Kevin Hart, Founder & CEO, Green Check Verified - Lit Up Founders

Episode 20

Kevin Hart, Founder & CEO, Green Check Verified

During Kevin’s Eagle Scout project, he learned a great deal about communicating effectively. As an able bodied person at the age of 14, he led and mentored deaf and blind scouts for a year. It was then, and continues to be, a very impactful experience in his life.

It was in a programming class in college that Kevin found a passion and love for technology. From never being in the library prior, to practically living there! After completing only one class, he interviewed his way into his first tech job, starting what would become an impressive career in enterprise technology. Listening a lot, Kevin earned his way up the corporate ladder; going public with one company, consulting for VC firms, and helming two others as CEO. Leading an Apple Reseller, Kevin’s team helped bring iPads to Airport kiosks, which are now ubiquitous today. A follow up consulting opportunity related to Cannabis Point of Sale systems; Kevin saw the Cannabis Money Problem, and his next big idea.

What many may see as a tech, finance, regulatory, or compliance company; communication was the core to Kevin’s Founder’s Journey, and company building philosophy. So many experiences in his life he shared, reinforce the lessons of effective communication. It will be key to their success, and the industry at large, as Cannabis becomes mainstream. 

Please enjoy the Founder's Journey of Kevin Hart, Founder & CEO of Green Check Verified.

Professional Summary:

Kevin Hart is the Founder & CEO of Green Check Verified.  Kevin brings four decades of enterprise software experience as part of his founding vision for Green Check.  He has worked in the C-Suite for a variety of software companies with global clients and partners, and he has led two companies to successful exits with publicly traded companies, as well as another to an IPO.  With decades of experience at the helm of venture backed companies, Kevin has brought together an unmatched team to help him lead Green Check to its leading position in the cannabis financial services market.

Company Summary:

Green Check Verified (GCV) is the leading provider of regulatory compliance technology solutions and advisory services for financial institutions serving the legal cannabis industry.  Our team of technology, banking and compliance experts provide the tools and guidance needed to build compliant, scalable and successful cannabis banking programs. Learn more at www.greencheckverified.com

Quotes:

  • “Build your company first, then build your product”
  • “God gave us two years and 1 mouth, please use them in proportion”

Top 5 Articles/Interview with our Guest:

  1. https://tearsheet.co/podcasts/youre-best-having-a-cannabis-banking-program-not-a-project-the-ins-and-outs-of-banking-cannabis-with-regent-banks-keri-cain/
  2. https://hifiagency.com/ep-43-clearing-the-smoke-between-cannabis-and-banks/
  3. https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/green-check-verified-announces-cannabis-banking-partnerships-in-six-new-states-among-other-first-quarter-accomplishments-1030299053
  4. https://www.cutimes.com/2021/03/10/cannabis-banking-account-monitoring-tools-arrive-for-credit-unions/?slreturn=20210501182325
  5. https://www.greencheckverified.com/post/case-study-automating-an-existing-cannabis-banking-program

Kevin Hart, Founder & CEO, Green Check Verified

khart@greencheckverified.com

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-check-inc/

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About the Podcast

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Lit Up Founders
A show about the entrepreneurial pioneers of the Modern Cannabis Industry and the Organizations they are building. Each episode features the founder themself, sharing their journey in creating the most impactful ideas in Modern Cannabis.

About your host

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Brian Weber

Producer & Host of Lit Up Founders.

Through his current company, Digital Realty, Brian has served the retail industry as technology and business consultant for the past 9 years; empowering retailers with technology.

In researching the Cannabis Industry he was fascinated in seeing what the entrepreneurs were building in a, and because of, the Federal illegal status. With his experience as an entrepreneur, supporting entrepreneurship, some background in broadcast radio, and a love for amazing medium of podcasts (especially "How I built this" by Guy Raz); all converged to create the spark moment that spawned Lit Up Founders. I hope you enjoy!

Brian holds a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Rutgers University Business School. He is currently seeking Product Manager / Partner Manager / Account Executive positions in Cannabis Retail Technology & Payments. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his dog Zeke.