The key to any association is the people that make up the network. From lawyers and banking professionals, to commercial cannabis business owners and all who fall in between, we are proud of the diverse and expanding network of professionals and experts who are our...
Eric Schneider is VP at AlphaRoot, a full service insurance brokerage that focuses on building customized risk management solutions for the commercial cannabis Industry through a streamlined digital platform. Though AlphaRoot is a tech-enabled brokerage, their clients work with real humans to get their company covered. Eric attended Johns Hopkins University where he received a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in marketing, and an MBA. Go Jays!
Aaron is a risk advisor and insurance broker with a specialty in cannabis, CBD, and hemp, and is the California industry practice leader at IOA Insurance Services. He works with industry operators and ancillary service providers taking a multi-faceted approach to risk management. Aaron is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied architecture.
Leif is a cannabis and hemp advisor as the managing partner and CMO for Catalyst BC. This Colorado-based global cannabis consulting and advisement firm specializes in guiding entrepreneurs, investors, and existing businesses in their entry into and successful navigation of the ever-evolving commercial cannabis industry. Leif is ServSafe certified and has over a decade of owner-operator experience working with plant-touching and ancillary businesses in both the public and private sector. He has a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Clemson University, and was the 52nd badged operator under the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division in 2010.
Alysa is currently a compliance manager for a cannabis distribution company where she develops the necessary compliance expertise to build and oversee compliance programs for several well-known companies within the commercial cannabis industry. Alysa studied Business Administration and Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. [Editor’s note: I went to Georgia Southern University and we like to say #SouthernNotState].
Sharon is a risk management professional who has worked in healthcare and financial services, two highly regulated industries, and is currently a director of compliance for a consulting firm. Sharon has an undergraduate degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, an MBA-Finance from Western New England University in Springfield, MA, and currently holds the following certifications: CPA, CIA, CRCM, CAMS.
Tanya Officer is a CAMS certified professional currently serving as a Know Your Customer (KYC) specialist within the banking industry. Tanya has spent the last 16 years actively working with clients both domestic and international to implement and execute on their own anti-money laundering programs and provides guidance where needed to identify and mitigate risk. She studied business administration at Middlesex University in England where she earned a bachelor’s degree.
Sydney is a managing partner at Cannaafrika.com where he creates, produces, and procures content for the commercial cannabis industry, businesses, and clients. Sydney is also a founder and managing partner at BellaCanna LLC where he overseas global operations. He attended Howard University, and received a BA in Journalism PR. “HU, You Know”!
BNB Bank Private Banking and Cannabis Banking Team Leader and VP Peter Su provides full service commercial banking to the cannabis industry from seed-to-sale and has been in the banking industry for over 20 years. He studied psychology and turbine engines in the Army, and attended school at Stony Brook University, Penn State, and Harvard.
The key to any association is the people that make up the network. From lawyers and banking professionals, to commercial cannabis business owners and all who fall in between, the Association of Certified Commercial Cannabis Experts is proud of the diverse and...