SVP of Compliance
Compliance and internal audit program


Relevant Skills

Overseeing all compliance, government/regulatory relations, industry relations, etc., Contributing to banking, fundraising, and investor relations, Liaising with legislators and regulators advising on cannabis policy

Expertise Summary
  • Kade is a cannabis executive who is currently SVP of Compliance and Government Affairs for a multi-state cannabis operator who oversees all compliance, government/regulatory relations, industry relations, policy analysis, licensing, new applications, and emerging markets.
    • He contributes to banking, fundraising, and investor relations regularly as well.
    • Kade is open to relocating anywhere in the U.S.
  • Kade came into a cannabis business and built up the entire division initially as the sole contributor to a department of 7, creating and implementing a compliance and internal audit program and active industry/government relations/advocacy programs.
    • From early 2020 to the present day, Kade helped to acquire and operationalize 27 licenses in 5 different states in both medical and adult-use markets.
  • Kade was also a co-founder and Chief Compliance and Government Affairs Officer at a vertical cannabis operation in California.
    • He wrote applications and operationalized 17 licenses in cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution, helping to launch 2 separate brands in the competitive market.
  • Throughout his 3+ years in cannabis, Kade has been an active member of trade/lobby groups in 5 states and was instrumental in liaising with legislators and regulators advising on cannabis policy during 3 state transitions from medical to adult-use cannabis.
    • He has been elected to several positions of leadership in trade groups across the country, thereby exemplifying his disposition as a leader in the industry.
    • He is also a frequent contributor to panel discussions for policy and industry analysis.
  • Kade also spent 20+ years in biotech/medical devices as a clinical scientist and corporate compliance/development executive with both start-up and Fortune 50 companies alike.
    • He has played an active role in fundraising and government affairs, routinely deploying the rigor of his scientific background and applying it to company systems and processes.

2022 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide

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