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Who We Are

Our Leaders: Ernesto & Emmelis Keaney

Ernesto began his career in the Financial Services in 1999, after serving in the U.S. Navy. Being client centered, he always put a strong focus on Individual, Business Wealth Management, and Asset Protection. Ernesto is a Lynn University Alumni with an MBA in Financial Valuation and Investment Management.

In 2003 he founded Keaney Financial Services Corp. and grew a team that has over 74 years of combined experience that helps clients in 25 states. In 2011 his now wife, Emmelis Keaney, joined the firm. She is currently the Executive Vice President and an  Investment Advisor with Ameritas Investment Corp. Emmelis is a University of Puerto Rico Alumni and has a Bachelor’s in Communications.

As Investment Advisors with Ameritas Investment Corp, they currently lead a team that services over 800+ Individuals, Families, Corporations, and Non-Profit Organizations. They are dedicated to the community, and the clients served.

Philanthropy, Service, & Leadership

Safe Space Board Member & Volunteer: Emmelis Keaney

SafeSpace offers safety, support, education & outreach services to victims of domestic violence on the Treasure Coast. 24-7 Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-1119

Economic Council of Martin County Members: Ernesto Keaney Emmelis Keaney

The Economic Council of Martin County is an organization of community and business leaders dedicated to building a quality community, which provides a healthy economy and improves our quality of life.

Leadership Advisory Council Treasure Coast: Ernesto Keaney Emmelis Keaney Jamey Capers

Place of Hope is the largest faith-based family-style, state-licensed children’s organization in the region. Children and families can find dignity, guidance and hope through various programs and efforts at Place of Hope – Placing Hope in a Child’s Future.

Volunteer: Emmelis Keaney Ernesto Keaney Jamey Capers

Molly's House is a Hospital Hospitality House that provides temporary, affordable accommodations for adult and children patients and their families who are receiving medical care on the Treasure Coast.

Alumni, Societies, and Associations

Lynn University Alumni: Ernesto Keaney

MBA in Financial Valuation and Investment Management

FAU Alumni: Jamey Capers

Masters of Accounting with a Specialty in Business Valuation & Forensic Accounting

University of Puerto Rico Alumni: Emmelis Keaney

Bachelor’s in Communications

Southern Miss Alumni: Jamey Capers

Masters in Business

Ernesto Keaney CRPS®, Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM

Joseph R. Winter III CRPC®, Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM

John A. Guntkowski CRPC®, Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM

The LEADERship Martin County Alumni (LMCA) organization was established in 1991 to support the Stuart / Martin County Chamber of Commerce’s LEADERship Martin County program; to provide education and networking opportunities for our members; and to enhance community awareness of our members by providing opportunities to evaluate and act on issues affecting the Community.

Current Members




*Our representatives service the following states: 

Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin

**Insurance Only States

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia