Edward “Ed” Keefe ’86 has served as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer for M|C Partners for over 17 years, overseeing all finance and administration activities, information technology and financial reporting to the Limited Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Ed held a variety of roles at leading investment and accounting firms, including vice president of finance at Atlas Venture; manager of financial planning and analysis at Instrumentation Laboratory; tax Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers); and senior financial analyst at Raytheon Company. Previously Ed was President of Financial Executives International (FEI Boston Chapter) and the Treasurers’ Club of Boston. Also, he was a board member of The University of Maine Business School, The University of Maine Foundation, The Bostonian Society, Rebuilding Together Boston and The Emerson Umbrella. Ed received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from The University of Maine, an MBA from Suffolk University and a M.S. in Taxation from Bentley University. He lives outside of Boston, enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Boston sports fan.
Jon Sorenson ’86 is President of JFS Energy Advisors, an executive energy consulting firm focused on customer specific/oriented projects such as pipelines and distribution, utilities, renewable asset development and management, commodity and procurement, energy efficiency, sustainability, generation development and management, energy retail/wholesale sales, processes, etc. Some of the customers are Kinder Morgan (Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline), Direct Energy, Ameresco, Liberty Power, Edison Energy, EnterSolar, Energy New England, ConnectGEN/National Grid Ventures, Hydrostor, NY Transco, EVLO (a HQ subsidiary) among others. Prior to JFS Energy Advisors, Mr. Sorenson was President/Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner at Competitive Energy Services (CES) from April 2003 through May of 2015. Mr. Sorenson led a team in procuring and managing more energy load than any third-party entity in Northeast and Atlantic Canada, over $2 billion in energy spend, growing the firm 5-fold in sales and energy under management. His experience includes strategy development, distributed generation, renewable assets and procurement/assessment/development, sustainability, retail and wholesale electricity and natural gas marketing, oil and bio-fuel procurement and hedging, fuel arbitrage, risk management, forecasting, conversion analysis, and regulatory work in the US and Canada.
Chris Keating ’79 played for seven years in the National Football League, spending six years with the Buffalo Bills, and one with the Washington Redskins. Chris utilized his University of Maine degree in Business Administration to become registered as a stockbroker, and worked during his last three off-seasons from football. Upon retirement, Chris earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1991. Combining his experience and education allowed Chris to transition into the investment management industry, where he continues to earn a living today. Chris lives in Milton, Massachusetts with his wife Nancy ’80. The Keating’s have four children, two of whom are UMaine graduates.
David Mitchell ’87 is Executive Vice President of External Affairs & Corporate Communications at Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company. He joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for facilitating the company’s external relationships within the industry and local community, overseeing the corporate citizenship program, and managing the company’s overall marketing and communications strategies. Prior to joining Boston Mutual, David held a number of positions with various reinsurance companies in Maine responsible for corporate strategy, marketing, product development, and client relationship management. He is a past President and member of the Group Underwriters Association of America and has been active with a number of volunteer efforts, including serving on the University of Maine Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and helping to create the Senior Skull alumni group. David holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine’s School of Business and a master’s degree in innovation from Northeastern University.
Patricia Healy Mitchell ’86 is a genealogical researcher with a private practice in Boston in addition to working at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Prior to this Tricia owned and operated an international importing company based in Maine which specialized in Scandinavian antique furniture and decorative arts. Her clients hailed from all parts of the United States as well as Australia, Europe, and Asia, with notable pieces being selected for the 2011 movie set of Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Tricia is a past board president of the Maine Suzuki Association, a non-profit classical music education organization for children. She is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Business, and in 2015 completed a program in genealogical research from Boston University. Tricia and David split their time between Boston and Maine. They have two adult daughters.