Co-Founder and CEO
Kent Gregoire – one of seven certified conscious capitalism consultants around the world – is the Founder and CEO of Symphony Advantage, which has been providing advisory services, training, and coaching to executive level management for over 35 years. In addition to his work with Symphony Advantage, Kent is also a serial entrepreneur, an angel investor in purpose-driven companies, and a sought-after speaker in the U.S. and beyond.
Kent launched his first manufacturing company at age 14. Since then, he has been a fun spirited entrepreneur focused on growing conscious businesses and guiding countless others to achieve similar results.
Kent founded, and was the lead stakeholder of, more than a dozen organizations. He accompanied his companies through all phases of their business cycle - start-up, growth, repositioning. He led many of those through successful exits and raised tens of millions of dollars in private capital for business acquisitions, start-ups and expansions.
In his consultancy work, Kent is known as the ‘CEO to ‘CEOs’ who focuses on a win-win-win approach that delivers exponential value to all stakeholders, including an organization’s leaders, shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers as well as the environment around it.
As a result of his extensive experience and expertise, Kent is a coveted speaker who has shared his powerful insights to engage audiences around the world in venues such as the United Nations, EO, Master Key Executive, and many others. He's is also a regular guest speaker at corporate events organized by companies including IBM, QTS Data Centers and SunTrust, as well as radio shows such as Business Radio X and CEO Exclusive Radio.
In addition to being an EO Global Speakers Academy Certified Speaker, Kent is also a published author in the Harvard Business Review, a recognized leader in Inside View, and a contributor to Inc. and Forbes. He is an active board member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), serving as president-elect of EO U.S. East Bridge.
Co-Founder and President
Steve Cornwell is a human resource professional and entrepreneur. He has spent over twenty years serving in various leadership roles, including founder, president and CEO of several business start-ups and growing companies. Having been a business owner and partner of several organizations, he is keenly aware of what it takes to build an organization with a sustainable comparative advantage.
Steve has been responsible for directing the selection, hiring, and personal and professional development of thousands of employees. He is a highly skilled certified consultant in The Birkman Method® and also holds additional certifications in Living in the Now®, Responsibility Centered Management, DISC, PIAV, Tri-Metrix, and MBTI®. Through the use of these tools, methodologies and his wealth of experience working with teams at all organizational levels, he has been successful applying problem-solving prescriptions for selection and development issues that go straight to the bottom line.
Steve has also been successful as an executive in both Fortune 500 firms and privately held enterprises. He has coached executives and high-level senior managers to develop their managerial and leadership skills. He has a diverse background with specialized knowledge and expertise in the areas of human resources, organizational development, and recruitment.
Prior to co-founding Symphony Advantage, his career included corporate positions working with Dollar General Corporation and Hollywood Entertainment, where he managed human resources professionals across a 30 state area and was responsible for employee relations, recruiting, training, executive succession planning, workers compensation, and legal compliance.
Always putting people first, Steve is a proponent of the stakeholder economy in which leaders and employees support one another and thrive together.