Our Team

Wendy Kent, Founder

 

Wendy has been in the recruiting and consulting business in Portland since 1991. She has connected talented individuals with local opportunities in the areas of accounting & finance, human resources, administration, sales and marketing.

Her approach and philosophy are unique; she strives to establish a clear understanding for what makes a position successful for both the employer and the employee. Ms. Kent has built an extensive network of professional long term relationships based upon trust, objective consultation and respect.

Her insight into specific sectors and the experience and expertise necessary to success have resulted in long term retention for company’s she has partnered with and career satisfaction for clients she has represented and coached.

Wendy is the Co-Chair of the Portland Human Resource Management Association Recruiting & Selection Special Interest Group. She facilitates a number of annual learning events designed to assist recruiters in honing their craft.

Wendy attended New York University and holds a Bachelor of Art & Sciences with a major in sociology and a minor in history. Her hobbies include yoga, cycling, swim aerobics and playing with her dog Lucy, the company mascot!

David Kent, Founder

 

David serves as the operational leader and is the backbone of the company. He has a long history of entrepreneurial success, first running his own contracting business for many years and now as the minority owner of Kent Employment Solutions. David is known for his deep knowledge of Portland and his lifelong experience conducting business in the local market. He is a native Oregonian and has supported Wendy Kent in her career from the very beginning, often assisting behind the scenes and providing sound advice to her and the organization. David’s hobbies include cycling, yoga, horticulture, and taking care of our mascot Lucy!

Marsha Warner

 

Marsha Warner, SPHR is a Recruiting Affiliate with Kent Employment solutions. Marsha is a seasoned Talent Acquisition and Human Resources consultant who draws upon wisdom gained over 20 years in the corporate world. As an HR senior business partner and manager, she has led the HR team in notable companies in health care, manufacturing, financial services, retail and the public sector. Her vast experience in recruiting, coupled with her Corporate Staffing expertise, gives her invaluable insight about what organizations look for during the recruiting, hiring and on-boarding process. She maintains a career coaching practice working with individuals and groups of professionals in transition.

A graduate of the University of Oregon, Marsha holds a Masters Degree in Counseling, with a concentration in career counseling, and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She earned her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification from the Society of Human Resources Management in 2003.

In her spare time Marsha enjoys traveling, playing the piano and singing in the community choir.

Lucy Kent

Lucy Kent is the company mascot and the most fearless of the group. Adopted at four months from the Oregon Humane Society Lucy is known as the office clown.  Lucy’s extensive vocabulary is impressive to those who have not met her, she brings joy to all those who see her riding happily with David as his co-pilot in the car. Lucy’s breed is unknown, but whatever she is we know she is very special!