Lacey is a former CCO and outside compliance consultant for large RIA firms. In this role, she led her clients’ compliance teams in the navigation of the difficulties, risks, and general annoyance of managing contracts and fee calculations, both prior and through a regulatory exam. Lacey worked directly with the business owners of these firms as they struggled with maintaining the billing logistics within the constraints of available technology and regulatory requirements. Deep study into new technologies and methodologies led her to create Smart Kx, where the process of creation, billing, and audit are all within one self-executing contract. Lacey is an attorney at Vela Wood in Dallas, serving startups, RIA’s and private funds.