Evan Eneman, CEO of MGO-ELLO Alliance, is this week’s guest on The Green Rush. In case this is the first time you’ve heard of MGO-ELLO Alliance, the company can be considered the “Deloitte of Cannabis”, a leader in the cannabis financial, tax and advisory services space. ELLO has worked with hundreds of businesses to help them solve complex problems in regulatory compliance, capital markets advisory, tax services, operational improvements as well as staffing needs. Evan previously worked at Casa Verde Capital, a venture capital firm focused exclusively on the cannabis industry, which counts Snoop Dogg among its partners.
With both Anne and Nick away for this week’s conversation, Lewis solicited the help of Aaron Smith, former CNN cannabis reporter and now a member of the KCSA team, to join him for this interview. Because cannabis finance is extremely complicated and challenging, Lewis and Aaron enlist Evan to help them navigate the banking, security and regulatory issues cannabusinesses face including a deep dive on 280E. Additionally, Evan touches on the growth of the East Coast market and which state he thinks will transition to adult use first – New York or New Jersey?
Evan Eneman – Co-Founder and CEO of MGO-ELLO Alliance
Evan Eneman, a serial entrepreneur, advisor, and investor, is the founder of several leading ventures steering the cannabis industry today. He is the co-founder and CEO of ELLO and National Cannabis Practice leader for MGO/ELLO, an alliance of professional services firms providing capital markets and M&A advisory, tax, assurance, consulting, staffing and outsourcing services to a few hundred clients in the cannabis industry. He is also the founder and CEO of Fiorello, a cannabis branding and marketing agency. After co-founding and running Casa Verde Capital for several years, Eneman launched Sands Lane Capital, a purpose-driven venture capital firm focusing on opportunities in the cannabis and hemp industries.
Links to guest’s social media:
- Evan Eneman’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evaneneman/
- MGO LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/macias-gini-&-o%27connell-llp-mgo-/
- MGO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mgocpa
- MGO Twitter: https://twitter.com/mgocpa
- Ello Insights LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ello-llc/
- Ello Insights Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ELLOInsights/
- Ello Insights Twitter: https://twitter.com/elloinsights
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This episode was hosted by Aaron Smith and Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications.
Special thanks to our Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today
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