We Care About Compliance

Green Check's team has extensive experience in the financial regulation and compliance fields.

Our Story

We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to create new opportunities.

We believe every cannabis business deserves the ability to bank confidently and every community bank deserves a chance to grow with the cannabis industry.

Since 2015, our Connecticut based team of former regulators, banking and cannabis compliance officers, and technologists have been singularly focused on connecting the cannabis and banking industries.

The Green Check Team

Kevin Hart
Founder & CEO
Career CEO specializing in digital transformation and enterprise company development. Multiple instances of successful scale and exit of technology companies.
Mike Kennedy
Cofounder, Product
RegTech strategist focused on compliance management systems within the financial services industry. First-hand experience helping financial institutions with high-risk accounts, including cannabis.
Paul Dunford
Cofounder, Program Development
Paul, a co-founder of Green Check Verified, oversees the development and management of compliance programs for both financial institutions banking cannabis and cannabis-related businesses. He focuses on state cannabis compliance and its interrelationship with federal banking guidance.
John Gadea
Cofounder, Cannabis Compliance
Former Director of the Drug Control Division of the Department of Consumer Protection, State of Connecticut. A highly sought-after expert on cannabis program definition and compliance execution.
Conor Mitchell
Cannabis Compliance
Lori Moore, CRCM
Banking Compliance
Frank Kich
Peter Colapietro
Jessica Boe
Andreea Chidu
Shane Sarty
Stephanie Wandell
Eric Palmer
Mukesh Kshatriya
Mukesh is a seasoned Entrepreneurial Business/Finance professional with over 25 years of progressive experience in business management, finance, accounting, taxation and auditing at Ernst & Young in both public and private industries. Prior to joining Green Check, Mukesh held several senior executive management and finance positions in Technology, Financial Services, Real Estate Development, Lending, Distribution and Cannabis sectors. He has been actively involved in structuring transactions in both the private debt and equity. His education includes a Bachelor of Commerce & Finance from the University of Toronto and a Chartered Accountant Designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Advisory Board

Joe Zeff
President, Joe Zeff Design, Inc.
Tony West
Enterprise technology executive; Equifax Enterprise Alliances
Kristina Garcia
Chief Executive Officer, WomenGrow
Dr. Lisa Lancor
Professor and Chairperson of Computer Science Department, Southern Connecticut State University
Brian Essenter, RPh
Owner, MM Consult CT; medical marijuana counselor and pharmacist
Pam Perdue
VP, Chief Regulatory Officer of Continuity; Former Senior Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank
Ben Knieff
FinTech Strategist; Principal consultant, Outside Look

June 9, 2020

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April 14, 2020

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February 2, 2020

Green Check Verified Adds Their Cannabis Launch Service to Address Building & Launching Cannabis Banking Programs Across the US

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