An award-winning financial advisor, Graves Kiely most recently led an international business advisory firm based in New York City. For six years, he advised clients on behalf of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, also in the Big Apple. Earning a Van Kampen Funds Banner Group Award for his work in asset allocation, Graves Kiely assisted corporate and individual clients in selecting suitable international and domestic investments. Mr. Kiely was a fully licensed Registered Representative, having obtained Series 7, Series 3, Series 63, and Series 65 licenses.
When China joined the World Trade Organization, Graves Kiely sensed an opportunity and helped found Pacific Bridge Associates LLC. The company went on to work with enterprises seeking to expand into Asia. Pacific Bridge assisted a variety of executives with public relations, security, introductions, and advice. Operating out of North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, Mr. Kiely's clientele represented an array of sectors, including sports, entertainment, food and beverage, transportation, energy, and finance. He and his team worked closely with several Fortune 500 firms. In addition, Mr. Kiely developed relationships with managers at state-owned Chinese entities as well as with government agencies in South America and the Middle East. Overall, Pacific Bridge has helped develop billions of dollars' worth of new international business opportunities.
Prior to his career in finance, Mr. Kiely worked as a professional actor and is a member of Actor's Equity Association. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University Graduate School, where he attended the classical actor training program at the Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. He attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature and Language and was elected President of the famed Hasty Pudding Theatricals. In his free time Graves Kiely enjoys boating, skiing and writing plays.