Prior to joining Tucker in 1988, Kemp was Managing Director of the
International Capital Markets Group for Republic National Bank of
New York. He began with Republic in London as a Eurobond dealer
for Republic’s UK subsidiary. Additionally, in 1988, Kemp co-founded
Collector’s Reprints, Inc., a hardcover specialty publisher which
launched The First Edition Library (subsequently sold to MBI, Inc.),
The Great Commanders (launched by Book-of-the-Month Club) and
Library of American Poets (letterpress editions of Frost, Dickinson
and Whitman until we ran out of money!) Kemp began his career in
publishing as an editor at St. Martin’s Press, and later manager of
subsidiary rights for Doubleday & Company, Inc.
He earned his BA from Harvard College with honors.