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Based in Santa Ana, California, RADD CANN is a leading cannabis consulting firm. our cannabis consultant assist financial institutions with the implementation of Marijuana Related Banking services which has a proven track record of success with clients nationwide. A natural complement to that service is the ability to apply our expertise in compliance consulting to the cannabis operators. RADD CANN’s mission is to help cannabis operators operate within their licensing guidelines so that they may continue to prosper. The RADD CANN cannabis consultants diligently stay abreast of regulatory trends and updates in the Cannabis industry and regularly speaks at conferences.

Founder, Radhika Lipton

Founder – Radhika has more than 31 years of experience in the banking industry, with an impressive background spanning all phases of compliance, operations, and risk management for leading financial institutions. Radhika has been responsible for helping several banking institutions successfully pass their regulatory examinations. She excels in policy and procedure development, audit management, and streamlining processes through the use of technology. Prior to stating her own compliance and internal audit firm, Radhika held position such as Program Director of Retail Audit for Cititgroup, Chief Banking Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Risk Officer and BSA Officer. She has experience in working with large institutions to starting a de novo. Radhika is active in the speaking circuit and regularly presents on risk management topics including banking high-risk programs. Radhika is passionate about what she does and dedicated to the success of her clients.

Rita Ward- Chief Operations Officer

Chief Operations Officer – CIA, CDIA, CRMA
Rita Ward has over 20 years of regulatory audit and compliance experience in the private and public sectors of finance, 5 years of which she was dealing with the CFPB and DOJ directly. She has worked with small lenders (Westlake Financial), credit unions (First Financial Credit Union), commercial banking (Commonwealth Business Bank, Bank of Hope), big banks (Wells Fargo, CIT), and many others. She has limitless experience in compliance, and internal audit (Banking, Mortgage, Commercial and Consumer Lending, Compliance Management System, Financial, Vendor Management, Due Diligence, Servicing/Subservicing, and SOX). She has assisted in writing policies and procedures for overarching processes. Along with assisting clients to address Matters Requiring Attention (MRA) from regulatory institutions.

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