Bill “Clark” Kent
Bill “Clark” Kent is President & CEO of BTL Technologies, Inc. (BTL). BTL provides Cybersecurity and Human Capital Soutions to government and commercial customers. For over 15 years BTL has successfully executed its vision “to transform our community to achieve economic empowerment through a legacy of prosperity.” BTL now contributes nearly $10M annually to the U.S. economy by supporting over 100 jobs in 14 states and the District of Columbia and our regional office in Montgomery, Alabama.
BTL is dedicated to the guiding principles of People First, Excellence, Accountability, Resilience, Integrity and Flexibility … these core-values are the foundation of BTL’s success in the competitive marketplace. This success resulted in Clark’s selection as the Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week 2011 Minority Entrepreneur of the Year and BTL being honored as the Alamo City Chamber of Commerce 2011 Small Business of the Year.
Clark is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and is an avid supporter of all Cleveland sports … Browns, Cavaliers and Indians—an eternally optimistic Cleveland Fan! He completed his undergraduate studies at Ohio University (1980) and earned his Masters Degree from Central Michigan University (1993). He retired from the USAF in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel in 2003 following a 22-year career of progressively responsible, diverse and challenging leadership positions as a Contracting Officer, Educator, Speechwriter and Media Personality.
After more than two decades of service to country, this Air Force trained leader never retired his commitment to serve. In addition to focusing his attention on helping veterans and disadvantaged business owners advance in the area of federal contracting, local community involvement has now become part of his tradition of service. He serves on the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County Board of Directors and he holds memberships in the National Speakers Association, Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated and several local Chambers of Commerce including the Alamo City Black Chamber. Clark is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternities.
His passions are Faith, Family and Golf. He is a 22-year member of Resurrection Baptist Church in Schertz, TX. He is married to the former Sibyl Y. Hargrove of Montgomery, Alabama who also retired in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF Reserves. They have two adult children, Will Jr., (Account Manager, Vinik Sports Group) and Jasmine Yvette (Designer I – Target Corp) and two grandchildren, Amina (3) and Braylon (4 mo.). The entire family has a footprint in the success of BTL and continues to make Clark’s dreams a reality.