Agile, experienced contract furniture leader.
A native midwesterner, originally from Pinconning, MI (“the cheese capital of Michigan") Kent was attracted to Hightower’s “family-owned, growing culture” and excited to join a smaller team where he could combine multiple career experiences to make an impact on a faster track. With a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Michigan, our Director of Finance oversees so much more than Finance and Accounting. Kent loves the agility to wear multiple leadership hats including Supply Chain, Operations, and Environmental/Sustainability. Kent is well-versed in these areas after nearly 20 years with Steelcase serving in Operations, Finance, Corporate, and Product Development.
Kent is gifted in the ability to relate to nearly any personality type regardless of background, title or generation; that sincerity and humbleness truly aligns with Hightower values. Kent counts empowering employees as a highlight to any day at work. Being drawn to nature and larger bodies of water, Kent is perfected based in MI.