Meet the Team

Company team

Paul Mallory - Founder and CEO

Paul Mallory is the firm's founder and lead consultant.  With over 15 years of industry experience, he is approached by investment adviser firms, software and technology providers, and other leaders in the RIA space for his expertise.  He has served as the Chief Compliance Officer for multiple investment advisers and has been sought as a speaker and thought leader on multiple topics affecting investment advisers.

Prior to establishing Venturis Solutions in 2017, he held multiple roles with SEC-registered investment advisers and broker-dealers, including lead compliance officer, supervisory principal, OSJ, branch examiner, and more for over 10 years.  He has designed and implemented compliance programs for both investment advisers and broker-dealers and has successfully led multiple and varied firms through regulatory examinations.

Paul is an active supporter and member of Detroit area charities focusing on food insecurity and distribution. 

Emily Roynesdal - Senior Compliance Consultant

Emily Roynesdal has been working in the financial industry for over 15 years and has worked with several investment adviser firms including private equity funds, hedge funds, and fintech companies.  She has extensive experience reviewing and improving compliance programs, including performing 206(4)-7 annual compliance reviews, mock exams, risk assessments and forensic testing.  She also has experience drafting and revising investment advisor compliance manuals, firm policies and procedures and has reviewed fundraising and due diligence materials across various investment strategies from a legal, regulatory and compliance perspective.   Emily has held compliance roles at multiple firms and has also been a consultant at ACA Compliance Group and Compliance Risk Concepts. 

Chastity Figueroa - RIA Compliance Consultant

Ms. Figueroa is a lead RIA Compliance Consultant and oversees all compliance matters. She is an experienced compliance professional with 20 years of compliance and regulatory experience in the insurance and investment advisory space. Additionally, she is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional ("CCEP") and holds a degree in Paralegal Studies.

Shantel Cowan - Operations Manager

Shantel Cowan is a project manager and executive assistant who brings smart, strategic thinking to every project. She has more than 20 years of experiencing in organizing and directing organizational projects to their timely completion within scope and budget. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University and a graduate degree from American Intercontinental University. In 2020, she became a certified Project Manager.