Thomas Kerney


Thomas Kerney is a Chief Compliance Officer with over fifteen years of industry experience that includes financial advising, investment banking, and equity trading. Prior to his current role, he served as the leader of a turnkey asset management platform and launched Early, a fintech company that connected emerging managers in private equity and real estate to institutional investors.

Previously, Thomas was the President & Chief Compliance Officer of Hanover Securities; an investment firm focused on Small Business Administration loans. He managed the broker-dealer’s regulatory relationships, supervision, due diligence, and partnerships. During his tenure, he was the firm’s Financial and Operations Principal and oversaw the successful post-merger integration with an RIA after being acquired.

Thomas also founded a consulting practice that worked with investment firms on corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, operations, risk management, and regulatory compliance. He began his career working with high-net-worth individuals and institutions on investing in alternative asset managers. He is currently an MBA Candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and earned a Bachelor of Science in Small Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.


Master of Business Administration, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2023)

Bachelor of Science, Small Business Administration, Northern Arizona University


Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®)


Investments & Wealth Institute


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