rick keating is chief executive officer at keating and originator of the firm’s think. say. hear.® philosophy. described by clients as a master message maker and storyteller, rick’s skills are unique, and he is currently writing a book titled after the comma® – its emphasis is on how to control the defining words that follow the comma. rick is also a senior advisor at mckinsey.

rick has been counseling individuals, companies and organizations with transformational ideas in the areas of sustainability, new economy, social justice, economic/financial reform, lifestyle and business for over 40 years, serving the saudi royal family, paul tudor jones, george soros, the institute for new economic thinking, bill porter, bob stiller, the getty family, the coors family, zoe cruz, bertelsmann, vivendi, new york board of trade, clearing corporation, international securities exchange, france, israel, australia, the conference board, the county of santa clara, vanke, the sandoz foundation, nikon, cylance, emirates, alain ducasse, and many others.

rick is the founder of pilkrōs®, an ideation and venture collective, and the originator of before the comma® – an approach used to create a new business.

rick graduated from villanova university and completed the mit-harvard public disputes and mediation program.

rjk@keatingco.com or +1.917.767.2400