Kevin Bryant, Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy and Chief Financial Officer, Great Plains Energy and KCP&L
As senior vice president - Finance and Strategy and Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Bryant is responsible for finance, accounting, investor relations, corporate strategy and risk management. In addition, he leads the company's efforts to evaluate and pursue business opportunities that are complementary to the core business.
Since joining KCP&L in 2003, Mr. Bryant has held a number of positions that have drawn on his strategic insight and finance/marketing experience. Prior to his current position, Mr. Bryant served as vice president of Strategic Planning, president of KLT and vice president of Investor Relations and Treasurer.
Additional positions have included senior financial analyst; manager, Corporate Finance; vice president, Energy Solutions; and vice president, Strategy and Risk Management. In this role, Mr. Bryant supported the development of KCP&L’s strategic plan and led several resource planning initiatives, including the pursuit of new wind resource capacity in western Kansas. As vice president, Energy Solutions, he collaborated with customers on innovative energy solutions and developed several popular e-service and customer programs, including demand side and energy efficiency initiatives.
Mr. Bryant has extensive experience in strategic planning and financial areas, including analysis, cash management, financial models and mergers and acquisitions. While at THQ Inc., a California-based worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, Mr. Bryant served as manager, Strategic Planning, where he was responsible for identifying corporate goals and developing the company’s three-year plan. As a corporate finance analyst for what is now UBS, Mr. Bryant worked on mergers and acquisitions for medium- and large-sized companies. He also worked at Hallmark Cards as a financial analyst.
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mr. Bryant has dual majors in finance and real estate. He received a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and marketing from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, an organization that works to lead youth down a path to success by ensuring they have the skills needed to pursue a career.