Thomas Kerney CIMA®

Thomas Kerney CIMA®

Director, Compliance Services

 
Thomas Kerney is a Director for Key Bridge Compliance. Before his current role, he was the head of a turnkey asset management platform and launched Early, a fintech company that connected emerging managers in private equity and real estate to institutional investors. Previously, he was the President & CCO of Hanover Securities, a full-service investment bank focused on capital markets for small and medium-sized businesses. Mr. Kerney managed the broker-dealer's regulatory relationships, supervision, due diligence, and partnerships. During his tenure, he also served as the firm's CFO (FINOP) and oversaw the successful post-merger integration with an RIA after being acquired. He founded and led a management consulting practice that worked with financial services companies on corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, operations, risk management, and regulatory compliance. His professional experience includes equity trading, investment banking, and financial advising. He began his career working with high-net-worth individuals and institutions on investing in alternative asset managers. Mr. Kerney possesses the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 53, 55, 65, 66, 79, and 99 licenses. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation and a Real Estate Broker license in Florida. He has earned his Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Bachelor of Science in Small Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.