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Accordo is a full-service, solutions-oriented advisory to the financial services and banking industries. Our approach combines deep subject matter expertise with intelligent, scalable technology. We help our clients achieve their business goals by advising on risk, compliance, operations and anti-fraud programs throughout their life cycle. Accordo is well positioned to assist clients with critical matters, and in the execution of their tactical and strategic objectives.
Mr. Masi is the founding partner of Accordo, having fifteen years of experience in financial services compliance and regulation, and five years’ experience in business management. At Accordo, Mr. Masi oversees compliance program support and management for broker-dealers, investment advisors, and hedge and private equity funds with both domestic and international businesses. In certain instances, Mr. Masi performs the role of Chief Compliance Officer, in which he is responsible for developing or restructuring compliance programs for launch, growth, or expansion, supported by the Accordo team. As CEO, Mr. Masi is responsible for the development and execution of Accordo’s strategies and initiatives, and the management of Accordo’s staff.
Prior to founding Accordo, he was a Senior Consultant with an international consulting firm. From 2004 to 2010, he was an Examiner in the New York City District Office of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). During his FINRA tenure, Mr. Masi was responsible for conducting routine cycle examinations, branch exams and specialized cause investigations of broker-dealers and registered representatives, which included anti-money laundering and fraud investigations. Prior to working at FINRA, Mr. Masi worked at Sonic Financial Technologies (prior to its acquisition by ConvergEx) in New York, where he supported the Compliance and Operations Departments. Additionally, he worked with the Institutional Sales Group and was the Project Manager responsible for the implementation of trading technology for institutional trading desks.
Mr. Masi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Economics from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, and is a Wharton Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional. He is also a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.