Alex Valvassori is Co-Founder and Chief Compliance Officer at Complia. Alex began his career in the cannabis industry in 2014 at Mindful, a multi-state marijuana business, where he quickly rose through the ranks and was appointed Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, he was responsible for all compliance matters across 15 state-issued licenses. While at Mindful, Alex quickly realized how challenging it was to manage all of the critical compliance documentation and information for Mindful. It was this challenge that inspired Alex to create Complia.
In addition to his role at Mindful, Alex was also the Founding Chairman of the Compliance Council, a subcommittee of the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce (C4). Alex has managed licenses of all types including cultivation, MIPs, and dispensing in both the medical an adult-use marketplaces. He has worked on projects across the US including Colorado, California, Washington, Nevada, New York, Hawaii, Maryland, and Illinois. Alex has also participated in several competitive licensing processes, including winning applications in Illinois and Aurora, Colorado.
Ryan Girard is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Complia. Ryan directs all business development and financial strategy for the company. Ryan also oversees the organization’s senior management team.
Ryan graduated from the internationally acclaimed Founder Institute accelerator for promising entrepreneurs (~25% acceptance rate, 10% graduation rate), and has an undying commitment to Complia’s community of customers.
Hari Gopalakrishna is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Complia. With more than 15 years of experience in enterprise content management, product development, and strategy, Hari is an expert at building scalable cloud-based solutions, world-class technology, and distributed product teams. Hari enjoyed his first exit after selling a high performance document management system to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Hari earned his B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Computer Science. He is also a graduate of the Founder Institute. Hari has held a wide range of technology leadership, architect, and product development roles at companies including TD Bank, Key Bank, and HP.