Established in 1987 by predecessor companies, Kent and Sims has deep roots here in the Lowcountry. Like the ancient oaks that called Charleston home long before we did, our firm has continued to grow.
Peter Kent joined the predecessor firm of Patrick M Luciano in 2006 and formed Luciano and Kent. Pat Luciano has since departed the firm and Peter partnered with Jennifer Sims to form Kent and Sims.
Today, with a trusted reputation for serving both businesses and individuals, Kent and Sims offers a wide range of services – each performed with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
Peter has been certified since 1985. He began his career in Miami, FL with the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand – which is now PricewaterhouseCoopers – and rose to a Senior Management position there. He has experience in running private businesses as well. Since 1995, Peter has lived in Mount Pleasant, where he raised his two daughters, now grown. His wife has two operating businesses and real estate holdings.
While continuing her education, Jennifer started with the predecessor firm in an entry level position in early 2011. After obtaining a Bachelors of Accounting from The College of Charleston, she steadily progressed with the firm and is now working directly with our clients as a licensed CPA and Partner. Jennifer is the proud parent of a German Shorthaired Pointer.
Stacey started with the firm in 1988 and has proven to be a valuable asset, progressing professionally to a key position in the firm and developing close relationships with our long-term clients. Stacey and her husband, a retired SCE&G employee, have four grown sons and a Boxer. They are active members of Riverbluff Church.
Melissa came aboard with our firm in 2019. She thrives in a fast-paced environment that is often seen in a public accounting firm like ours and has a lot of experience working with people in that setting. Melissa and her husband, a culinary arts teacher at Summerville High School, have a young son and daughter. Their dog, Minnie, completes their family.
Has grown quickly with us as a staff accountant since joining the firm in 2021 she graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelors of Accounting. She was born in Lima, Peru and speaks Spanish and She has a pit/boxer mix named Chico.