John E. McKeon

President and Registered Principal

John grew up in Hawaii, graduating from Punahou School on Oahu in 1983. Following one year of college at Iowa State University on a Naval ROTC Scholarship, John was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated with distinction (top 10% of his class) in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. He then received a scholarship and graduated from Penn State University in 1990 with a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering.

John served in the Naval Submarine Service until 1996. During that time, from 1991 until 1996, John served at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as an officer aboard the USS Olympia (SSN 717) and on the staff for the Commander, Anti-Submarine Warfare Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. John left active duty service as a Lieutenant and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander while serving in the Naval Reserves.

In 1996, John began his career in Washington State as a Long-Term Care insurance agent and was the Agent of the Year for the Northwestern United States from 1998 to 2003 with GE Financial, now Genworth Financial. Additionally, he was a member of GE Financial's Presidents Club for two of those years, being among the top twelve agents out of ~1,000 agents nationwide. John insured over 1,000 individuals for Long-Term Care insurance. 

Shocked by the hundreds of area residents he met with who lost significant assets during the 2001-2002 market declines, John saw a need to be able to provide investment alternatives suitable for his clients who were already retired and for those soon to retire. In May 2004, he opened McKeon Financial: “An Independent Financial Planning Firm Specializing in Non-Stock Market Investments.” John focuses on investment alternatives that most other financial advisors do not or cannot offer and that the general public cannot do by themselves. Today, McKeon Financial is a fully independent financial planning and insurance agency. John holds the Series 7, Series 66, and Series 24 Securities Registrations, as well as Insurance Licenses for Life and Disability. 

John lives in North Lakewood with his wife, Heidi, and son, Vance. John and Heidi are active members of the Snohomish County Search and Rescue - Operations Support Unit. John also enjoys hiking, working out, photography, and raising beagles with his wife.