Daniel Solo

President & Head of Client Engagement

Dan is the Founder of Second Line Advisors and is an industry leading expert within the Risk, Regulatory and Compliance functions since 1999. He has conducted searches for executives in the compliance, risk, legal, internal audit and regulatory affairs functions throughout the world, particularly in Financial Services.  His portfolio of work includes Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Auditors and Chief Legal Officers. He has been noted in various industry periodicals and is engaged in industry events with The Clearing House, SIFMA and GARP.


Christopher Kelly


Chris is a Director at Second Line Advisors. Previously, he served as a Senior Associate with Sheffield Haworth, assisting in the identification and placement of executives within the risk, compliance, legal, technology and finance functions. Prior to his executive search career, Chris was a journalist with Thomson Reuters for 12 years, where he covered the daily commodity futures trading, with a particular focus on the precious and industrial metals markets. His career in finance began in 1998, working in the middle office clearing function of Liberty Brokerage.


Ali Lambert

Business Operations Manager

Ali joined Second Line Advisors in June of 2017 as Business Operations Manager responsible for the company’s marketing, operations and research functions. Previously, Ali was a Research Associate at Sheffield Haworth in the asset management practice, covering senior level roles in institutional marketing and sales, fixed income and equity research, and portfolio management. She joined the firm in February 2015 as a Coordinator and Junior Research Associate in the global markets practice. Prior to the professional services industry, Ali interned with the New York Mets’ venue services department, focused on sales and marketing. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in management from Muhlenberg College.



Colleen Graham

Senior Advisor

Colleen Graham is the Founder and CEO of NextGen Compliance LLC, a consulting firm specializing in innovative risk and compliance solutions. Colleen serves as an advisor to start ups including assistance with regulatory approvals and building compliance programs. Colleen conducts risk assessments and facilitates remediation for financial institutions. She also serves as a subject matter expert in connection with regulatory investigations.

Prior to launching NextGen Compliance, Colleen served for 20+ years as a Managing Director and in senior level front and back office control roles at Credit Suisse, including as Head of Compliance Americas and Global Chief Control Officer for Global Markets.

In her most recent years at Credit Suisse, Colleen was the Founder and Credit Suisse’ Highest Ranking Executive of Signac LLC, a joint venture between Credit Suisse and Palantir Technologies. Signac built state-of-the-art software and holistic solutions to detect rogue trading and unauthorized activity and mitigate compliance and operational risk. Colleen focused on product build, client service, marketing, hiring, governance, legal and compliance, and she was a media spokesperson on CNBC.

Colleen is a graduate of Boston College Carrol School of Management with degrees in Finance and Marketing. She also received a law degree from St John’s University School of Law, where she had a full tuition academic scholarship.

Colleen lives in New York with her husband and four children.