Paul Kent

Managing Partner and Principal

Paul Kent co-founded Cavendish Capital Markets, as the prior founder and CEO of Idlewood Capital Partners (ICP). Prior to launching ICP, Paul spent more than 27 years in the financial services industry; 19 of them at Jefferies & Company. Paul joined Jefferies as an Equity Trader in 1988, and went on to hold a variety of increasingly senior positions within the organization over nearly two decades of tenure. While at Jefferies, Paul was consistently a top revenue producer. He opened the San Francisco Office in 1993, where he grew it from a two-person office, to a fully-staffed office representing the diversity of the firm. In 2003 Paul was promoted to Director of US Sales-Trading, where he was responsible for the integration of the various sales divisions throughout the organization. In addition to Jefferies, Paul has worked with prestigious firms including B. Riley & Company, Merriman & Company, Gleacher Securities and Pali Capital in a variety of capacities.

Paul holds the Series 7, 24, and 63 designations.