Hurst - Public Speaker - Houston, MO 65483, USA

Kent Hurst

Houston, MO 65483, USA


Public Speaker


I have taught for more than 35 years in all types of settings, Schools, church class rooms, Universities, Seminars, Retreats guest speaker. I enjoy sharing, teaching, and feel extremely comfortable in front of groups (large, small).

Work History



Owner, Senior Broker 2007 – Current
Responsible for the sales / purchases of petrochemical products to Major Oil companies and Leading Trading companies throughout Europe, Houston and the Asian Pacific Rim regions. I specialize in improving trading practices by increasing revenues and offering various business solutions that focus on the needs of the client. Managed current accounts as well as acquire new accounts by utilizing years of solid techniques.

• Successfully created Weekly Market Report – distributed, utilized by the European participants.
• Grew Active Buying Accounts by implementing focus on Major Oil companies’ requirements.
• Responsible for banking relations, accounts, receivables, expense forecasts and cash flow monitoring.
• Created Excalibur Academy Training program for training new hires and assessing other’s performance.
• Trained and managed 4 brokers.
• Always maintained 30-40% of NWE market share.
• Insured customer relations were maintained at the highest levels for all companies.

Director of Petrochemicals NWE

Starsupply Petroleum BV

(Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Covered the benzene, para-xylene, styrene and MTBE in Europe. Worldwide geography, communications skills and Time-zone orientation is essential. Trained and managed up to 5 people in my department at any given time. Each year achieving more company revenues, and by 2005 - over 650,000 usd. and 2006 - over 800,000 usd. earned. Secured Starsupply as the No.1 Chemical brokerage house by 2005.

A member

Petroleum Delivery Committee Securities and Exchange Commission

A member of the Petroleum Delivery Committee Securities and Exchange Commission serving from 1993 – 1998 and on extended leave of absence while living in Europe.

Director of Operations

Starsupply Petroleum Feedstock, Inc

Director of Operations – North American Market 1991 – 1998
Managed logistics and operations for all petroleum products the company negotiated. Responsible for new vessel nominations, establishing letters of credit formats, inspection nominations and effective informational dialogue. Developed several marketing materials and management advertising criteria for global organization. Executed successful Futures confirmations on New York Mercantile Exchange for existing contracts.

• Worked directly with President to develop global corporate image.
• Visited and assisted brokers in various stages of the sales process, including product location and timing.
• Developed and implemented Price Reports for clients. (Still used to this day).

Director - Petrochemicals

Starsupply Petroleum Feedstock, Inc

Director of Petrochemicals – European Market 1998 – 2007
Develop, create, and lead all brokers’ sales efforts to maximize revenue and minimize cost. Provide leadership and strategic focus and training for more than 12 Full-time employees. Managed all short term customer incentive programs and long term customer relations.

• Served as Senior Training officer for over 9 years. Redefined performance goals and instilled in the team a culture of honesty and customer responsiveness.
• Increased Market Share in Sales Dollars by 47% from 2003 to 2005 – a $650,000 increase
• Increased Gross Profit Dollars (GP$) by 41% from 2005 to 2006 – a $810,000 increase
• Revamped the existing website and created new marketing plans, identifying opportunities to create new and exciting programs for sales.
• Increased Personal performance each year with highest sales performance(s) for 18 years.
• By 2005, Starsupply Petrochemicals was the leading brokerage house in the European market.

Petroleum broker

Starsupply Petroleum Feedstock, Inc

Petroleum Broker – North America Region 1986 – 1991
Pipeline marketing and sales brokering for Colonial, Explorer and Group III regions. Leading team of brokers in 2 different states and securing 55% of the Market share within the 1st year of beginning.

• Clean product sales included gasoline, diesel fuel, and jet fuel.
• Learned all aspects of the Colonial and Explorer pipeline distribution points and nominating procedures.
• Developed customer relationships that have lasted more than two (2) decades.
• Coordinated promotional materials for brokers’ sales quotes and team incentives

Senior Broker

Brokerage Firms

Twenty-Seven years diversified experience in the Petroleum products industry. The last seven years served as the owner/senior partner of a brokerage firm for petrochemical products. Held positions as Director of Sales, Sales manager, and Logistics Operations Manager for a major brokerage firm. Other Responsibilities included sales forecasts, Sales training follow up on accounts receivables, and banking relationships.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Work efficiently on an independent basis and effectively with a team as its leader or team member. Have a history of multiple tasking, handling heavy workloads, in a time-constrained and pressure filled environment. Have the ability to learn quickly, pay attention to detail, and above all -- achieving the desired results while maintaining customer loyalty.

Qualifications & Certifications


Trinity College and University

Business administration

Fairleigh Dickinson University


Oklahoma Christian University of Arts and Science

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