Charlie Wilson Chief Revenue Officer Green Bits, the leading retail management and automatic compliance platform for the legal cannabis industry where he leads business development, sales, marketing, and customer success. Charlie has served in leadership roles at numerous leading technology, payments and commerce companies for more than 20 years. He spent nearly half that time at Visa, the world’s largest payment network, where he led the company’s ecommerce initiatives, including Visa’s $2 billion acquisition of merchant services provider CyberSource in 2010. Before joining Green Bits, Charlie was founder and CEO of Commerce Sync, a venture-backed provider of accounting automation services for small businesses. He has also held executive roles at Green Dot, a publicly traded provider of general purpose reloadable prepaid cards, and served as President and CEO of IP Commerce, a venture-backed provider of merchant payments services. Charlie earned a B.S.E in Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.

Mark Denzin President Crypto Value Management System. Mark and his team have created a propriety blockchain utility token called ICCE which stands for Instate Crypto Commodity Exchange. This was created for the Cannabis Business by offering banking and B2B transactions that is FinCEN and AML compliant. Crypto Cowboy is a fully turnkey vertical solutions provider to make your coin or token business come alive. From Pre-design, Business Plan & Requirements, Development, Deployment, Support, Legal Guidance and Marketing, our team takes full ownership of your offering and ensures it is managed, maintained, and adheres to all regulatory requirements to ensure your success. Mark has a long history in merger and acquisitions in technology over his 20 years building and operating companies such as Godaddy.com, Endurance International and Newtek Business Services who experienced tremendous success by rapidly implementing marketing, sales, fundraising and acquisition strategies for product and service firms. He has helped companies win with customer excellence and execution on product business strategies to drive success.

Stacey Jackson General Counsel Golden Bear Insurance Company and M.J. Hall & Company, Inc. She began her legal career as a prosecutor for the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s office before becoming a civil litigator. She was partner in the civil defense firm of Thayer, Harvey, Gregerson, Hedberg and Jackson and represented insureds throughout California before coming to “the Bear.” Stacey represents Golden Bear as an active member of PADIC- Pacific Association of Domestic Insurance Companies. Stacey also holds a Master’s Degree in English and a teaching credential from the University of the Pacific. On point with the coming presentation, Stacey was instrumental in drafting coverage for the Cannabis package policy offered by Golden Bear. It is the only admitted cannabis product in the State of California.

Joe Barton, Associate Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles. Mr. Barton advises companies and individuals in the cannabis space on compliance with federal, state, and local government regulations and defends them in government enforcement actions. Mr. Barton also defends companies and individuals generally in federal criminal and civil False Claims Act cases as well as trade secret cases. Mr. Barton actively performs pro bono work. Mr. Barton’s most recent pro bono projects involved composing a manual of civil tort remedies for domestic violence victims and litigating disabled access claims against the New York Transit Authority.

Moderator: Mark Crager, Founder/Managing Partner Next Stage Partners, a firm that works with early-stage Fintech companies and Financial Institutions to develop strategy and implement new products and services in the payments space and other key growth verticals. Prior to NSP, he held a number of executive positions at Visa Inc. resulting in the launch of multiple products and significant development of key industries. He has a proven track record of moving products from concept to full commercialization in consumer and B2B environments. Prior to his career at Visa, Mark launched new divisions for Sony, J&J and Nestle. Additionally, Mark is a Mentor at the Silicon Valley incubator Plug&Play and also maintains a Member Board Advisor position with StartX, the Stanford University incubator for fintech startups and other growth industries.

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Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer.  She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV: Broadcasting Silicon Valley to the World! She is the CoFounder/CEO & Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with over 3k members. She has produced in the past Smart Money Silicon Valley: Network with & Learn from Silicon Valley Investors! ; NoPanels: Engage Directly with Investors & Industry Leaders ; PitchPerfect Silicon Valley: Craft your Pitch for Funding! She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV  She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 13 years.  She has been in small business for 45 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia.  She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) "Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation"  She was TheNextWomen's most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post