The Team

Matt Reynolds

Matthew M. Reynolds

President and Founder

Launching his career in accounting and tax for traders and firms on multiple securities and commodities exchanges, Matt’s experience spans over two decades. Matt has been a key architect for numerous national financial service businesses including HighTower, US Fiduciary and Sanctuary Wealth. Working in roles that range from Chief Operating and Compliance Officer to President of multiple broker/dealers and RIAs, Matt has deep experience in the industry. Bristal Lane is the second consulting practice Matt has launched; the first was acquired by RSM McGladrey, where Matt then lead the development of their Financial Services Consulting Group as National Director. Matt graduated Robert Morris with a BBA – Accounting and attended Loyola University Graduate School and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) Executive program. Specific areas of expertise: operational integration, regulatory compliance, risk management, acquisition and integration, technology deployment, financial reporting and new product development. Clients include TAMPs, broker-dealers, RIAs, funds of funds, insurance providers, commodity pool operators, registered investment companies as well as FinTech service providers.

Specific areas of expertise: operational integration, regulatory compliance, risk management, acquisition and integration, technology deployment, financial reporting and new product development.  Clients include TAMPs, broker-dealers, RIAs, funds of funds, insurance providers, commodity pool operators, registered investment companies as well as FinTech service providers.

Justine Kidwell

Principal, Head of Compliance Consulting

Justine, an experienced compliance professional with over twenty years of experience in the financial industry, joined Bristal Lane from Sanctuary Wealth Partners. As Principal, Head of Compliance, she leads the development and expansion of the compliance consulting practice. Justine began her career working in various positions large organizations including Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo Advisors. Her roles have included operational, supervisory and compliance leadership roles including acting as the supervisor of dozens of insurances and securities branches. She takes pride in pioneering creative and effective processes to streamline compliance solutions. She is a Registered Securities Principal and serves roles such as Chief Compliance Officer and Compliance Principal for clients. Justine lives in Greenwood and enjoys destination runs for charities, travel, and is inspired by spending time with her family on their small farm.

Stephanie West


Stephanie has over fifteen years in the financial industry with the bulk of her experience as a member of operations and securities supervision. She began her operations career as a supervisor for the Transfer Agency at Unified Fund Services/Huntingtion Asset Services, Inc. in 2004, then went on to become an Operations Principal at City Securities in 2013, Operations Manager for David A. Noyes & Co. in 2017, Director of Operations at SBC Wealth Management in 2019, and Consultant for Bristal Lane Group in 2022. She is a registered Securities Principal. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College.

Karey Williams

Senior Consultant

Karey has over thirty years in the Financial and Insurance industry with the bulk of her experience as a municipal bond broker for dealer and dealer banks. She began her supervision/compliance career as a producing National Branch Manager for Wolfe & Hurst Bond Brokers in 1994, then went on to become a Senior Compliance Officer for David A. Noyes & Co. 2015, Senior Compliance Officer for the Bank of Montreal Asset Management Corporation 2019, and Senior Consultant for Bristal Lane Group, 2021. She is a registered Securities Principal and holds the designations of Certified Securities Compliance Professional and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Her education includes an Associate’s degree in business management from New York University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science from National Louis University, and a year of improvisational training at Second City Improv Theater.

Libby Ritz

Libbi Ritz


Libbi began her career in financial services with Fidelity Investments in the corporate headquarters of Cincinnati, OH in 1996. During her years with the company, she worked with both institutional and retail clients in various capacities. As a Senior Institutional Retirement Plan Specialist, she managed trading and funding of corporate accounts, and later worked in the Seattle, WA Investor Center as a Registered Representative, where she enjoyed building relationships with clients and helping them achieve their financial goals. Libbi began working as a consultant for Bristal Lane Group in 2020. She lives in Carmel, IN and loves hiking, travel, pilates, pickleball, the special needs community, her church, and her family!

Shawn Gravelle

Shawn Gravelle


Shawn Gravelle came to Bristal Lane after a career at FINRA as a Principal Examiner. There he primarily conducted risk-based field examinations of FINRA-member broker/dealers firms covering a variety of risk areas, determining compliance with applicable rules and regulations. In addition, he was responsible for investigating customer complaints and regulatory tips, processing new member applications, analyzing periodic Firm financial filings, and serving as liaison to member firms during their membership. He further specialized as a subject matter expert in the area of regulation of advertising and communications with the public. Shawn holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and has the CFE designation. He lives in the Tampa Bay area and in his free time enjoys travel, competitive swimming, cultural events, and time with family.

