Simone’s expertise is in business strategy, finance, risk management, and cannabis accounting. Simone has helped take companies public, performed due-diligences, and has improved business operations for hundreds of cannabis clients since 2014.
Simone is an active member of the cannabis business community in both Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. She has spoken about cannabis banking and 280E issues on National Public Radio (NPR) and 420Radio; has lectured on the US cannabis economy at Cannafest in Prague, CZ; and has given multiple talks at Women Grow and the University of Oregon.
With a background in Big 4 public accounting and international consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Simone has lived and worked in Spain and France and has assisted clients throughout Latin America, Western and Northern Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Simone is the owner of LIV Consulting, a CPA and management consulting and advisory firm for the cannabis industry. Simone advises cannabis companies in all sectors of the industry on strategy and business process improvement.
Simone graduated with dual degrees in Spanish and Accounting from the University of Oregon and holds an active CPA certificate from the State of Oregon.