Kevin Haller is a CPA and Partner with nearly 15 years’ experience working at Bay Area regional public accounting firms. He specializes in assurance and financial services in a variety of industries; including, cannabis, construction, manufacturing, distribution, and not-for-profits. Kevin was the visionary, creator, and chair of his firm’s Cannabis Industry Group, which evolved into a cannabis consulting firm – Akene Consulting, LLC – at which he is a Principal. At Akene, Kevin is focused primarily on creating efficient and compliant operational and financial reporting processes, getting clients 280E/financial audit ready, enhanced customer experience, developing teams, mentoring/training, and project management. He is an active member of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Risk Management and Insurance Committees, and regularly attends cannabis events across the country. He focuses on building strategic partnerships, change and risk management, and leveraging technology to overcome operational obstacles. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two daughters.