RICK KEAST, AIF®

President | Chief Compliance Officer

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Mr. Keast is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of the firm. He also oversees the regulatory and compliance functions and the investment committee for the firm. Mr. Keast has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked with financial advisors throughout the country to help them build their practices. He has a proven track record in the financial services industry for developing revenue producing relationships and delivering key customer solutions. He developed the first 401(k) offering with exchange traded funds in 2005 working with Capitol One ShareBuilder. He has also served as the lead consultant working with major Fortune 500 firms such as PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Continental Airlines, Merrill Lynch, State Street, CONAGRA, and Textron. Prior to joining Redhawk, Mr. Keast held various management positions with ExpertPlan, PAi, Merrill Lynch, KPMG Consulting, and William M. Mercer and has a bachelors’ degree from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.