From working on his grandparent’s farm in Nebraska to becoming a serial entrepreneur, getting his hands dirty is in Keith’s DNA. Keith has been an entrepreneur for more than 35 years, starting a variety of companies in the Kansas City region.
Prior to co-founding Flyover Capital in 2014, Keith founded Balance Innovations in 2004 and built the company into the leading developer of cash office software solutions for the retail industry (acquired by Brinks). Prior to founding Balance Innovations, Keith founded in worked with several other start-ups including Entrepreneurial Consulting Corporation which advised clients within technology, economic development agencies, state, and federal government agencies. Clients included the Kauffman Foundation, KTEC, NIST/ATP, KCCatalyst, and several state entrepreneurial initiatives.
Keith has a passion for supporting entrepreneurship and has spoken as a guest lecturer at Rockhurst University, University of Nebraska, the University of Kansas. Keith has also served as a mentor for KCSpark Lab, KC Pipeline, and the KC Tech Counsel. Outside of Flyover, Keith is also an active angel investor and has invested in over 15 deals throughout the Midwest.
Keith attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln, later receiving his BBA from Baker University and his MBS from the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University. Keith was awarded Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 and has received the Kansas City Business Journal’s Champions of Business award three times. Keith is active with YPO Gold, and currently serves as with Assistant Education Chair for the Kansas City Chapter.
When not supporting the next generation of technology success story you will find Keith on the golf course trying to find the elusive double eagle or in the backyard on his BBQ smoker perfecting his smoked brisket and ribs.