Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. Inc. has promoted Kent Robinson and Ryan Grand. Robinson was named principal of operations. He joined HKW as a vice president of operations in April 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Robinson served in several management and executive leadership roles in finance, manufacturing, sales & marketing and as COO of a high-security division within Stanley Security, a division of Stanley Black & Decker. He also previously worked for JohnsonDiversey and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in various supply chain and finance roles. Grand was promoted to vice president of deal generation. He joined HKW as a manager of deal generation in October 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Grand worked as an investment banker in the public finance sector at both Jefferies LLC and Mesirow Financial.