Mr. Kephart is Chairman of the Board of The Renaissance Companies, a private financial, real estate, gaming and marketing advisory firm, with offices in Las Vegas, NV. and Rancho Santa Fe, CA. (www.solutionfinancing.com) and (www.renaissancecompanies.com) In 2009, Kephart was the Co-Founder of Metis Financial Network (www.metisfn.com). Metis created MREN, (www.mren.com) the first global commercial real estate collaboration network platform. Kephart serves as Chairman of Metis. Kephart is Co-Founder of Genius Junkie (www.geniusjunkie.com) , an advanced social media marketing firm based in Las Vegas, NV.
Kephart served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Artists & Entertainment International, Inc. from 1987 to 1997. He continues to serve as Chairman Emeritus. Kephart served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Solutions America, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm, from January 1997 to May 1999. Kephart was Chairman of the Board of Leisure Industries from January 2002 to May 2003.
Kephart has also served as Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Development Corporation, a merchant banking firm, from 1974-1979; Former Chairman of Insight Marketing Corporation; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of an AMEX Real Estate Development Company as well as Southern States Corporation.
Kephart has worked on major corporate, financial structuring and marketing projects with over 50 major clients including: Columbia/HCA, Sony, Sega, Chrysler, Volkswagen, General Motors (Buick, Cadillac, GM Credit Card) NBC, ABC, Radio City Music Hall, NFL (Super Bowl), Branson, Mo., Vail Corporation, Producers Entertainment, and Harmony Holdings.
Kephart was the founder of Sports News Network, the first online, real-time database for sports. In 2011, Kephart developed the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s mobile app (DMTC). The app was the first thoroughbred racing app to integrate information, track marketing and on-track wagering (by smartphones and tablets) that was approved by the iTunes and Android stores.
Served as a political analyst and commentator for NBC on all federal elections from 1968-1984. Produced more than 1,500 hours of award winning live television programing and is a published songwriter. Served as publisher of a national magazine and developed a series of political newsletters.
Served on the S.E.C.’s Advisory Commission on Small Capital Formation. Kephart held several Tennessee state government positions, including Budget Director for the Department of Transportation, and was the creator and first Director of Tennessee’s Fiscal Review Committee (Tennessee’s Legislative Financial Service). Kephart worked at the White House as a research assistant during the administration of John F. Kennedy and has provided services to four other presidential administrations.