KIND Financial Adds Former President, Deutsche Bank COO to Advisory Board

Cannabis compliance and technology firm KIND Financial has added Stormy Simon, former president of, and Mark Gelnaw, former chief operating officer for Deutsche Bank, to the company’s advisory board. Simon brings with her a background in e-commerce, while Gelnaw has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services sector.

Simon and Gelnaw join a board that includes former talk show host and cannabis advocate Montel Williams; Wayne Kimmel, managing partner of SeventySix Capital; Matt Cook, owner of Cook Consulting; and Lindy Snider, founder and CEO of Lindi Skin.

“KIND Financial’s commitment to creating regulatory financial solutions for a complicated yet burgeoning industry is an exciting mission,” Simon said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to join the advisory board and assist them in making it happen.”

David Dinenberg, founder and CEO of KIND, said collectively the duo “perfectly complements the skills and background” of the company’s other board members “and will be instrumental in providing the right guidance.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Stormy and Mark to our advisory board – their participation is another clear sign that we’re continuing to build credibility in this dynamic industry,” he said in a press release. “… Our common goal is to continue to expand KIND’s product portfolio and offer the most advanced financial and compliance solutions in the cannabis industry.”


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