Kent S. Skornia

Kent S. Skornia

President and CEO

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In 2009, Kent Skornia set out to create a new type of wealth management firm –where a culture of teamwork and transparency stand at the forefront. The brand he established, Krilogy Financial®, stands for “The Art of Accomplishment” through steady energy, hard work, and getting ordinary and extraordinary things done for clients. It’s a brand the team lives and rallies around each day. Since its founding, Kent has led Krilogy Financial® through rapid, yet deliberate growth designed to enhance client experience, provide industry leading technology and deliver exceptional service. This vision has resulted in a number of accolades for Krilogy, including the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame for five consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000, inclusion on the Financial Times FT 300 list of the Top Registered Investment Advisors in the U.S., and on the St. Louis Business Journal’s list of the area’s fastest growing companies.

In addition to his leadership and service to the Krilogy team, Kent provides his expertise to the firm’s high net worth clients and business owners. Kent builds strong relationships with his clients, who turn to him for advice on a myriad of issues related to their finances, business and more. As an entrepreneur, Kent provides a unique perspective when working with high net worth individuals, successful business owners and C-Level executives. He understands the very unique risks and challenges his clients face, and is routinely called upon by the firm’s clients to help in non-financial matters. His organizational and operational expertise supports entrepreneurs in many endeavors including in start-ups; pre-sale, sale and post-sale of their respective businesses, as well as the integration of new strategies, ideas and processes to their businesses.

Kent was also an early investor in FinTech startups, supporting efforts to further the capabilities and use of technology in the financial services industry.

As the President and CEO of the firm, Kent chairs Krilogy Financial’s Advisory Board and actively participates in the Krilogy Investment Committee.

In addition to helping clients and serving his team at Krilogy, Kent also values serving the St. Louis community. He currently serves on the board for Junior Achievement, is a member of the St. Louis Chapter of the Young Professionals Organization, and is a board member of the Krilogy Cares Foundation.

Accolades:

  • Inc 5000 List of the Country’s Fastest Growing Companies: 2014-2018
  • Financial Times FT 300 List of the Top 300 Financial Advisors in the United States: 2016, 2018
  • St. Louis Business Journal, Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies: 2014-2018
  • St. Louis Business Journal Best Places to Work Award: 2016-2018
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly Top 100 People to Know in Business: 2014
  • St. Louis Business Journal 30 Under 30

Kent remains actively involved in his Kirkwood neighborhood, where he resides with his wife Andra and their three children. Kent enjoys paddle boarding, golfing, boating with his family and friends, wake surfing with his sons, and reading history books.