Luke Collins


Luke joined Bristal Lane Group in 2019 as Director of Business Development. Luke has thirty-five years of experience in the financial services industry and has led business and product development for P/E Investments, Atlantic-Pacific Capital and the Investment Advisory Practice at Guggenheim Partners. Luke held key leadership positions with Affiliated Managers Group, JPMorgan Chase and UBS Private Wealth Management. Luke has a proven record of sales growth, team management, product and channel development. This success is a direct result of his broad and deep senior level network within the wealth management, brokerage, investment management, insurance and banking industries. In addition to his responsibilities with Proteus, Luke also serves on the Wealth Tech Innovation Board, an invitation-only, curated think tank of wealth technology leaders. He is a past Director of the Money Management Institute and the Investments and Wealth Institute. Luke was born and raised in New York City and graduated from the Collegiate School. He has an MBA in Finance and Accounting, with honors, from the University of Chicago and a BA, Cum Laude, in Economics from Carleton College. He is a Registered Securities Principal and holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, 63, 65 and 66 licenses. Luke lives in Boston with his two children, Olde English Sheepdog, Moby, and Norwich Terrier, Daisy.

Mark Zagotti


A seasoned financial services professional with nearly three decades of experience covering multiple facets of the financial services industry. After launching a successful career in sales and wealth management, Mark pursued his interest in trading and market making, however, it was not until after nine eleven that Mark found his true calling in Compliance, and Supervision. By applying his background in sales and trading, Mark was able design business friendly policies and procedures while working within the confines of the regulatory requirements. Mark has been credited as the visionary for numerous compliance & supervisory systems for the Equitable, one of the largest insurance and financial service company. Mark has led large teams of compliance and controls professionals and mentored many who currently hold high positions within the industry.

Mark hold several FINRA registrations which include, Series 24, 53, 4, 7, 66 and 63.

Specific areas of expertise: regulatory compliance, risk management, compliance and supervisory system development and deployment, and audit. Mark has working experience with insurance providers, TAMPs, broker-dealers, IARs, RIAs as well as FinTech service providers.

Mitch Breedlove

Senior Consultant

Mitch joined Bristal Lane in 2021 with over a decade of experience in the domestic and international financial services industry. He began his financial services career in the assurance and advisory industry for the Big Four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Dutch Caribbean. His client portfolio included leading multinational conglomerates, hedge funds, banks, trust, and insurance companies. Mitch graduated the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Accounting from Liberty University. His extensive knowledge includes financial auditing, financial accounting, US GAAP and IFRS financial reporting, fund operations and tax/advisory services.

Robert J. Larson

Robert J. Larson

Compliance Consultant

Robert Larson joined Bristal Lane with thirty-five years of securities industry experience. He began his career as a regulator with FINRA (NASD) then moved into the industry side. Bob has worked in Compliance and Legal Departments of various FINRA, CBOE. AMEX and NYSE Broker-Dealers. And, has held titles from Compliance Examiner through Director of Compliance. He has also been a Corporate Officer for various Broker-Dealers. At various points in his career, Bob has held 12 different securities, futures and commodities and advisory licenses. Bob lives in Chicago, and enjoys reading and collecting stamps from around the world.

scott whitten

Scott Whitten

Scott joins Bristal Lane with more than 25 years of experience directing multifaceted and financial businesses. Starting in the industry as a producer, Scott has held positions since including wholesaler, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for numerous regional and national firms. These roles honed his abilities in employee/rep supervision, executive leadership, channel development, and risk and operations management. His background in creating strong relationships and managing complex problems has provided Scott with unique insights and perspectives in the industry and made him a successful industry veteran. Scott is a Registered Securities Principal and holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 63, 66, and 99 licenses. He lives outside Des Moines, Iowa with his wife Heather, daughter Mollie, two beagles, Sam & Rosie, and countless aquarium fish. In his free time, he enjoys travel and spending time with his large extended family.