Keith A. Tobias, CPA

Managing Director, Los Angeles

Keith has been active as an advisor to corporations and wealthy individuals for over 30 years. As a certified public accountant, he practiced at Arthur Young & Co. in Los Angeles (now Ernst & Young). In 1986 Keith began consulting in the area of executive benefits for Merrill Lynch. He and his partners bought their practice a few years later when he co-founded Compensation Resource Group, an international executive compensation, benefit and corporate insurance practice. As Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner, Keith specialized in providing services to public companies throughout the country.

In 1999, Keith had the opportunity to sell his company and spend more time raising his family. Soon restless, he continued his passion of advising owners, top management and Trusts in the areas of executive compensation, insurance, management consulting, board composition and other corporate and Trust matters.

Through a fortuitous due diligence engagement for a large corporate executive life insurance plan, Keith met David Carroll and David Freeley while researching FAP. Impressed with FAP's standing in their profession, its process, resources and professionalism, he accepted a position as Managing Director in 2012.

Keith is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and sits on the Pepperdine University Board of Visitors for the Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Public Policy. He is active in various charities and in civic matters in La CaƱada Flintridge, California the town where he and his wife Tracy raised their three children and currently reside.

You may not know that Keith plays percussion in a band of legends in their own mind, playing jazz, rock and blues.


Degree in Business Economics from University of California at Santa Barbara.


Financial Architects Partners
633 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071