Ms. Reid joined the firm in 2021 from a industry-leading consulting firm, where she supported broker-dealers in implementing and maintaining their compliance programs and acted as an outsourced Chief Compliance Officer to investment banking firms. She has extensive experience in developing and updating procedures manuals, conducting annual compliance meetings, reviewing and testing compliance programs in accordance with FINRA Rules, and assisting clients in responding to regulatory (SEC and FINRA) inquiries. Ms. Reid has been a Principal Examiner at FINRA. She has also worked in a legal department of a broker-dealer and acted as an attorney in the mortgage-backed securities industry while at a major New York law firm. Mekalia earned her Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law-Newark and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism & Mass Media from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ.