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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Emily Parker

Emily Parker

Corporate Securities Lawyer

Emily Parker is a Corporate and Securities Associate Attorney at FinTech Law. She graduated from American University Washington College of Law with a focus on Intellectual Property and Copyright Law. She is also a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received dual degrees in Global Studies and Romance Languages. Prior to joining FinTech Law, Emily worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Irina Garcia Iglesias

Irina Garcia Iglesias

Law Clerk

Irina Garcia Iglesias is a Law Clerk at FinTech Law. Prior to joining FinTech Law, she worked as a Law Clerk at Driftwood Capital, LLC, a hospitality investment fund where she helped the legal and investment team in deal structuring, contract drafting, document review, due diligence, and asset-backed securitization transactions. Irina has a law degree from the University of Havana and an LLM from Duke Law School. She is a native of Cuba and has lived in the United States for four years.

Cody Foster

Cody Foster

Digital Marketing Manager

Cody has a wide range of digital marketing experience across different industries and disciplines. Prior to joining Joot, 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 is also Director of Operations/Paralegal at FinTech Law.

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.

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