Board of Directors
Mr. Madsen is a Managing Director with Epic (formerly Wasatch) Venture Fund and Zions SBIC. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of Zions First National Bank. Previously Kent was President, CEO and Director of MACC (MACC) private equities, a later-stage publicly traded private equity firm that provided investments in approximately 120 firms in diverse industries. He was also an Investment Advisor of MeVC Draper Fisher Jurvetston I, a publicly traded venture capital fund (NYSE: MVC).
Previously, Kent worked for Ford Motor Company in the Advanced Technology Group. While there, he developed mathematical and computational models analyzing vehicle aerodynamic and thermodynamic properties and systems. He then transferred to the China Operations where he helped write, present and negotiate joint venture proposals. Kent then relocated to China to manage the Product Development of a newly established joint venture in China.
Prior to Ford, as a graduate student, Mr. Madsen taught courses in Engineering Thermodynamics and co-authored the Solutions Manual for Fundamentals of Classic Thermodynamics, 5th edition, published by John Wiley & Sons. Mr. Madsen has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics with a Minor in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a M.S.E. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in International Studies, earned as a Lauder Fellow, from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. His M.B.A. is from Wharton.