Kent M. Stahl is a retired partner from Wellington Management Company, one of the oldest (est. 1928) and largest (over $1 trillion in client assets under management) investment management firms that remains independently owned. At Wellington, Mr. Stahl served as Chief Investment Strategist, Head of Risk Management and Portfolio Manager.
As Chief Investment Strategist, Mr. Stahl traveled the globe meeting with the world’s largest institutional investors including pension and sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, and corporations advising them on market related trends, opportunities and risks. In his role as Head of Risk Management, Mr. Stahl and his team spearheaded the investment oversight processes for all of the firm’s client portfolios which spanned equities, fixed income, hedge funds and alternatives strategies. He also managed more than $26 billion in portfolios for clients such as the public funds in Ohio, California, Texas and Taiwan, and corporations including, Boeing, JP Morgan, The Hartford and Prudential. Mr. Stahl was also a long tenured member of the firm’s operating committee, which led the financial management of the firm. Early in his career, he also led the firm’s Equity Product Management group. Prior to joining Wellington, Mr. Stahl led the corporate finance and pension investment functions at NCR Corporation after working for Salomon Brothers on Wall Street in New York for several years following graduate school (University of Chicago, MBA, 1987, Finance and International Business).
Mr. Stahl and his family have an extensive, multi-generational relationship with The Ohio State University going back almost 90 years. He received his BSBA, summa cum laude, from Ohio State's Honors accounting program in 1985. He currently chairs and has been a member of Ohio State's Investment Working Group for the past four years, which advises the university’s various investment pools. His immediate family has benefitted from more than 40 years of cumulative education from the university, including two current students. In addition, his uncle, Floyd Stahl, was the head coach of Ohio State's basketball, baseball and golf teams and retired as the Assistant Athletic Director after a 25-year career, culminating in his induction into the Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1978.
With his leadership abilities, breadth of finance and investment skills, and risk management expertise, Mr. Stahl has joined a number of boards since his recent retirement. He is a corporate board member for Diebold Nixdorf based in North Canton, Ohio, a publicly traded, $4 billion in revenue information technology company, and Longfellow Investment Advisers, a $15 billion in assets, minority-owned investment management firm dedicated to investment excellence and improving diversity in the financial services industry. He is actively involved in the investments for the $2 billion Dogwood Healthcare Trust focused on improving health outcomes in Western North Carolina where he currently resides.