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We are K&H Consulting

We are a professional financial services firm dedicated to providing sound accounting, tax, and advisory solutions to cannabis businesses. We understand the unique cultural, political, and legal environment in which our clients operate and can assist with navigating through complex industry issues.

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Our Team

Maritza Bermudez

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Maritza Bermudez is a founding member of K&H Consulting, a licensed Las Vegas based professional services firm focused on assisting businesses in the cannabis industry with accounting, tax and advisory services.

 

Maritza is an experienced compliance and audit professional skilled at providing assurance and advisory services. She brings with her over a decade of diverse business experience gained from working at closely held businesses and publicly traded multinationals across a variety of industries such as insurance, gaming and retail. Her broad work portfolio makes her uniquely adept at identifying issues, determining root causes and delivering practical business solutions designed to add value and improve financial, compliance and operational processes.

 

Prior to starting her own company, Maritza traveled the world as an audit team leader for Walmart, Inc. performing targeted audits with special emphasis on cash management, ethics, and fraud. She was heavily involved with a global policy review of the company’s Anti-Corruption Compliance Program in support of the Compliance and International Finance areas.

 

Maritza is a passionate cannabis activist and most recently served as the Industry Liaison for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in support of Question 2, a Nevada state ballot initiative that successfully legalized marijuana for recreational purposes in 2016. As part of her effort to expand her cannabis knowledge, she also worked in retail dispensary operation as a professional budtender with Blüm Las Vegas, a subsidiary of Terra Tech Corp, a publicly traded cannabis company.

 

Maritza holds a Masters in Accounting degree from Nova Southeastern University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. She is also a licensed Notary Public for the State of Nevada. She is an active participant of Wellness Education Advocates of Nevada, a patient advocacy group and business member of Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association and National Cannabis Industry Association.

Jessica Velazquez

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jessica Velazquez is a founding member of K&H Consulting, a licensed Las Vegas based professional services focused on assisting businesses in the cannabis industry with accounting, tax and advisory services.

 

For over 15 years, Ms. Velazquez has assisted business owners and c-suite executives achieve their business goals by providing guidance on tax and general business matters. Ms. Velazquez brings with her a wide array of experience, working with closely held businesses as well as publicly traded multinationals, across a variety of industries such as gaming, retail, and manufacturing.

 

Ms. Velazquez began her career in 2002, where she held various positions with public accounting firms PwC, RSM & EY. She left pubic accounting in 2008 and held the positions of Tax Supervisor for e-retailer Zappos.com and Corporate Tax Director for SHFL Entertainment Inc., a publicly traded gaming manufacturer. In 2013, she started a small practice with an emphasis on income tax planning and strategic business consulting for closely held companies.

 

Ms. Velazquez is experienced with federal/state income tax matters related to Code Section 280E. She is the firm’s main authority in tax matters for individuals, partnerships, and corporations and responsible for representing clients in audit and collection cases. She is an active business member of Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association and National Cannabis Industry Association.
Ms. Velazquez holds a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and Nevada and is actively involved in several professional organizations such as American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and National Association of Tax Professionals.

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