Chuck Speed, senior vice president of business affairs and finance at Regent Entertainment, is leaving the company to form his own consulting practice in entertainment finance and related matters. Stephen P Jarchow, Regent's chairman and CEO, has entered into a consulting and first look agreement with Speed, who will number Jarchow Investment Group and its affiliates his first client.

Since Sept 1998, Speed has been managing business and legal affairs and working with outside counsel on behalf of Regent.

Other clients with which Speed will work include Chuck Binder & Associates, Fydoe Entertainment and Mindfire Entertainment, where Speed has an office.