Bill Keen, CRPC®
FOUNDER AND CEO
Bill Keen has a passion for helping others achieve their retirement dreams and founded Keen Wealth Advisors with this goal in mind. Bill’s vision is to build one of the country’s most trusted retirement advisory firms, acting at all times in the best interests of clients. Bill and his team work with an array of clients from all industries, but also specialize in advising those within the engineering community on issues related to ESOP plans, compensation, taxes and benefits planning.
Bill has nearly three decades of experience advising clients. His interest in finance was sparked by the financial hardship he experienced in his childhood. By age 10, Bill knew he would need to learn about saving and investing in order to eventually help his family. He opened his first investment account in high school. Today, he treats all clients like his own family members, as he understands first-hand the importance of planning for one’s financial future.
Bill shares his wisdom and experience in his bestselling book, Keen on Retirement – Engineering the Second Half of Your Life, which is available on Amazon.com. He also co-hosts a regular podcast series, Keen on Retirement, in which he shares his insight on current issues related to retirement planning and investing. He has been featured on national media outlets such as U.S. News and World Report, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, Forbes, and Yahoo! Finance.
Bill has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri and holds the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation. He has lectured on investing at the University of Missouri Bloch School of Business graduate program, and at several corporations in the Kansas City area.
An avid aviator, Bill is a volunteer pilot and serves on the board for Angel Flight Central, a non-profit that assists those in need by arranging flights for healthcare and other humanitarian purposes. Bill has served on the board of the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, which helps children with visual impairments reach their highest potential. He has also been involved with the Boys and Girls Club of America, Family Conservancy, NAMI, Camp Quality Kansas, Camp Quality Missouri, The Veterans Community Project, Make-A-Wish, The Grooming Project, Exodus Cry, Kansas District Optimists and the AOPA.
As a cycling enthusiast, Bill is also a supporter of the cycling community and Keen Wealth Advisors serves as the title sponsor for the Big D Cycling team. The team competes throughout the U.S. and participates in bicycle rodeos to conduct helmet fittings and bicycle repair for children. In 2013, along with The Kansas Cycling Association (KCA), The Keen Wealth Cup was created as an annual recognition of the top KCA team, as well as an opportunity to support junior racing in the state of Kansas.
Bill and his wife, Carissa, enjoy the outdoors and the joys that come from having a blended family of five children. Bill is an instrument-rated private pilot and carries the high performance, high altitude and complex endorsements. He is a member of the Malibu/M-Class Owner and Pilots Association and regularly flies his Piper Meridian to destinations across the country.