Director of Investment Banking
Head of Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking
Kent Ledbetter is Director of Investment Banking and head of real estate and lodging investment banking at JMP Securities. In addition, he is a member of the executive committee of JMP Group.
Kent joined JMP Group in 2004 as a Managing Director. From 2007 through 2010, he served as Director of Corporate Finance. Prior to joining JMP, Kent was in the real estate investment banking group at Lehman Brothers, based in London and San Francisco. He was previously a Senior Vice President in real estate investment banking at PaineWebber Incorporated. During his 21-year career, Kent has been involved in more than $20 billion of public debt and equity capital raising transactions and more than $10 billion of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions.
Kent holds a BBA in finance from the University of Oklahoma.
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