Humble workman with an unsurpassed talent for making the right numbers go up and the wrong numbers go away.
Kent Wood is a man of few words because his work speaks for itself.
A licensed CPA, Kent joined XANGO as one of its founders and its first chief financial officer. He was responsible for raising the startup capital for the company, and his leadership was instrumental in paying back the initial corporate investors—and doing it more than two and a half years ahead of schedule.
Since then Kent has served as XANGO’s chief operations officer, president of operations and company president, and no matter what role he’s executing, he spurs the company in a steady uphill direction. His current task is overseeing the finance, accounting, quality assurance and information technology divisions, and his performance in this capacity garnered him a “Top Forty Under 40” honor from Utah Business in 2008.
Earlier in his career, Kent helped manage more than a billion dollars in annual sales before becoming the international controller, overseeing $500 million in annual business for a large natural products corporation.
Kent has an undergraduate and a post-graduate degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. After graduation, Kent worked for the accounting firm Grant Thornton, where he spent two years as an auditor.
Kent and his wife, Melanie, are the proud parents of five daughters. He enjoys running and is working his way to participation in the Boston Marathon.