- Kent McParland joins from Grant Thornton in the British Virgin Islands
Kinetic Partners, a global adviser to the financial services industry, has announced that Kent McParland has joined its New York office as a director within the corporate recovery practice. Brought on to facilitate and execute liquidations and restructurings on behalf of distressed investments, Kent will focus on building the New York practice as well as supporting the corporate recovery team globally.
This new addition is part of an ever-expanding initiative to meet both the global and local needs of Kinetic Partners’ client base. In addition to augmenting the practice’s restructuring engagements and traditional approach to the market via financial institutions and smaller institutional investors, Kent will also service the growing need of investors seeking to wind down their positions in distressed 2008 assets and zombie funds.
Kent joins Kinetic Partners from Grant Thornton in the British Virgin Islands where, among other engagements, he was a senior member of the liquidation team for Stanford International Bank Limited and its related companies. He has focused primarily on corporate recovery/bankruptcy engagements for the past seven years after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in Canada. Kent’s experience covers a range of industries including financial services, real estate, gaming, wineries and manufacturing.
Kent has extensive expertise in managing various stakeholders across multiple jurisdictions often in contentious situations. In addition to leading the engagement teams for liquidations, receiverships and various due diligence engagements, he has also held appointments as a Receiver/Receiver Manager for international financial institutions. Each of these engagements has required keen project management skills to address the many dynamic components ranging from recreating financial records through to international litigation.
Geoff Varga, Kinetic Partners’ Global Head of Corporate Recovery and Restructuring, said of Kent’s arrival: “Kent’s hire represents continued forward progress in the development of our corporate recovery service offerings. With his background in bankruptcy and insolvency, both domestically and offshore, we are proud to enhance the collective capabilities of our New York (and global) team to deliver optimized value preservation and recovery in distressed situations.”