Kenton Eldridge
Co-founder and Partner of Sennet Capital
Kenton T. Eldridge, Co-Founder and Partner, brings 40 years of business experience to Sennet Capital. Mr. Eldridge spent 25 years in retail management, 10 years with Federated Department Stores and 15 years with DFS (Duty Free Shoppers).He has extensive retail operating experience in the US and Asia. Prior to his retail career he spent 4 years as a US Army Intelligence Officer, serving in Europe and Vietnam.

Mr. Eldridge has been actively involved in the investment community since retiring from DFS in 1997. In 2000 he was a founding board member of HiBeam (Hawaii Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors) and has served as a mentor and investor for several Hawaii start-up companies including Hoku Scientific, where he serves on the board of directors. He was a member of the IPO team that took Hoku Scientific public in 2005.

Mr. Eldridge also serves on the board of directors of American Savings Bank, Assets School, HiBeam, Hoku Scientific and The Nature Conservancy. He received his BA, MA and MBA from University of New Hampshire.

KENTON T. ELDRIDGE retired in 1997 after serving in several key executive positions with Duty Free Shoppers (DFS). He was Regional President of the Taiwan Region, where he served as the CEO of retail operations; Regional President of Asian Marketing (CEO of DFS marketing offices in Asia, including Japan, Korea, and Taiwan); Regional President of the Alaska Division (CEO of the largest airport duty-free operations in the world); and Vice President of Retail Operations - Hawaii Division, where he was responsible for all retail operations in Hawaii.

Mr. Eldridge was previously Executive Vice President/Co-Director of Stores at Bullock's Department Store, a division of Federated Department Stores, in Los Angeles. At Bullock's, he was responsible for 16 retail stores in California, Arizona, and Nevada with sales volume of $600 million. He formerly served as Senior Vice President/Director of Stores for Bonwit Teller in New York; General Manager of Jordan Marsh in Miami; and Department Manager/Buyer for Abraham & Straus in Brooklyn, New York.

Before beginning his career as a retailing executive, Mr. Eldridge served in Europe and Vietnam as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Army. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in history and an M.B.A. in marketing.

Mr. Eldridge currently serves on the boards of American Savings Bank, Assets School, the Nature Conservancy, Mary Charles & Associates (MC&A) and BroadbandiTV. He has invested in a numerous businesses including local start-up ventures Hawaii Biotech, Hoku Scientific, AssistGuide, BroadbandiTV and Kona Bay Marine Resources.

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