Episode 102. Kent Oyler – Former President and CEO, Greater Louisville, Inc. (2014-2020), OPM Services & Entrepreneur (1992-2015)
Over the years, Kent Oyler has started 19 different business ventures and created over 1,000 jobs.
Kent is currently CEO of OPM Services, a financial services, and investment firm.
In 1996, Kent and a friend formed high-speed access that delivers broadband internet over cable television wires, attracting over $90 million in significant, well-known investors. In 1999, at age 41, Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan took high-speed access public in what still stands as the largest IPO in the history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. That same year, Kent donated $1 million to seed a new business challenge grant, which has, so far, raised more than $25 million for the United Way.
Former President H.W. Bush recognized Kent as a Presidential Point of Light for his work on the national expansion of the YMCA program for runaways, called Safe Place. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Presidential Service Award from President Obama for his work with the United Way.