Keith D Maust
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Keith D Maust
Startup and Entrepreneurial Experience
Keith has been a ground floor partner in seven startups
as well as founding a leadership development program built
around extreme adventure trips to exotic destinations for
teams of physically challenged and at-risk teens.
As a new-product developer and independent inventor,
Keith is most energetic when connecting and collaborating
with other individuals who are developing technology.
He has a hard-won reputation for assuring startups stay
lean, organic and hyper-focused.
• Keith is co-founder of NewSpirit Scuba, which is currently developing the Newba MikroLung -
adaptive innovation designed specifically for wounded veterans with spinal cord paralysis.
• As a ground-floor partner at SolarDirect, the renewable industry’s first e-commerce startup,
Keith developed The Energy SuperMarket, offering 500+ products and generating $3.8M yearly,
along with corresponding 600+ page eco-educational site attracting over 1.2M visitors yearly.
• In 2017 Keith was a key team member of the now rapidly-scaling startup SolarBuyers.Club
• As owner of TRUST Communication, an agency-level-quality full service advertising studio,
Keith has 27+ years experience as business principle managing major accounts and campaigns.
Career Highlights and Accomplishments
Keith’s most rewarding position was serving for nine years as Director of Communications
at worldwide nonprofit where the capstone of his calling was producing documentaries in remote
emerging-world locations to promote constituent engagement and increase fund-raising.
While supervising corporate communications department he implemented a bold international
media strategy, introducing fresh vision, leadership and innovative thinking to severely outdated
communications through several major initiatives.
Earlier in Keith’s career he specialized in high-end 8-color printing, corporate identity packages,
branding, advertising, along with art and photography direction.
Keith’s proficiency for prototyping innovative concepts originates with his first career as
a precision machinist and x-ray quality welder of exotic alloys for the nuclear power industry,
performing fabrication and final assembly of specialized test models for experimental
high-pressure reactor designs under DoD security clearance.
Keith’s gifts of inventive visualization, creativity and documentary-based storytelling were
honed during his second career while serving in advertising agencies and public relation firms.