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Spuds Powell, Darnel Bentz and Dustin Gale Recognized as 2024 ‘Banking and Finance Visionaries’

March 25, 2024

LA Times B2B Publishing

LOS ANGELES — March 24, 2024— Spuds Powell, Managing Director, Darnel Bentz, Senior Wealth Advisor and Dustin Gale, Senior Wealth Advisor, have been recognized as 2024 ‘Banking and Finance Visionaries’ by LA Times B2B Publishing for the third consecutive year.


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“Kayne Anderson Rudnick congratulates Spuds, Darnel, and Dustin on this well-deserved recognition which highlights their innovation and unwavering commitment to excellence that has truly set them apart in their field,” said Stephen A. Rigali, Executive Managing Director. “This award not only celebrates their individual achievements but also their exceptional dedication within our organization and greater Los Angeles community.”


The ‘Banking and Finance Visionaries’ honor trusted financial advisors who provide exceptional service and advice but are also considered for their successes and many accomplishments in the last 24 months. Each Visionary serves as a leader within their organization, by providing valuable guidance, and as a pillar of their communities across California.


Winning nominations also encompassed a summary of each nominee’s professional trajectory, engagement with the community, notable contributions to their respective fields and any significant deals they have spearheaded within the past 12-18 months.



The LA Times B2B Publishing 2024 Visionaries honor was given in March 2024 and covers the year 2024. KAR has not paid fees to the award sponsor to obtain the award and does not anticipate that it will pay fees to re-license the award .




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