This content is submitted by businesses in Alabama. Submit your “people on the move” story here.

Richard Drennen

Shield Compliance Welcomes Richard Drennen as Business Development Officer

Shield Compliance, a comprehensive compliance management platform for banking legal cannabis-related businesses, announced the expansion of its sales team with the addition of Richard H. Drennen as business development officer. The appointment comes on the heels of legislative victories for the cannabis industry in five states and growing demand for cannabis banking services across the country.

Based in Birmingham, Drennen is a seasoned executive with decades of business development experience in a variety of industries. As the former director of administration and chief operating officer of one of the country’s largest vertically integrated CBD manufacturers, Drennen was responsible for leading banking strategy for the company throughout Kentucky, along with overseeing business operations.

“Access to banking is one of the biggest obstacles for cannabis-related businesses today,” said Drennen. “Shield plays a critical role bringing compliant cannabis banking to the market. I am excited to help expand the company’s footprint and bring its best-in-class solution to financial institutions in the 35 states where cannabis is legal today.”

“Richard is an integral part of our talented sales team, which is focused on developing relationships with financial institutions serving, and considering serving, the legal cannabis industry,” said Tony Repanich, president and chief operating officer of Shield Compliance. “Richard brings terrific energy and enthusiasm to our market-leading value proposition, and the timing of his arrival complements key state-level legislative developments that continue to expand our addressable market.”

- Sponsor -

About Shield Compliance
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Shield Compliance is transforming how financial institutions manage risk, comply with regulations, and satisfy operational demands associated with serving the legal cannabis market across the U.S. Its purpose-built AML/BSA compliance management software solution sits behind the financial institution to simplify compliance, automate processes across multiple data sources, create efficiencies, unlock new revenue and scale operations.

Shield Compliance
500 Union St., Ste 310 Seattle WA 98101, Washington

The latest Alabama business news delivered to your inbox