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We are a Denver-based group of compliance officers and technologists with a background in cannabis, government software, and cutting our teeth in this new industry.

Your peace of mind matters because we have been searching for it too. Our employers have relied on us to navigate nuanced challenges and compliance complexities, and we are eager to further our industry with effortless oversight.

Welcome to Team Complia.

Alex Valvassori is one of the Co-Founder of 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.

Hari Gopalakrishna is one of the Co-Founder of 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.


Diane Czarkowski is one of the industry’s original cannabis entrepreneurs and Founding Partner at Canna Advisors. She has played an influential role in the cannabis market since its early stages, helping develop it into one of fastest growing industries in the United States.

With decades of career success in high-tech and real estate, Diane’s business agility stems from working in industries that are rapidly growing and evolving. She was the founder of one of the first dispensary and cultivation facilities in Colorado, earning the reputation as one of most professional and patient-focused dispensaries in the state.

Diane has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Women in Cannabis” and a “Top Cannabis Entreprenueur”.

Jay Czarkowski is an influential cannabis entrepreneur, investor, and advocate. A well-connected and respected industry insider, Jay and his team have helped build cannabis industries in more than a dozen states. As Founding Partner at Canna Advisors, Jay forges new avenues in the legal cannabis market with informed agility and strategic sophistication.

With nearly a decade of regulatory experience as a consultant and award-winning operator, Jay has paved the way for innovative startups and technologies.

A foremost authority on real estate development and cultivation design, Jay has held a commercial general contractor license since 2002 and has worked on cannabis industry projects throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Ken Cera specializes in venture capital and other financing transactions, and he represents a large venture capital fund, other investors, and many start ups and other companies. Ken started his career at a large law firm in Silicon Valley, and has continued to work in the venture capital world since then. Ken has a degree in business from U.C. Berkeley, and a J.D., cum laude, from University of Chicago Law School.



We do it for the long hours drudging through regulations—we know them best. We do it for the complex answers our organization depends on—we keep our team prepared. And we do it because we believe in complete control and perfection in our work.

We are compliance officers, and Complia is our tool. We built Complia to get us home for dinner by 6 knowing our business is safe.

We can see it all, and we are confident. You should be too. Your compliance team is here.

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