Our Founder

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John C. Keene

Founder, President, CEO

Since 2018, John has been walking with clients during their greatest moments of need.  He helps others protect what matters most to them while leading them toward their most important goals and dreams. He focuses on providing guidance to his  clients, listening intently to their needs and offering thoughtful, intentional guidance so they can make confident financial decisions.

John holds his FINRA Series 7, 6, and 63 securities licenses. In 2019 and 2020, he was named to New York Life’s Executive Council*, and in 2021 and 2022, he was named to President’s Council*. He was a recipient of several sales award including, the 2018 Rookie of the Year sales award as well as the 2019, 2020, and 2021 New Organization Agent of the Year award from the Hawaii General Office. John is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry

Prior to his career in financial services, John was a speech-language pathologist and later became the Vice President of Development at Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Honolulu. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and later attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, where he earned his Master of Science. He then completed his clinical fellowship on the Big Island of Hawaii.

John is on the board of Family Programs Hawaii and is a member of the Rotary Club of Honolulu, the Kailua Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hawaii. He and his beautiful wife have three amazing children and are also “parents” to the world’s cutest dog!

*Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July 1- June 30.