Brent Rippe


O: (513) 977-4524


Xavier University

Certified Mergers and Acquisition Advisor
Credentialed by the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors in combination with Loyola University of Chicago


FINRA Series 7
FINRA Series 63
FINRA Series 24

As a partner at RKCA, Brent has facilitated numerous successful transactions and led the firm to its current position as a leading, independently-held investment bank. Brent is deeply involved in sourcing and managing the firm’s portfolio of direct investments, with successful exits including dotloop (acquired in 2015 by Zillow) and TSC Apparel (acquired in 2017 by CenterGate Capital). Brent’s transaction leadership has driven client value across the firm’s service lines.

With RKCA, Brent has provided transaction advisory for an aggregate deal volume of over $500 million of enterprise value and manages holdings with an aggregate annual revenue of over $200 million. He also leads direct investments of over $20m of invested capital across 10 different companies focused in or around Cincinnati. His experience ranges across industries, including software, healthcare, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Prior to RKCA, Brent gained management experience with several businesses. This operational skill set continues to add value to the firm’s portfolio of direct investments and clients he works with to grow towards a sale.

Brent is passionate about civic service and is involved as a leader with Starfire Council, the Boy Scouts, and many other charitable organizations. Brent received his BS from Xavier University and is a Certified Mergers and Acquisition Advisor.

Civic Engagement


Starfire Council


Boy Scouts of America – Dan Beard Council


Association for Corporate Growth


Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America
40 Under 40 Winner (2012) – Cincinnati Business Courier & Venue Magazine
Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors – Conference Chairman of the Year 2010

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