Press Release: Greyline Promotes Annie Kong and Darren Mooney to Partner

Press Release: Greyline Promotes Annie Kong and Darren Mooney to Partner

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San Francisco, CA – Oct. 18, 2021 – Greyline Partners, LLC (Greyline), a global leader in the governance, risk and compliance consulting space, announced today that Annie Kong has been promoted to Partner and Darren Mooney has been promoted to Partner and Co-Head of Business Development. The ascension of Kong and Mooney, previously senior vice presidents in San Francisco and Boston respectively, increases the number of Greyline partners to nine across the U.S. and U.K.

Kong, one of Greyline’s longest tenured employees, joined in 2016 as an associate and has risen through the ranks to become the head of both the firm’s San Francisco office and venture capital practice. Kong previously worked in the legal and compliance department at asset management firm Bivium Capital Partners, LLC. She has a J.D. from the University of San Diego Law School and B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.

Mooney joined Greyline in April 2020 to launch the firm’s Boston office. Mooney’s prior experience includes deputy chief compliance officer roles at both Partner Fund Management and F-Square Investments, as well as more than four years in consulting at another regulatory compliance consultancy. He has a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and B.S. from the University of Delaware.

“We are incredibly excited to add Annie and Darren to the partnership,” said Greyline Managing Partner Matthew Okolita. “Their contributions have greatly benefited the organization and helped to solidify Greyline as the preeminent firm in our space. We are also proud of the culture we have built to be able to promote upward career progression from within.”

About Greyline

With offices across the U.S. and U.K., Greyline is a leading global provider of governance, risk and compliance consulting services. As the largest private, partner-led consultancy in the industry, Greyline focuses on providing dynamic, high-quality consulting and innovative technology designed to solve investment managers’ business, regulatory and operational needs. Greyline’s clients span the spectrum in terms of size and strategy, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, hedge funds, registered funds, and traditional investment advisers, amongst others.

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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.

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.
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