Kent M. Adams is President and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and a Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. He has administrative responsibility for the Financial Products Division, which is comprised of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and Caterpillar Financial Insurance Services.
Since joining Caterpillar in 1979, he has held various positions including Assistant Treasurer for Caterpillar Americas Co., region finance manager for North American Commercial Division (NACD), treasurer for Caterpillar Asia Pte. Ltd., and treasurer-controller for Caterpillar Brasil Ltda. In 1998, Kent was appointed Vice President at Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation with responsibilities for operations in Europe and Marine divisions, and later Corporate Support Services which included accounting, business excellence, human resources, information technology, risk management and corporate marketing, CRSI and remarketing, and treasury.
Kent most recently served as Executive Vice President with responsibility for North America operations, including the U.S. Regions, Canada, FCC Equipment Financing Inc. and the Customer Business Center. On February 1, 2005, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Adams a Vice President, and on March 1, 2005, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation.
Kent serves on the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Roundtable and the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Roundtable. He is a Director of the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Board of Atlanta. Kent is the Chair of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Nashville Agenda.
Kent previously served as a Trustee on the Board of the United Way of the Middle Tennessee, the Board of Directors of the Adventure Science Center and the Board of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.
Kent holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in finance from the University of Illinois and completed the Pennsylvania State University Executive Management Program.