Financial Services Advisory Partners, LLC
Business Advisory and Management Consulting Firm

Our Team

Financial Services Advisory Partners, LLC consists of talented senior level executives, all of whom have held financial positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Controller and Treasurer or operating positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations. Our partners all have Big Four accounting experience serving in a number of capacities including partners and managers at KPMG, LLP. Our partners have worked with numerous clients from various industries ranging from small financial services companies and privately held companies to Fortune 500 organizations.

 

With our 100 plus years of experience in the financial services sector, real estate industry and other industries, our partners are accustomed to issues that confront an organization. They are practitioners who have often faced the issues companies face today.

Our professionals are experienced executive level managers who have hands-on, practical experience in operations management, credit risk management, finance, accounting, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions and litigation support. Our firm brings extensive managerial and operating experience to provide comprehensive and practical solutions to the complex issues confronting your business.

Our firm’s professionals are as equally qualified in assisting in developing high level corporate strategic considerations as they are in executing the related granular tactical steps required in advancing your business.

 

Brad Plantiko

Partner
bplantiko@fsapartners.com
(714) 642-4859

Brad S. Plantiko is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. Mr. Plantiko's background includes nine years as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of various finance companies and FDIC insured institutions and 18 years as a partner in KPMG's Financial Services Practice. From September 2002 to August 2007, Mr. Plantiko served in various roles as Executive Vice President Finance and Strategic Planning, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of a $6 billion mortgage Real Estate Investment Trust. From July 1998 to July 2002, Mr. Plantiko served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of a $3 billion diversified publicly traded finance company, and its $2 billion subsidiary commercial bank. From October 1980 to July 1998, Mr. Plantiko was a member of KPMG's Banking and Finance Practice and served in a number of capacities including Partner, Partner in-charge of Finance Practice, Western Region and Partner in-charge of the Bank Regulatory Practice in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Plantiko received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Plantiko is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of California.

Darren Graeler

Partner
dgraeler@fsapartners.com
(714) 330-9324

Darren M. Graeler is a financial professional with over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. Since 2008, Mr. Graeler has been providing consulting services to the Financial Services industry. Mr. Graeler's background also includes 12 years in various senior management roles in finance and accounting for financial institutions, mortgage and finance companies. Prior to joining Financial Services Advisory Partners, LLC in 2008, Mr. Graeler served as Senior Vice President Finance for a $6 billion residential mortgage Real Estate Investment Trust, from September 2002 to August 2007. From August 1996 to August 2002, Mr. Graeler served as Vice President Controller for a $2 billion commercial bank, and Assistant Controller for a $3 billion diversified publicly traded finance company. From August 1992 to August 1996, Mr. Graeler worked in the assurance practice at KPMG, LLP in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Graeler specialized in audits of public and non-public banks, mortgage lenders and finance companies. Mr. Graeler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Graeler is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of California.

Tony Capobianco

Director

(909) 576-8613
acapobianco@fsapartners.com

Anthony D. Capobianco has over 18 years experience as a public accountant and consultant to businesses. He has provided advisory services in the areas of financial reporting, technical accounting and internal controls.  Mr. Capobianco’s background includes seven years in KPMG LLP’s assurance practice, performing audits of a wide range of publicly traded and privately-held financial institutions, including, banking and savings institutions, mortgage bankers and brokers, broker-dealers, auto finance companies and investment managers. He also worked on audits of numerous employee benefit plans, higher educational institutions and not-for-profit entities. Mr. Capobianco also worked as a senior manager with Grant Thornton LLP in its financial services audit practice, serving audit clients, including depository institutions, subprime mortgage and auto lenders and student loan finance companies. Mr. Capobianco received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Pomona. Mr. Capobianco is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of California.

Michael Sisk

Director

(949) 607-7009
msisk@fsapartners.com

Michael Sisk has more than 25 years in the Financial Services industry.  Mr. Sisk’s experience ranges from smaller community banks to $8 billion publicly traded financial institutions as well as several years at a broker dealer in the Los Angeles area.  Since 2014, Mr. Sisk has been consulting in the financial services industry and has held interim Chief Financial Officer and Controller roles for financial institutions and finance companies designing process efficiencies and assisting with mergers and acquisitions and raising capital.  From 1989 to 2014, Mr. Sisk has worked primarily for financial institutions in southern California holding various roles including Financial Reporting Manager, Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Sisk holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of La Verne.  In addition, Mr. Sisk has been licensed by the NASD as a financial principal.

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