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KAR Senior Wealth Advisors Recognized as 2022 Visionaries by L.A. Times B2B Publishing

April 1, 2022

Los Angeles - KAR is proud to announce that Spuds Powell, Managing Director; Darnel Bentz, Senior Wealth Advisor; and Dustin Gale, Senior Wealth Advisor were recently named “2022 Visionaries: Leaders in Banking and Finance” by Los Angeles County Banking & Finance magazine, a publication of the L.A. Times B2B Publishing.

Commenting on the honorees, Stephen Rigali, KAR Executive Managing Director said: “The whole KAR team joins me in congratulation Spuds, Darnel, and Dustin. They personify the firm’s values of honesty, integrity, and transparency as well as our belief that the right thing is helping clients make the most of their wealth.”

The honorees profiled in this special edition of the publication were nominated by their colleagues and peers and selected by the publication’s stakeholders. Honorees represent commercial banking, investment banking, asset/investment management, lending, and private equity sectors as well as service executives across the legal, accounting and insurance sectors.

Profiles of the winners included their “backgrounds, skill sets and remarkable accomplishments and how they’ve propelled their organizations, their clients and our community at large towards success,” highlighting the personal and professional drivers in their lives.

To read the full honoree feature, including individual profiles of Spuds, Darnel and Dustin, click here.


Learn more about our Wealth Advisory Services and contact Spuds, Darnel, and Dustin today.


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. KAR sponsored an ad in the 2022 B2B Banking & Finance publication but doing so was not a prerequisite to winning the award.


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