We’re pleased to announce the addition of Dennis Drent to our Southern California practice.
Hardesty is excited to admit partner, Dennis Drent to the firm. Dennis brings years of C-level experience, strong leadership skills, and is a well known, trusted professional in the marketplace,” said Karl Hardesty, Founder and CEO of the firm. “He is a great resource for us as we expand the Hardesty brand.”
Drent, an insurance industry expert, previously served as CEO of Veterinary Pet Insurance Company. Under Drent’s leadership, the company became consistently profitable for the first time and revenues doubled to $200 million in six years. Prior to his CEO role, Drent served in numerous executive financial roles where he played a lead tactical role in shareholder buyouts, SEC compliance, and building strong internal control environments. Drent also served as a partner with Ernst & Young where he was responsible for developing and serving internal audit clients for the firm.
Drent, a CPA (inactive), graduated with a BS and MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught introductory Finance at California State University at Fullerton and been involved in animal health non-profit work as a board member.