Kirsten Trusko

Kirsten Trusko

Co-Founder & CEO at Emerging Markets Coalition (Cannavest Speaker)

Kirsten Trusko is a FinTech and financial services veteran, focused on higher risk, often underserved markets. She’s spent a career building new profitable businesses, and new products, in these emerging markets. She co-founded and leads 2 organizations focused on “moving money for good”: • Emerging Markets Coalition. (EMCoalition.org). EMC is a non-profit coalition of thought leaders. It unites financial services and cannabis companies, with government, in a drive to normalize all things money for the legal cannabis/CBD market. These financial services include – banking, payments, lending, payroll, insurance, retirement, and investment. AND • Payments as a Lifeline. (PaaLPay.org). PaaL focuses on Humanitarian Financial Aid. It is a Coalition of top companies dedicated to helping government and non-profits deliver disaster & aid funds to people, charities, and SMBs. Funds are delivered using “Accountable Giving” - fast, secure, and controlled for waste, fraud & abuse. These organizations leverage her previous Capitol Hill success in leading drives to change legislation and regulation – for those industries and people often marginalized and underserved by financial services and government. Kirsten’s pro-bono work is in anti-human trafficking – applying cyber security and anti-money laundering expertise and network in helping law enforcement to “follow the money” and gain convictions. Her management advisory firm – Valkyrie Advisory – has 4 Federal government certifications for women-owned and underserved business. For more information or to reach her, go to LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktrusko/

Sessions
Cannavest - Cannamoney: Fact, Fiction, Forecast
Thursday, November 17 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM PT