About Us

Joot is revolutionizing compliance for good!

Like it or not, SEC compliance is a part of doing business and an important element in maintaining client trust in financial advisers. But we know keeping on top of compliance isn’t easy—especially if you’re a CCO with other key responsibilities at your advisory firm.

That’s why we started Joot. To give you technology to make compliance more efficient. And to provide tailored compliance services when you need that extra help. Plus, if you’re a compliance consultant (or a firm currently using one to handle compliance) our technology can be an even bigger game changer.

We founded Joot to give everyone in the financial advisory industry a better way to get compliance done.

Team Members

Bo Howell

Bo Howell

Cofounder, CEO

Bo has over 10 years of experience as a securities lawyer and chief compliance officer. He has served in roles with SEC-registered investment advisers, registered and unregistered investment companies, and broker-dealers. Bo has worked at the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, a Fortune 500 financial services company, and an innovative technology-driven law firm. He is also the owner of FinTech Law, a technology-driven law firm focused on financial services and technology companies. Bo is a U.S. Navy veteran.

Dina Tantra

Dina Tantra

Cofounder, Chief Strategy Officer

Dina has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, including as chief compliance officer, senior executive over legal and compliance, and board member for registered investment companies. She has worked at a Fortune 100 financial services firm. Dina cofounded and is Co-CEO of Global Rhino LLC.

Mark Baltimore

Mark Baltimore

Cofounder, Chief Business Dev Officer

Mark is a 30-year veteran of the global financial services industry. He also has experience within the global high-net-worth marketplace focused on the RIA and global private banking markets. Mark cofounded and is Co-CEO of Global Rhino LLC. Mark also sits on the fund board for Tidal ETF Trust.

Charles Black

Charles Black

Vice President, Chief Services Officer

Charles has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has served as chief compliance officer for registered funds and for SEC-registered investment advisory firms. Charles has also held roles with fund administrators including accounting, legal administration, and compliance. He has worked at Fortune 100 and 500 financial services companies, small firms, and consulting investment advisers of various sizes.

Joe Stazak

Joe Stazak

Vice President of Engineering

Joe has over eight years of experience in the software industry. He has worked for both big tech companies and startups and loves the thrill of writing new code.

Alec Cheung

Alec Cheung

Cofounder

Alec is a B2B marketing veteran with 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, digital marketing, and SaaS. He has led marketing teams for a PE-backed fintech company with a successful exit as well as the world’s largest contact center outsourcer. He also serves on the Advisory Council for the Digital Marketing Program at the George Washington University School of Business.

Cynthia Custer

Cynthia Custer

Director of Compliance Services

Cynthia has over 30 years of financial industry experience providing business, regulatory, and compliance advice and services to registered investment advisers, funds, and broker-dealers. In 2012, Cynthia began her own full-service compliance consulting firm, Advisory Compliance Solutions LLC, serving clients in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

John Williams

John Williams

Director of Compliance Services

John brings nearly three decades of regulatory compliance experience, with the last 14 years as a chief compliance officer for a broker-dealer/RIA. He also has expertise in international operations, business continuity planning, cybersecurity, and banking.

Jessica Roeper

Jessica Roeper

Senior Compliance Officer

Jessica has over 10 years of audit, risk, and compliance experience in the financial services industry. She has served as Senior Compliance Officer for a registered investment adviser and an investment company, where she led mock-SEC compliance audits as well as third-party due diligence audits.

Peter Burford

Peter Burford

Director of Information Technology

Peter has over 20 years of experience as a designer and developer in the software industry. He has helped bring over 50 applications to market on the iOS, web, and Windows platforms. He previously held roles at Microsoft and Headlight Software.

Laura Sprauer

Laura Sprauer

Lead Frontend Software Engineer

Laura has nine years of web design and development experience. Starting off as an interactive designer, she fully transitioned to a frontend engineer early in her career, giving her a unique perspective.

Ethan Gallagher

Ethan Gallagher

Lead Backend Software Engineer

Ethan specializes in data engineering and data science. He studied a wide range of subjects—including chemistry, biotechnology, and philosophy—before discovering his love for programming.

Karen Mauk

Karen Mauk

Director of Marketing

Karen has 20 years of experience as a content developer. Before joining Joot, she operated a small editorial services business, where she developed over 100 print and digital products across a range of higher education disciplines. Karen brings a unique blend of content and design expertise to the Joot marketing team.

Cody Foster

Cody Foster

Digital Marketing Manager

Cody has a wide range of digital marketing experience across different industries and disciplines. Prior to joining the FinTech Law team and extended Joot family, Cody developed digital marketing initiatives in the civil engineering, news media, manufacturing, and legal spaces, among others.

Christy Groves

Christy Groves

Senior Accountant

Christy has been an essential member of the Joot team since 2019. Her background in public relations, hospitality, and event management complements her accounting and human resources expertise. Christy has a knack for making everyone feel welcome at Joot.

Derek Witman

Derek Witman

Product Specialist

Derek has over 20 years of B2B and B2C experience in financial services, education, and SaaS. He builds strong relationships with customers by going above and beyond.

Interested in joining the Joot team? Contact us and discover available opportunities.

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Joot Board

Bo Howell

Bo Howell

Cofounder, CEO

Dina Tantra

Dina Tantra

Cofounder, Chief Strategy Officer

DeWitt Cook

DeWitt Cook

Queen City Angels

Murat Genc

Murat Genc

Whirlpool Corporation

Connie Capone

Connie Capone

SpotHero