Joseph A. Cook is the President and Chief Operating Officer of VIESTE Group, LLC. He is also the founder and managing partner of Green, LLC, which was established in 2012 as a private equity venture to form and manage venture-based financing of sustainable infrastructure projects. Concurrently Mr. Cook also serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for ARETE Wealth Management, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC/NFA. He has been with ARETE since November 2008 and previously served as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Cook has been in the financial services and investment industry since 1999.