Management Team

Matt Okolita

Talia Brandt

Sean Wilke

Kathy Malone

Jennifer Dickinson

JP Gonzalez

Tim Goodwin

Annie Kong

Darren Mooney

Matt Okolita

Managing Partner

Matt Okolita is Managing Partner of Greyline, and a member of gVue’s steering committee. He has extensive SEC, FINRA and CFTC experience, having worked for and with premier hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms, CLO and other debt managers, business development companies and mutual fund managers in both legal and compliance roles. Matt’s background includes undertaking a variety of legal and compliance functions, serving as counsel and chief compliance officer for startup managers, as well as international asset managers managing more than $30 billion. Matt has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Bucknell University and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, with distinction in Business Law and Financial Services.

Talia Brandt

Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Talia Brandt is a Partner at Greyline, and a member of gVue’s steering committee. Her team from Vista Compliance, LLC joined Greyline in May 2017. Talia founded Vista Compliance — a compliance consulting firm servicing broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and private fund managers — in April 2008. In her role with Greyline, Talia works closely with firms to ensure compliance with FINRA, state and SEC regulations. She has developed and implemented compliance and financial policies and procedures to ensure solid internal controls are in place for varying financial services firms. In addition to her compliance consulting work, Talia has served internally to firms as chief compliance officer and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 66 and 79 registrations. Prior to forming Vista Compliance, Talia worked at Goldman Sachs in the investment management division in Salt Lake City. She then moved to the Bay area, where she went to work with smaller startup, boutique financial services firms.

Sean Wilke

Partner & Head of Strategic Growth
Sean Wilke is a Partner, and the Head of Strategic Growth at Greyline and its affiliate GCM Advisory, which specialize in compliance consulting and outsourced finance, accounting and operations. He has extensive experience advising various types of investment managers, including hedge funds, private equity/credit funds, wealth managers, registered investment companies, institutional allocators and family offices, on a range of regulatory, compliance, operational and management matters. Before joining Greyline, Sean was a director within the governance, risk, investigations and disputes group at Duff & Phelps, where he focused on compliance and regulatory consulting for the alternative investment space. Prior to that, he was the general counsel and chief compliance officer of Bramshill Investments, a $4 billion, multi-strategy investment manager, where he oversaw all legal and compliance affairs. Sean also spent four years as a corporate and securities attorney at a law firm, as well as three years as a compliance associate at Bear Stearns & Co., where he performed surveillance for the investment and merchant banking groups. Sean has a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and a J.D. from New York Law School.

Kathy Malone

Partner & Head of Consulting
Kathy Malone is a Partner at Greyline and co-head of the firm’s New York office. Before joining Greyline, she was an examiner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations in the Boston and New York offices, where she participated in numerous investment adviser and broker-dealer examinations. Prior to her time with the SEC, she was an examiner with FINRA, completing many examinations of broker-dealers and enforcement referrals. Most recently, Kathy worked for a consulting firm where she assisted broker-dealers, investment advisers and investment companies with the registration process, examination support and ongoing compliance needs. She has a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law.

Jennifer Dickinson

Partner
Jennifer Dickinson is a Partner at Greyline and heads the firm’s Chicago office, as well as its CFTC/NFA practice. Her clients include private fund managers (hedge, private equity, venture capital and real estate), traditional RIAs, CPOs, CTAs and Swap Dealers. Jennifer advises on a range of compliance matters, including code of ethics/insider trading issues, risk management, compliance training, conflicts of interest and regulatory examinations. Prior to joining Greyline, Jennifer was the managing director of Sansome Strategies, a boutique compliance consulting firm specializing in alternative asset managers. Her other consulting experience includes serving as chief compliance officer for three prominent, SEC-registered investment advisers. Jennifer has also worked at noted law firms in the financial services space, including Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Jennifer began her career as the legal and compliance administrator at Standard Pacific Capital LLC, a SEC-registered, multi-strategy hedge fund manager based in San Francisco. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree from DePauw University and a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she was the editor–in–chief of the Law Review.

JP Gonzalez

Partner
JP Gonzalez is a Partner at Greyline and heads the company’s technology and sales initiatives globally. He is also a member of gVue’s steering committee. Prior to joining Greyline, JP spent six years designing and evangelizing Compliance Regulatory Technology for broker-dealers, investment advisors and fund managers, where he assisted clients with all aspects of complying with FINRA, SEC and state rules and regulations related to a firm’s code of ethics. His technology background includes five years as a software developer and program manager at Microsoft, with his last two years at Microsoft as the UX/UI usability and accessibility program manager for Internet Explorer. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Tim Goodwin

Partner

Tim Goodwin is a Partner at Greyline. Prior to joining Greyline, Tim spent two years providing ongoing compliance and consulting services to alternative asset managers, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds and hedge funds. He worked at TPG Capital for seven years in compliance and internal audit positions. As a director in the risk management and internal audit department, Tim was responsible for documenting and testing TPG’s allocation of fees and expenses, as well as preparing the firm for possible public listing, by leading TPG’s efforts in Sarbanes Oxley testing and compliance. Before joining the internal audit team, he spent five years running TPG’s compliance testing efforts across all of TPG’s businesses, including the private equity funds, credit platform, hedge funds, a 40 Act fund and a registered broker dealer. Prior to joining TPG Capital and moving to Texas, Tim spent more than six years with UBS Wealth Management (New York and New Jersey) in various compliance roles, touching on investment company, investment adviser and broker dealer compliance. He was most recently the chief compliance officer to UBS’s unit investment trusts and a compliance director for advisory products, including the separately managed account, financial advisor discretionary and mutual fund wrap programs. He assisted UBS in its first ever required annual reviews conducted pursuant to the compliance program rule, helped design and implement compliance policies and procedures for UBS’s advisory programs, and routinely assisted in updating required disclosure documents, including the Form ADV.

Annie Kong

Partner and Head of Venture Capital
Annie Kong is a Partner and Head of the Venture Capital Division at Greyline. She provides ongoing compliance consulting to investment advisers and manages client relationships. Prior to joining Greyline, Annie was part of compliance and operations at a long-only manager-of-managers that advised pension fund clients. While there, she conducted compliance and operational due diligence on SEC-registered investment advisers on the platform. She also oversaw and counseled on various legal matters across the firm. Annie has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is an active member of the State Bar of California.

Darren Mooney

Partner and Co-Head of Business Development

Darren Mooney is a Partner and the Co-Head of Business Development at Greyline. Before joining Greyline, Darren served as deputy chief compliance officer of Partner Fund Management where he held primary responsibility for the compliance program of the second-largest hedge fund in the Bay Area. Prior to that, Darren spent five years providing compliance consulting services at Cordium and then ACA Compliance Group, where he led the company’s San Francisco office and west coast operations. In addition to providing ongoing consulting services to a variety of investment managers, including hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, real estate, quantitative and other wealth managers, Darren also regularly guided clients through the SEC registration process, implemented tailored compliance programs, supported clients’ live SEC exams, and served as an SEC-mandated independent compliance consultant following an SEC enforcement action. Darren’s other experience includes serving as deputy chief compliance officer and associate counsel at F-Squared Investments where he directly supported the compliance program during the investigation and subsequent enforcement regarding historical advertising practices. Darren has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Greyline is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of the 2021 HFM U.S. Service Award in the Best Technology Firm – Newcomer category.