Keith is one of those rare individuals that always knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. At 17, he started reading the Wall Street Journal. When he began his career in banking, he laid out his career path that by the time he was 35 he would be an investment professional. He realized that dream at 25. By the time he was 35, he had opened his own investment firm, Souza Financial Group.
Keith was born and raised in Danville, IL. He attended Danville Lutheran, Danville High, and Danville Area Community College. He finished his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. After working in banking, he began his career in the investment industry. He started at Edward Jones, running two different offices. He took a position as Branch Manager for A.G. Edwards & Sons. Under his management, the office grew to over $100 million in assets. He left to start to his own firm in April of 2006.
Keith is married to Jennifer and they have one son, named Truce. Keith and Jennifer became advocates for Autism Awareness after Truce was diagnosed in 2005. Keith is an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians & the Chicago Blackhawks. He enjoys writing, golf, technology, and traveling.
Keith has always been very involved in the community. He has served as President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Danville Rotary Club. He has served as Chairman of The Boys and Girls Club of Danville, Vermilion County Crimestoppers, & Keep Vermilion County Beautiful. He served one term as alderman for the City of Danville. During his term, he chaired the Finance Committee. Keith has also served on several boards in the Danville area including; Danville Symphony Orchestra, Mental Health 708 Board, and DACC Foundation Futures Campaign.