About Us

Our Team

Successfully navigating the sale or transfer of your business requires a dedicated and capable team. The members of Five Talents collectively posses nearly a century of business experience combined with specific industry training and certification. The skills and know how, combined with a deep commitment to the best possible outcomes for our clientele, enable us to provide you with advisory services you can feel secure with.

Meet the Team

Steve KeckChairman and CEO

Steve has 39 years of knowledge and experience from a variety of industries, primarily paper and plastics manufacturing and recycling. He and his wife Jody have owned and operated Somerset Recycling Services for 36 years. In that time span he has grown the company to have international reach with local roots, providing services and solutions for many Fortune 500 companies along the way. Steve is a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend, co-founder of Upper Room Ministries and man of God.

Steve is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor through the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, board member of the Bluegrass Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, and he received the 2012 award for Entrepreneur of the Year for Somerset/Pulaski County.

Michael Keck Vice President

Michael has served several roles in the financial services industry throughout his career. Most recently, he has been responsible for nearly $400 million dollars of business under representation. Michael holds his Series 7, 66, 79 and 82 securities registrations, along with his Kentucky real estate license. In addition, he is also a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor through the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors. Michael also served as Chairman of the Board of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for the term ending in July 2020.

Michael graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Business Management. Michael also holds a Masters of Science in finance and economic policy from the University of London. Michael also has a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics graduating with distinction from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing an MBA at Duke University.