Ian is an inventor, patent holder, and lifelong entrepreneur with over 28 years of experience in tech, startups and senior management. He’s worked in over a dozen countries, including forming his own European company providing CRM/SFA services to large multinational corporations. His international experience led to a senior management role at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games overseeing a diverse staff of 325
persons streamlining and improving event services operations.
Ian has since held senior roles at technology start-ups as well as well-established, publicly traded companies. His focus on payment systems and emerging new markets led to a senior operations role at a FinTech startup where he cultivated strategic partnerships in the banking world. Ian
facilitated a unique payment network comprising of merchant services and online money transfers as alternatives to traditional payment methods such as checks, money orders, and credit cards.
Currently specializing in banking and payment systems servicing the regulated cannabis industry providing innovative financial solutions for traditional cash-based operations; he is also a cannabis advocate with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), holding the role of Secretary with NORML’s Orange County, CA chapter.