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Kent Barrett, CPA, CFF, CFE, CLU, ChFC

Kent joined Veris after serving several years as chief financial officer for a number of major insurance and investment companies and directing the internal audit function for American General Financial Group.

Since joining Veris, Kent has led several major litigation engagements to evaluate financial statements and auditor conduct and also consults regularly on complex technical accounting issues. His work has primarily involved insurance and other financial service organizations with disputes related to insurance and loan loss reserve adequacy, inadequate internal controls over insurance and loan underwriting, sub-prime loan securitizations, disclosures of concentrations of credit risk, and adequacy of collateral and financial guarantees. Kent has testified in deposition and at trial and has presented as an expert before arbitrators and the SEC. Kent also led Veris’ services to a major Swiss-based insurer in a nearly $1 billion dispute regarding international reinsurance and loss reserve issues.

Earlier in his career, Kent spent nearly nine years with EY (formerly Ernst & Young) providing auditing and consulting services to insurance companies, banks, stock funds, and other organizations.

Kent was the number one graduate in his Master of Accountancy program at Brigham Young University where he also received a B.S. in Accounting. He received the Elijah Watt Sells Certificate for performance with high distinction on the CPA exam and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).
 

Senior Managing Director

 (801) 829-3055

Education: 

Masters of Accountancy – Brigham Young University - Valedictorian

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Brigham Young University

Elijah Watts Sells Certificate for outstanding performance on CPA exam

Licenses & Certifications: 

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)

Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI)

Select Articles & Speeches: 

"The Madoff Ponzi Scheme" - Bankruptcy, Class Action & Derivative Litigation

"Impact of the Global Financial Crisis" - Reinsurance Claims & Dispute Resolution Conference

"Finite Reinsurance: A Look at What Went Wrong, Where We Are and How We Got There" IAIR 2008 Insolvency Workshop

An International Insurance Regulation Update, The Insurance Receiver