THE TEAM

Matthew M. Reynolds

Managing Partner

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.

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.

Matthew Lentini

Senior Consultant

Matthew Lentini is a Senior Consultant at Bristal Lane Group. Prior to joining our team, Mr. Lentini was an operations consultant for F3 Logic where he helped create their legacy billing system and managed advisory operations on the Fidelity platform.

While Mr. Lentini was still a student at Bowdoin College, he was a member of the group that modeled, tested, and developed an innovative sector rotation algorithm that ran over a billion dollars in assets. Upon graduation, Matt spent two years as lead analyst at a wealth management firm just outside of Boston. His role there centered primarily around tactical and mathematical modeling, quantitative analysis, and portfolio risk management.

Matt co-founded Alpha Risk Solutions, LLC in 2013. During that time, he played an integral role in the development of the ARS tactical algorithm and ran the Alpha Risk Solutions Sector Rotation Strategy (ARSAX). He was responsible for quantitative modeling, analysis, rebalancing of all ARS products and oversaw all day to day investment operations.

Melissa Gallagher

Senior Consultant

Melissa brings with her three decades of diverse financial services experience.  The foundation of her career in financial services was formed in Chicago where she led the trading and operations teams of a broker dealer and registered investment adviser which specialized in qualified retirement plans for medical professionals, management of a proprietary mutual fund complex as well as traditional retail brokerage.  This opportunity allowed Melissa to further develop her robust knowledge base and led her to successful opportunities with firms such as Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Charles Schwab, City Securities and Sanctuary Wealth.  Melissa spent 11 years with Unified Fund Services / Unified Financial Securities / Unified Series Trust where she served in various roles including President of the broker dealer, President of the series trust and Senior Vice President of the fund servicing enterprise.  Her areas of expertise include developing robust control environments, regulatory compliance, operational, custodial platform and transition management.

Melissa is graduate of Indiana State University with a BS in Financial Management.  She also holds a certificate from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business Executive Development Institute. 

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