Meet Our Team
Principal Partner | Family Business Advisor
Keith Atneosen is the founder of Freedom Summit Consulting LLC and a FocalPoint Business Coach. He assists family business owners with planning and preparing to transition the stewardship of their business. In addition to exit planning, Keith coaches clients in value acceleration and developing the next generation of leadership.
Following over two decades of various management and sales roles in financial services and hardlines retail, Keith founded Freedom Summit Consulting in 2021. He earned his Master of Science in Financial Services through The American College and completed the Executive Development Program through the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
In 2004 Keith’s wife, Lauren, lost her parents in a car accident. Out of this experience, Keith was compelled to help others work through major transitions, steward financial resources, and plan for future life events. He authored the short book “The Life in Your Years” which addresses the importance of stewardship and legacy planning. Keith’s mission is to be a person of purpose, adventure, and resource by providing a trustworthy and innovative perspective that engages, encourages, and empowers others.
Keith and Lauren live in Hayden, Idaho, with their children. They enjoy being involved in church ministries and exploring the outdoors.
Nate Thies is a process consultant with a decade of experience helping clients improve performance, formulate strategies, recruit resources, and secure compliance. Nate’s goal is to help businesses operate efficiently and effectively through the development of new processes and optimization of existing processes. He values integrity, collaboration, simplicity, and goodwill.
Nate currently serves as a Business Operations Advisor at DXC Technology. In this role he provides services for business process outsourcing, analytics and engineering, applications, security, cloud, IT outsourcing and modern workplace. Prior to joining DXT Technology, Nate worked with Accenture PLC helping clients with SharePoint site management, project data analysis, and process improvement. In this role he also managed client contracts which integrated offshore teams to perform E-billing and reverse supply chain logistics.
Nate earned his Business Administration degree with a Management Information Systems concentration from Western Washington University. He lives in Post Falls, Idaho, and enjoys being involved in his local church as well as outdoor activities with his dog, including hiking, hunting, fishing, and archery.
Business Savings Consultant
Tyler Fox is a business savings consultant offering solutions to small business owners. He serves both B2B and B2C clients with a focus on assisting them with their financial pain points. Through a no-cost general ledger review Tyler works with business owners to identify expense reduction opportunities. In many situations his clients realize savings with no changes being made to banking or vendor relationships.
Previously Tyler had a background in the manufacturing industry and has been serving in the B2B world since 2022. Being natives to the Inland Northwest, Tyler, his wife Cassey, and their three children live in Post Falls, Idaho. They enjoy family time and building RC cars, fishing, and boating.
What Does Freedom Mean To You?
Freedom is defined based on your unique goals and values. Freedom can be realized through achieving financial independence. Freedom also means you have the flexibility to move onto the next season of life. We work with you to define what freedom looks like for your family, design a plan to achieve your goals, and implement action steps with you.
of all family-owned businesses survive into the second generation.
survive into the third generation.
operate at the fourth generation and beyond. (Family Firm Institute)
Reaching The Summit
Reaching the summit involves maximizing the health and value of your business. Using Freedom Summit as a guide ensures that you have the right plan and a trusted team of professionals to reach your summit.
Take the Assessment
This 5-minute Exit Readiness Score assessment provides us with insights into your needs and what you are looking for in your business.
Schedule A Discovery Call
A 20-minute discovery call is our chance to meet one another and have a conversation. It helps to determine if we are a good fit.
Take Next Steps
Clarify your business and personal goals, develop a plan for success, and begin implementing action items to achieve your goals.