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Fast-rising cannabis banking company appoints chief growth officer

Paul Chesek has three decades in business development.

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Green Check Verified, a fintech provider of compliant cannabis banking solutions and services, has named Paul Chesek chief growth officer.

Chesek will be primarily responsible for driving new business strategies and growth initiatives, while helping to expand Bonita Springs-based Green Check’s visibility within the cannabis banking landscape across all states and territories, according to a statement. Green Check, the release states, is “on track for a record number of annual sales processed within its platform,” and counts over 100 U.S. banks and credit unions as partners.

Founded in 2017, the company continues to tackle significant industry challenges including education, as well as the fact that many CRBs remain largely under-banked and underserved.

Chesek joins Green Check following 30 years experience in various business development roles across the software and business consulting industries. Most recently, he was served as an assistant vice president of mid-market and managed service for Traction on Demand, a Salesforce company. He was also previously a partner at Bluewolf, a Salesforce consulting agency, where he managed an $80 million commercial business for North America.

“We are excited and eager to welcome Paul to the GCV family. His role will be essential as we’re seeing an industry that is projected to expand and gain significant financial traction over the next few years,” says Green Check CEO  Kevin Hart. “I’ve worked with Paul at various other organizations and he brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity around organizations going through hyper-growth. It is always our goal to bring in skillful professionals that can help us build upon our unprecedented growth in the last few years, and we look forward to adding to our already robust team of technology and subject matter experts.”

Chesek’s hiring comes on the heels of the company being named one of the Best Places to Work in Fintech by American Banker and its parent media company Arizent, the release states. And in addition to Chesek, Green Check has added several key members to its team as the company expands to support more financial institutions and cannabis-related businesses. 

“I’ve been tracking GCV’s significant impact in the market and couldn’t be more thrilled to join during this pivotal time,'' Chesek says in the release. “The company is positioned perfectly to fill the needs of financial services via banking, compliance and strategic business solutions for the industry, and I look forward to leveraging my experience to help with these efforts.”




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