Robert A. Fortino, Managing Partner of the SDDco Group, advises broker-dealers on FINRA/SEC membership and their adherence to net capital rules during daily operations, committed underwritings, and periods of re-structuring. Mr. Fortino works with investment banks, institutional trading firms, alternative investment firms, and retail brokerage. He sits on the board of a non-profit company and several client firms. He is a FINRA registered Financial and Operations Principal (Series 27) and a member of the AICPA and the Stockbrokerage Committee of the NY State Society of CPAs. He held senior positions at KPMG, formally Peat Markwick Mitchell & Company, Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Prudential Securities, Inc. Mr. Fortino earned a BBA in Public Accounting from Hofstra University and an MBA from St. John’s University.