Tyler Kelley

Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Tyler is the Chief Operating Officer and Partner of Evoke Advisors. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director at Bel Air Investment Advisors. He joined Bel Air in 2005 and shortly after that became the youngest partner in the firm's history. At Bel Air, Tyler was a member of the firm’s five-person Management Committee. Prior to Bel Air, Tyler worked in the strategic planning group at AECOM and was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Active in the community, Tyler is a trustee of The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, and Chair of its annual Beastly Ball, the organization's largest event and fundraiser. Tyler is a past Mayoral-appointed Los Angeles City Zoo Commissioner, and past Chairman of the Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services, where he was the youngest to serve in this leadership role. He is also a board member on the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and was on the steering committee for the celebration of the Oceanic Society’s 50th anniversary.

Tyler graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science, where he served as the student body president in 2000. Upon graduation, Tyler was named one of eighteen Henry R. Luce scholars in a nationwide competition that took him to Jakarta, Indonesia where he worked for leading entry market strategy firm, the Castle Group.

A regular speaker on leadership development topics, Tyler is often quoted on various subject matters in publications, including The Los Angeles Times and Investment Advisor Magazine, for his work in the not-for-profit community. Tyler is also an avid fly fisherman and adventure traveler and has visited close to ninety countries.