Brent formed TorQuest in 2002 following the 2001 sale of Harrowston, Inc., a publicly traded investment fund he founded to invest in and build businesses in 1992. Outside TorQuest, Brent serves as a Director of Sinai Health System, having previously acted as Chair. He is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the University of Toronto. Brent’s previous outside directorships include CIBC, O&Y REIT and Four Seasons Hotels. Brent was President of First City Financial Corporation from 1991–1993. In 2018, Brent was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for his work as a business leader and philanthropist.
Brent received a B.Comm. from Queen’s University in 1972 and a J.D. from the University of Toronto in 1975.