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ST. LOUIS, MO, April 10, 2018Moneta Group is proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer Keith Bowles has been recognized as one of St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s “100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business.”

The publication profiles 100 influential St. Louis professionals nominated by a group of community leaders and selected by a panel of judges based on their overall contributions to the business community. All the honorees are considered to be notable achievers who have unselfishly helped others succeed.

Bowles has been at Moneta Group for two and a half years, serving as Director of Business Systems before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in January 2017. Whether by Partners of the firm or by his direct reports, the most commonly used phrase to describe Keith is ‘transformative.’

“Keith is a rock star at Moneta; truly, his work is nothing short of transformative,” said Partner Linda Pietroburgo. “He is a mix of positive energy, focused visionary and brass tacks entrepreneur. Keith is universally respected and brings out the best in people throughout the firm.”

Partner Jim Blair, echoed those sentiments. “Moneta Group has a very special culture that requires a unique skill set and specialized approach to support our highly successful teams,” he said. “Keith was like finding a needle in a haystack; not only does he have the right skills for the job, but also the EQ to know exactly how to approach our entrepreneurial group.”

As COO of the rapidly growing independent RIA, Keith has worked tirelessly to help grow and develop the firm and its 285 employees. Notably, he has helped to grow and develop Moneta’s infrastructural Enterprise Services Team by implementing new roles, centralizing and streamlining services, and building processes and models to plan for the future.

“His teams have transformed in monumental ways over the last two years, mine included,” said Amanda Barrale, Director of Business Systems. “His management style has empowered us all to excel in our specialties and seek a greater understanding of how every role fits into the overall strategic picture of the organization. That awareness and ownership is energizing and has built a stronger and better Moneta.”

See the full list of honorees in the April issue of Small Business Monthly.