Eric Keating (CFP®)

Eric Keating focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • High Net Worth Client Needs
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
  • Special Needs Planning

Planning Specialties

Financial Planning | Investments | Retirement Planning | Tax Planning | Sustainable Investing | Charitable Giving

Additional Information

My passion for the financial markets began in elementary school when my dad let me pick and follow stocks through the Wall Street Journal. I continued this path by majoring in finance at Santa Clara University and after graduation worked as an equities trader in San Francisco. After nearly a decade of trading stocks, I switched gears and began working in the wine industry, which soon led to the founding of my own winery in 2008. You may have even visited my tasting room in the Carneros region of Sonoma County.

Following 10 amazing years running the winery, I concluded that my real passion was helping others with their financial affairs. As I was phasing out of the wine business, I obtained my CFP certification and worked at JDH Wealth in Santa Rosa for close to four years as a wealth advisor.

I am particularly skilled in constructing, implementing, and managing investment portfolios. Other expertise includes small business planning, retirement projections, tax strategy, and special needs planning. I understand that every person's situation is different and that there are no cookie-cutter or rule-of-thumb answers. I take pride in my thoughtful and analytical approach to financial planning and look forward to making a difference in every client engagement I have.

My other area of expertise is a bit more unique: As a Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®), I can help families and individuals with disabilities navigate the added planning complexities specific to them. Being a father of two young boys with special needs not only gives me the experience, but also the motivation to help others in similar situations.


  • BS Finance, Santa Clara University
  • Chartered Special Needs Consultant®

NAPFA Start Date

September 06, 2022


This Office

825 Gravenstein Hwy N Ste 5 Sebastopol, CA 95472-2844 Phone: (707) 829-1146 Fax: (707) 829-0111