Prior to joining Lions, Keith enjoyed a 40+ year career, starting out as a freshly-minted MBA entry-level management trainee and rising through the ranks to Chief Executive Officer & President-level. Keith worked on the client-side, ad agency-side, and marketing services provider-side. Based in India, then Canada, then USA, and working in 28 countries worldwide, across multiple categories: airlines, automotive, consumer packaged goods, financial services (retail & commercial banks, credit & charge cards, insurance, real estate), healthcare (biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices & diagnostic products, insurance payers, hospitals/clinics, pharmacies), health & beauty aids, hospitality (hotels/resorts), liquor, media/publishing (broadcast, Internet, print), retail, technology, telecommunications.
Next, Keith pivoted, over the past 10+ years to financial services, at MetLife, then New York Life, then Penn Mutual, and Lions.
Keith’s 50+ year career spans work supporting clients at all levels, with companies of all sizes, in 45 of the 68 industry groups within all 11 sectors of enterprise – essentially helping them continuously improve their companies’ business and financial performance.
Keith is a graduate of Bombay Scottish High School, then the University of Mumbai. His undergraduate major was economics with statistics, and his graduate major was marketing. Keith subsequently got various professional certificates and licenses, first in Canada then USA: advanced marketing, advertising agency management, account planning, media planning & buying, negotiation skills, presentation skills, sales promotion, Total Quality Management, life-accident-health insurance license (agent and broker), Series 6 & 63 variable securities financial advisor license.
Keith is a 30+ year resident, with his wife, on the Upper East Side, Manhattan, a member of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, and gets his biggest chuckles watching his four grandkids, all grandsons, grow.