Our Team

  • Alyson Kest

    Alyson KestChief Compliance Officer &
    Deputy General Counsel

  • Dallas Kantoci

    Dallas KantociAssociate Director,
    Investment Services

  • David Reynolds

    David ReynoldsDirector,
    Business Development

Alyson Kest is the Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel at Spearhead.

Ms. Kest has 15+ years of legal and compliance experience within the financial services industry. Most recently, she was the Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel for WBI Investments, Inc. and its affiliates Millington Securities, Inc. and Hartshorne Group, Inc. In this role, Ms. Kest was responsible for the investment advisory and broker dealer compliance programs across the entities.

Prior to WBI, Ms. Kest acted as compliance counsel for the investment team at Catlin, Inc. where she focused on investment rules and regulations for the global specialty insurance/reinsurance company. Before joining Catlin, Ms. Kest was designated compliance coverage for the credit sales and trading group at Macquarie after initially joining the firm’s central compliance group to help oversee the compliance program of the US broker dealer.

Prior to Macquarie, Ms. Kest held a variety of compliance and risk roles within Morgan Stanley’s institutional sales and trading division, within both core compliance teams and in the fixed income, prime brokerage and securities lending divisions.

Ms. Kest began her legal and compliance career as Associate General Counsel at Royal Alliance, where she focused on litigation.

Ms. Kest holds a JD from Seton Hall Law School and a BA in Communications from Marist College. Ms. Kest holds Series 7, 24, 66 and 99 registrations and is licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey.

Dallas Kantoci is an Associate Director within Spearhead’s Investment Services.

Mr. Kantoci is focused on streamlining Spearhead’s business operations and manages the firm’s financial and reporting systems.

Prior to joining Spearhead, Mr. Kantoci was based in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur at IBU Labs where he directed the development of predictive data analytics for the cryptocurrency and foreign exchange markets.

Previously, as the Sr. Manager of Operations at Scanabilities Ventures, Mr. Kantoci managed the daily operations and technological development for an electronics medical records provider.

Having transitioned to the information technology industry, Mr. Kantoci served as COO of KanDar Enterprises, where he held several roles overseeing all business operations and maintaining Fortune 50 client relationships across the US.

Mr. Kantoci began his career in the financial services industry as a Client Administration Specialist and Team Leader with U.S. Trust in Boston.

Mr. Kantoci earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University.

David Reynolds is the Director of Business Development across Spearhead’s financial services platform.

He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant. In addition to supporting the firm’s more broad business development initiatives, Mr. Reynolds also oversees Spearhead’s Private Placement Insurance business, as well as its Insurance Dedicated Funds platform.

Prior to joining Spearhead, Mr. Reynolds spent several years as an Institutional Sales professional at HedgeCo Securities, a broker-dealer and hedge funds service provider. Mr. Reynolds generates new business for the firm’s fund administration, prime brokerage, third party marketing, and website development divisions. In doing so, he established a network of family offices and institutional investors for whom he sourced emerging and early-stage hedge fund managers.

Mr. Reynolds has also completed independent projects on behalf of Archery Capital, a former Manhattan-based fund of funds, as well as the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.

Mr. Reynolds earned his Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County and currently serves as President of the Palm Beach Badgers UW-Madison Alumni Club.

Mr. Reynolds holds Series 3, 7, 34 and 63 registrations.

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  • Deborah Dyer

    Deborah DyerDirector,
    Wealth Management

  • Mark R. Lesko

    Mark R. LeskoDirector,
    Investment Services

Deborah Dyer is the Director of Wealth Management with Spearhead’s Wealth Management division.

Prior to joining Spearhead, Ms. Dyer was the Executive Vice President at Enhance Advisors, LLC of Palm Beach, Florida, a private wealth management firm, where she was responsible for business development.

Ms. Dyer began her career in financial advisory as Vice President of Marketing with Connecticut Investment Management, LLC in Essex, CT, where she marketed a successful large capitalization growth portfolio to high net worth individuals and institutions.

Ms. Dyer earned her Bachelors of Science in Education from New England College, and holds a Series 65 registration.

Mark Lesko is a Director within Spearhead’s Investment Services.

Prior to joining Spearhead, Mr. Lesko served as a Corporate Controller at Greenlane Holdings, Inc. In this role, Mr. Lesko was responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the financial statements in preparation for SEC filings.

Prior to joining Greenlane, Mr. Lesko served as Controller at Audio America, a privately held distribution company. Mr. Lesko was responsible for overseeing the accounting department and preparation of internal financial reporting.

Mr. Lesko earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.