CEO & Founder of Artery Pay
Ashley Elsner is CEO and Founder of Artery Pay. She is a FinTech expert with 14 years of global financial law, regulation and operations experience. Prior to Artery Pay, Ashley cofounded and was Vice President of Operations for Greenshoe Asset Management, an online hedge fund investment platform. She managed the investment process and financial regulatory compliance of $600M+ transactions for Bessemer Venture Partners in their legal and operations group, including interests and responsibilities for LinkedIn’s IPO and Amazon’s acquisition of Diapers.com, among many other exits, and developing the regulatory compliance strategies for India’s new Foreign Venture Capital Investors and Foreign Portfolio Investors laws. Ashley spent 4 years in the financial regulatory group of Sidley Austin LLP, where in addition to managing SEC and state regulatory compliance for its top-ranked fund services team for 800+ hedge funds and 6 publicly traded companies, she was instrumental in managing a year-long internal regulatory audit of an $850B+ international investment bank, clearing the firm’s regulatory record and saving the firm $40M+ in fines. Ashley was recently named one of the Top 100 People in Finance by Top 100 Magazine. Ashley holds a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Classics from Yale College and a J.D.M.B.A from Northwestern School of Law focused on the intersection of Law and Economics and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management with majors in Finance and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
How are financial institutions making the decision to provide financial services to the heavily regulated cannabis sector? Why are some sitting out while others develop a core competency in this area?