Keith is a Business Growth Coach and Advisory CFO with more than 30 years of experience in business and financial management. He has helped clients streamline their businesses to achieve net profit increases of up to 500%.
His Business Growth Coaching, complemented by his experience as a CFO, makes him a highly sought-after coach as he helps companies achieve a high degree of efficiency resulting in higher profitability, better cash flow, and increased opportunity to serve their communities. A financial thought-leader and speaker, he has presented educational workshops for the local entrepreneurial community.
Keith is certified as a business growth coach by Gazelles International, a worldwide executive education and coaching firm for leaders of mid-sized firms. Prior to starting The Upkes Group in 2003, Keith was Controller for Pac Paper, Inc., a Vancouver, WA, paper converter for 6 years and also served as the corporate Controller for 18 years at Beall Corporation, a Portland, OR manufacturer of heavy trailers.
His community service experience includes an active role in Rotary International where he most recently served as Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 5100. Keith previously was a member and President (2009-2010) of the Rotary Club ofVancouver. He also has served on the Vancouver Rotary Foundation Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Clark County, a community leadership program designed to train community leadership skills to up and coming community leaders.
Keith resides in Camas, Washington (Portland).
Certified Coach, Gazelles International
Business Growth Coach and Strategic CFO
Controller, Pac Paper, Inc.
Corporate Controller, Beall Corporation
Club President, Rotary International
Junior Accounting Certification, Business College
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