Kent Buckles is the manager of the retirement strategies group at Reliance Trust, holds the title of executive vice president, and serves on the Reliance Trust management committee and investment committee. He has more than 26 years of financial services experience and joined Reliance Trust in 2010.
Previously, Kent managed both the fiduciary services and fiduciary administration groups at Reliance Trust. Prior to his career at Reliance Trust, he was vice president of retirement plans at Standard Insurance Company, where he managed the merger of two sales organizations, developed an institutional sales unit and integrated an investment advisory unit, as well as developing a fully integrated marketing organization. He has also served as the CEO of Invesmart Inc., first vice president and CEO of Merrill Lynch & Company, and president and COO of Howard Johnson & Company.
Kent received a Juris Doctor from the Seattle University School of Law, a Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.