L. Keith Kelt
L. Keith KeltPrincipal & Portfolio Manager
L. Keith Kelt is a veteran of the financial markets, having guided investors for over 50 years. He oversees all operations of the firm, and his highly specialized portfolio management techniques were an inspiration for the creation of the firm. While TKG Financial has evolved into a multi-faceted provider of financial services, Mr. Kelt’s portfolio management style remains an essential element that is reflected in the culture of the firm.

Mr. Kelt, a native of Portales, NM, graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1964 with a B.S. in Finance. He began his career in the securities industry in 1967 as a broker at Quinn & Company in Clovis, NM. In 1983, Mr. Kelt joined Shearson American Express, rising to the level of Senior Vice President of Investments. He co-founded The Kelt Group in 2001 and became its first president.

Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Kelt has achieved numerous accolades. While still in college, he was honored with the Wall Street Journal Outstanding Student Achievement Award in 1964. He served as a visiting professor of portfolio management at ENMU from 1978-79. During his career at Smith Barney, he was consistently an elite producer, named several times to the Director’s Council, which includes the top 5% of producing brokers.

Mr. Kelt now makes his home in Montecito, CA.