Jake Kent is an Entrepreneur, Business Owner, and Executive Leader specializing in Information Technology. Jake has founded eight companies in the Information Technology Consulting and Delivery, Investment Real Estate, and Community Banking industries. Jake brings vision, leadership and a strong work ethic to the CEO role. He leads by example, possessing remarkable skills, experience and expertise across business strategy, operations, financial management and sales and marketing. Jake focuses on Customer Service and Satisfaction and providing timely, economical solutions. He is committed to the community and has participated in many charitable events. Jake is a founder of the Matthews-Mint Hill Optimist Club and a Board Member of the Ballantyne IT Professionals Non-profit.
After an eight year career in the US Navy as a Nuclear Engineer, Jake became a Business Consultant working for clients such as IBM, MCI, AT&T and Citibank. In 1999, he joined Matrix Networking Group, LLC and led the company’s Consulting Group. In 2001, Matrix Networking Group was acquired by Dimension Data, a Global Systems Integrator. At Dimension Data, Jake founded and directed the North American Project Management Office in addition to an active role as Professional Services Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Division.
Since then, Jake has focused on JCMR Technology and building it into a preeminent provider of Information Technology Solutions. As JCMR Technology’s founder and CEO, he plays an integral role in leading the growth of JCMR Technology’s Client Base and Service Offerings. JCMR Technology has a diverse client list across many industries, including the US Navy, Bank of America, CREE, Electrolux, New Breed Logistics and many government and education entities.
Specializations: ISO9001:2008, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL v3 Foundation, Project Management Professional ® (PMP # 241040), VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist – Enterprise R/S & Security (JNCIS-ENT, JNCIS-SEC), Authorized Symantec Consultant & Technical Specialist (ASC / STS), Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE # 4405), Certified Information Systems Security Profession (CISSP # 10601), Microsoft Certified Professional / Trainer (MCP/T)