community College, and Cape Cod Community College.
Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, an MBA with a concentration in finance and accounting from Boston University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst with the CFA Institute.
Brent joined TIM Group in 2014 to oversee and lead all of the business’ strategic sales and marketing activity.