Keiki-Michael Cabanos


Keiki is a member of Zefik and sits on its Advisory Board. Given his extensive professional experience, Keiki advises Zefik’s Executive Team on Legal and Financial matters.

Keiki Cabanos has been active in the finance and legal fields for over 15 years, much of it focused on private equity and fund operations, including investment transactions, private equity funds and firm operations. Prior to being a principal of the Westwood Capital group of companies, Keiki gained experience with closed-end fund formation and operations as the initial Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for First Albany’s (FA) Technology Ventures, a private equity fund focused on IT and New Energy Technologies. Keiki fused his financial and legal experiences to provide diverse support in investments, and oversaw all legal, accounting, financial reporting, and administrative functions. Earlier in his career, Keiki was a Senior Vice President of Consulting for SEFCU, and VP of First Albany Corporation, a financial services and investment banking firm, where he formed and controlled the employee private equity funds. In addition to those duties, Keiki was responsible for providing legal counsel in financial, securities, compliance, tax, trust, and estate matters. Keiki gained further experience as a Senior Litigation Consultant at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Keiki is a member of several boards, including the Board of Trustees of Albany Law and the board of advisors for the Institute for Financial Market Regulation. Keiki has lectured on several topics including private equity, fund operations, corporate strategies, and secured transactions. Keiki received the honor with being selected the Albany Law Outstanding Young Alumnus, as well as one of the Capital District Business Review’s “40-Under-Forty”.
Bachelor of Science – Cornell University
MBA – Lally School of Management & Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute JD (cum laude) – Albany Law School
Keiki is a Qualified Family Office Professional.
He is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut and is a member of the NYSBA (Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections) and ABA.