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Your Dedicated Financial Partners

GRID 202 Partners brings together financial professionals with over 40 years of financial services industry experience. Our team has expertise in working with the following individuals, businesses and professions:

  • Doctors
  • Attorneys
  • IT Professionals
  • Business Owners
  • Personal Service Professionals
  • Non- Profits
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Family Foundations
  • Professional Athletes

We share our wealth of knowledge to help you take control of your financial future to grow and retain your wealth, while aligning with your values. We are an independent, fee-based financial planning practice, which allows us to  create unique financial plans that serve YOUR best interests, not ours –a promise we are legally bound to as CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals and fiduciaries. We choose the products and services that best meet your needs and not those of a larger organization.  All of your Lead Advisors hold either the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and/or Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


We partner with emerging to already wealthy individuals across a wide range of professions and life stages.  We collaborate with you to meet your financial goals. Our financial plans are designed as road maps to financial success and designed to meet your needs as you move through life stages including but not limited to your first home, children, second career and retirement.

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Keith Beverly, MBA, CFA, CFP®

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Keith Beverly, CFA, CFP®

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

With over 15 years of investment management and financial planning experience, Keith’s responsibilities range from building customized investment portfolios to implementing sophisticated financial planning strategies for medical professionals, attorneys and professional athletes. GRID 202 Partners has developed an expertise in identifying private market investments that deliver attractive financial returns while achieving positive social impact. 

A Washington, D.C. native, he is one of fewer than 20 African American advisors in the United States who holds both the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designations.

Passionate about financial education — particularly in lower-income communities — Keith taught financial literacy for several semesters at the Washington Jesuit Academy near his hometown. Additionally, he has delivered numerous seminars and workshops to groups ranging from medical students to retirees.

Keith graduated from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business with honors and obtained his M.B.A. from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he was a Dean's Fellow. He also sits on the board of North Carolina A&T’s Department of Family and Consumer Services, one of four CFP® Board-registered programs at a historically black college.

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Kamila Elliott McDonnough, MBA, CFP®

President and Partner

Kamila has nearly two decades of financial planning and investment experience assisting high net worth individuals, endowments & foundations and business owners with comprehensive wealth solutions and holistic planning.

Kamila spent most of her professional career at Vanguard working with ultra-high net worth individuals and endowments & foundations, inclusive of major universities, hospitals and other charitable organizations throughout the southeast U.S. Her client relationships ranged from $20M to $450M and represented $3B in total assets prior to leaving the role. She also worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors supporting financial advisors with investment solutions to meet the unique needs of their clients. 

Kamila is on the Board of Directors for the CFP Board. The CFP Board of Directors is the policy-making and oversight body of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. for over 87,000 professionals in the U.S.  Kamila will serve as the Chair- Elect for the CFP Board of Directors in 2021, the first African-American woman and youngest ever to serve in that role.  She also serves on the Investment Committee for Women Against Abuse Inc. located in Philadelphia, PA and is on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Charlotte , Inc. . She also has been an active volunteer with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Kamila obtained her B.A. and MBA from The Pennsylvania State University. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds licenses for Life, Health and Long-Term Care Insurance.

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Brian McKinney, MBA, CFP®

Senior Wealth Advisor

Brian works with GRID clients to address the four phases of their financial lives: creating and growing wealth, preserving and protecting wealth, planning for distributions during their lifetime and planning for distributions at their death in the most tax-efficient manner. He specializes in retirement planning, risk management, investment strategies and estate planning.

In 2004, Brian began his career as an investment analyst at Merrill Lynch Investment Management (now Blackrock). After building an investment strategy and due diligence foundation, Brian moved to the Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group, where he developed comprehensive financial plans for ultra-high-net-worth families in collaboration with portfolio managers, accountants and estate planning attorneys. Later, as a portfolio manager for U.S. Trust, Brian managed more than $400 million in investment assets for high-net-worth clients.

Brian is a Certified Financial Planner™ and received an undergraduate business degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, graduating with honors. He earned his M.B.A. in finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, where he attained a full-tuition merit scholarship as a Woodruff Fellow.

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Deborah Adeyanju, MBA, CFA

Associate Planner and Impact Strategist

Deborah Adeyanju, CFA, MBA has nearly two decades of investment and financial services industry experience, spanning research, portfolio management, and writing. Her previous roles include managing an €8 billion institutional loan portfolio at Deutsche Bank and co-managing a $23 billion portfolio at JPMorgan as well as serving as the in-house Investment Writer for San Francisco Bay Area wealth management firm Litman Gregory and fintech LendingClub. 

Deborah has a particular passion for demystifying personal finance and investing, working with Gen X clients, and startups. She has written for Work+Money and ETF Report, among other publications.

Deborah graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and went on to obtain her MBA from Georgetown University. She holds the CFA Institute’s Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, and is a Candidate for CFP®  Certification. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and participated in its first ever Virtual Externship program.

In addition to being an avid traveler, Deborah is also a Wine & Spirit Education Trust-certified wine expert.

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Laura Ricaldi, Ph.D., CFP®

Associate Advisor

Laura Ricaldi is passionate about financial planning and has always had a passion for teaching.  After completing her undergraduate degree in Accounting, she worked as a mutual fund accountant in New York City.  Moving back to her home state of Texas, she decided to pursue more education and received a MBA with an emphasis in Management and Leadership Skills.  During her last semester of her MBA, Laura took a financial literacy class and fell in love with financial planning.  The desire to help friends and family struggling with financial issues became the motivation to pursue more education, prompting her to pursue a Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University.  Laura consdiers herself a lifelong learner and enjoys applying rigorous research methods to the financial planning profession.  She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and enjoys helping students study for and pass the CFP® Exam. Laura is currently assistant department chair of one of the largest personal financial planning programs in the United States.  

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Ephraim Egbele, CPA

Tax Specialist

Ephraim Egbele, CPA

Tax Specialist

Ephraim Egbele has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2012. He manages tax planning and preparation for GRID clients. He was previously an audit associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he worked on financial audit engagements of large Fortune 100 companies. Since 2009, he has dedicated his career to helping small business owners strategize on how they can maximize their profits while lowering their tax liabilities. Ephraim has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs improve their business finances, which in turn has helped them grow their businesses.

Ephraim holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Houston. He is a Gold level Xero Certified Advisor and a proud member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). For fun, he enjoys traveling, dining out and spending time with his wife and twin boys.