Bruce Bent II is a financial executive and entrepreneur with more than 60 patents to his name. His contributions have had broad impact in the finance world, with his patents having made considerable contributions to the current FDIC industry.
He has been involved in a broad range of entrepreneurial investments including consulting services for businesses, financial technology, pharmaceutical ventures, health-care and asset and intellectual property management.
An industry innovator with a strong leadership track record, Bruce Bent II holds the positions CEO, Vice Chairman and President of Double Rock Corporation, a recognized provider of cash management technologies and solutions. He is also the owner and founder of B2 Consulting, LLC, a position that provides him the opportunity to exercise his entrepreneurial talents by providing services as a consultant, advisor and investor to start up firms.
Prior to the 2008 global financial crisis, he served as President of The Reserve, the second largest money market fund in the world.
Bent is a highly sought after advisor and he has provided his expertise in numerous pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times as well as had his own financial columns in the China Press and World Journal. He also provided a review as a subject matter expert for “The Corporate Insider’s Guide to U.S. Patent Practice” and has received recognition in “Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEO’s.”
A current member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization Manhattan Chapter and the Young Presidents’ Organization, where he served as the finance chairman, Bruce Bent II is very active in several groups. He has also served on the President’s Advisory Council of the Scenic Hudson environmental organization.
Bent earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Northeastern University and has a unique perspective on education, which he believes is over-valued, in today’s business-world giving his preference for actual accomplishments over pedanticism. This view carries into his perspective on innovation and business. Bent points out that it frequently only takes one person to have an idea. However, it often takes a whole team to bring it to fruition. He builds teams around the philosophy that it’s better to work with people who have high levels of generalized intelligence as opposed to a narrow academic focus.