Why Keating KC?
No two families are the same, and you deserve an advisor that genuinely understands and cares about your unique circumstances.
We will work closely together to craft a custom financial plan built around your given situation and future objectives, carefully making adjustments as your circumstances evolve.
Enjoy the financial confidence of having an advisory team with 20+ year relationships built on trust and integrity. As life inevitably presents new opportunities or challenges, having a dependable, trusted advisor alongside you that understands your family and your objectives will help with important decisions.
Keating & Associates Leadership
Joe Gravino, CFP®
My career in the financial services industry began in 1994 in Kansas City. In 2000, I became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, a certificate that maintains rigorous standards for experience and ethical practices. I’m proud to be a trusted fiduciary, acting solely in the interest of my clients.
Gaining my bachelor's degree in finance and economics from Rockhurst University, I have taught personal financial planning for the University's Master of Business Administration program.
In addition to being named a member of the Raymond James Executive Council in 2012-2019*, I am also a member of the Raymond James Institute of Investment Management Consulting**, a group selected based on their demonstrated commitment to pursuing a consulting approach in managing and growing their practices.
Outside of the office, I can often be found on the golf course with clients and colleagues or enjoying the beach. I also collect small batch bourbons and still enjoy hunting for hard-to-find bottles.
Clients know me to be a highly-energetic individual with a keen sense of humor. I’m said to possess valuable connections in the Kansas City area and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
*Membership is based on prior fiscal year production, re- qualification is required annually.
** The Investment Management Consultant designation is awarded to those who complete the internal Raymond James Institute of Investment Management Consulting program.
Josh Hill, CFP®, Licensed Insurance Agent
I coordinate finances for families and business owners in the Kansas City area. I take a holistic approach in order to help my clients develop a “whole plan” for their lives today, and for their future.
I’m driven by educating people in the ways their money can work for them, and I enjoy seeing my clients continue their progress toward what’s important in their lives.
As a second-generation Financial Advisor with Keating & Associates (K&A), healthy financial practices are deep-rooted. While attending KU, I began my career as a financial services intern with K&A. After graduation, I spent time in Washington DC as both a Congressional Intern and a Public Policy Intern.
My Midwest roots, as well as my love for the local sports teams (CHIEFS!) brought me back to Kansas and to K&A. I have the pleasure of working with a wide range of clients including retirees, professionals, and young families. I also enjoy working with local business owners to implement and monitor their retirement plans.
I appreciate the supportive team culture of K&A and its network of industry professionals (CPAs, estate planning attorneys, etc.), coupled with the tools and resources offered through Raymond James. These tools allow us to input your information into different scenarios and instantly see the impact of the variations, helping you select the best options for your situation. The combination of K&A and Raymond James has all the firepower of a big Wall Street firm, but we’re right here in your community.
When I’m not working, my wife Lauren and I enjoy traveling (Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, and anywhere warm!) and cooking together. I follow all the Kansas City sports teams, I enjoy socializing and grilling with friends and family, and I’m learning to love golf. I do not enjoy mowing my lawn.
Stephen Phillips, Para-Planner
I support the advisors of Keating & Associates, Inc. with integrated financial planning. I am driven by finding effective and efficient solutions to financial needs, and I enjoy working to answer questions and solve problems for our clients.
After graduating from Kansas State University in May 2017, I worked with a small financial planning firm outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I joined the Keating & Associates team in April 2018, and have been learning and gaining experience toward becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially anytime I can get out to the Rockies for some skiing. I’m always ready to enjoy the outdoors, but also take pleasure in staying in and baking (and eating!) cookies when it’s too cold out.
Melissa Cragg, Administrative Assistant
I support the KeatingKC Team with client scheduling and relationship-building. I’m usually the first person you’ll see when you visit our office.
After completing school, I spent several years with an accounting firm, kept the books for a residential remodeling company, and worked with a property development company. I joined Keating & Associates in 2019 and have been enjoying getting to know our clients.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy time with my family, and weekend getaways.