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Keith J. Apton


1501 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Keith has nearly 17 years of experience in the financial services industry with an extensive background in corporate finance. As a founding partner of the Capital ESOP Group at UBS, Keith leverages the resources and intellectual capital of the firm to assist his clients and their families in creating personalized financial solutions. Prior to joining UBS in 2009, Keith was an advisor at Morgan Stanley where he was an integral member of the team handling all of the firm’s ESOP transactions. Keith’s process entails a disciplined approach to help small-to-middle market business owners with sell-side advisory solutions and post-sale financial planning including holistic wealth management, tax and estate planning. Keith is an authored and nationally recognized leader on §1042 Qualified Replacement Property Rollovers.

Most recently, Keith earned the esteemed title of Managing Director at UBS. As an active member in the ESOP community, Keith’s total participation in ESOP transactions has exceeded $2 billion in transaction value across various sectors and industries. He is a member of the finance committee for The ESOP Association as well as a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership. Keith co-authored the book Selling Your Business to an ESOP, now in its ninth edition.

In 2014, Keith was given the prestigious opportunity to sit on the UBS Capital Markets Advisory Committee. He has been recognized as a Barron’s Top Financial Advisor every year since 2012. Further, The Financial Times recognized Keith as one of the industry’s top advisors by placing him on its Top 400 Financial Advisers list for 2016 and 2017. From 2014 through 2016, Keith has been named to the UBS Chairman’s Club and has been named a UBS Banking Champion each year since 2011. In 2017, he was recognized by On Wall Street as a Top 40 Under 40 advisor. Further, in 2014 and 2015 REP. magazine recognized him among its Top 40 Wirehouse Advisors under 40. In addition, Keith sits on the board of Patriot Farmers of America, a non profit teaching entrepreneurship and sustainability to veterans who are seeking a future in farming.

Keith graduated from Virginia Tech University, where he earned a B.S. in business administration from the Pamplin College of Business. Outside the office, he enjoys traveling, reading and outdoor activities as well as spending time at his farm in Berryville, VA. Keith resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Kathryn, and their daughter, Lyla.