Leadership

Brian Keel | Founder and President

Brian Keel founded KeelCo on the simple principle that truly understanding and serving clients’ unique business needs is the best way to differentiate from many sell-and-run competitors in the world of ERP and CRM vendors.

Brian is a Microsoft Certified Professional with extensive training in automated accounting and CRM solutions. He is a former CPA with 25+ years of public and industry experience. Prior to joining the Microsoft channel in 2000, Brian worked with a Big 4 accounting firm and was Chief Financial Officer at a large commercial and governmental contractor. His financial and accounting background, product knowledge, and client experiences best afford him the ability to define practical and cost-effective solutions for KeelCo clients.

Brian is widely regarded and associated with the most experienced thought leaders in the global Microsoft Partner community. Through coveted invitation from Microsoft executives, he has participated in many Partner Advisory Councils and software steering committees. In such capacity, he has helped shape Microsoft’s future product strategies for the Dynamics group and championed development efforts on behalf of KeelCo clients.

Brian has a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and is an avid sports fan. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his wife, Debbie, and their two children. You can email him at brian@keelcompany.com. He will be your biggest evangelist with Microsoft and other vendors. As your Partner advocate, Brian will work tirelessly to ensure your business has the right consulting resources and solutions at its dispose.

“The right approach to growing a professional practice is to offer sound business advice. We often introduce clients to better processes without requirements for software investment or engage non-KeelCo resources that yield less revenue to the firm. Our commitment to doing what’s best for the client guarantees a long-term relationship, and the sum of these relationships are profitable for KeelCo, our software partners, and our clients.”
– Brian Keel

Larry Ressler | Vice President, Consulting

Larry joined KeelCo in 2014. He provides leadership and technical guidance to the consulting team and manages many of our implementation and upgrade projects. Throughout his career, Larry has collaborated with some of the largest and complex Microsoft Dynamics customers – making him one of the most reverend and sought-after solution experts in the industry.

Prior to joining Keel & Company, Larry flourished in a 22-year career as Chief Supportability Engineer at Great Plains Software and ultimately Microsoft. During this time, he developed extensive programming and end-user support expertise in Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft SQL. As an implementation specialist, Larry is master certified in Dynamics GP System & Installation and Dynamics GP Financials, along with his multiple SQL Server certifications. Larry has assisted thousands of customers over the years, ranging from small businesses to large enterprises – establishing a reputation for outstanding support and client care that is unmatched in our business. He is the go-to guy for data transitions to the cloud and migrations to-and-from various Dynamics platforms.

Larry holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Computer Science from North Dakota State University. He and his wife have three children and live in Fargo, ND. He enjoys snowmobiling in the winter and spending summers at his lakeside home in Minnesota. Larry oversees all of support and works to ensure KeelCo standards for client care and responsiveness are maintained. Larry administers our Support Desk and is responsible for the related email alias, support@keelcompany.com. In addition to managing dispatch for KeelCo support resources, Larry stays active troubleshooting and working with our Developers and SQL Engineers. He is always reachable by phone at 701.371.9945.

“Customers pay us for two things, our EXPERTISE and our AVAILABILTY – either of these without the other is of zero value. We work hard every day to sharpen our skills and are committed to a level of care and responsiveness unrivaled in the Microsoft channel.”
– Larry Ressler

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