artery provides easy, low cost electronic payment services on the blockchain to help cannabis business owners safely and legally transact free from the risks of cash. There is no equipment to buy or lease, no setup needed, and pricing is simple and transparent.
artery provides legal payments on blockchain for the legal cannabis industry. Using blockchain technology allows us to provide our services at low cost to businesses and with state of the art encryption security. Artery is 100% backed by USD providing assured liquidity to transacting businesses. Our digital asset represents your actual money with no price volatility.
artery's team knows the banking industry inside and out, having built successful products and teams within large well-known organizations, such as Bank of America and Bessemer Venture Partners and as entrepreneurs. After 2 years researching how best to serve the legal cannabis space, we determined that our financial services operational experience positions us uniquely to be able to provide great financial products that will leapfrog the cannabis industry into the future, while other industries struggle to catch up with the most current financial technology.
Ashley Elsner has deep experience in global financial services law and financial institution operations. She began her career on the financial regulatory team at Sidley Austin in NYC where she handled SEC and state regulatory compliance for 800+ hedge funds and 6 public offerings, and was instrumental to a year-long internal regulatory audit of an $800B+ global investment firm, saving the firm $40M+ in fines. Ashley then joined the legal and operations team at Bessemer Venture Partners, where she managed the investment process and financial regulatory compliance of $600M+ transactions including interests in LinkedIn’s IPO and Amazon’s acquisition of Diapers.com, and developed compliance strategies for India’s new foreign investment laws. Passionate about the potential of financial technology's ability to transform how people engage in the financial space, she co-founded and was VP of Operations for Greenshoe Asset Management, an online hedge fund investment platform. Ashley holds a B.A. in Poli Sci from Yale College and a J.D.M.B.A. from Northwestern School of Law and Kellogg School of Management.
Bob Schnibbe is COO of Fairhaven Capital, an early stage venture capital fund focused on high growth markets. With over 25 years of experience in financial services, he has worked in a senior capacity at M&T Bank, State Street Bank and JP Morgan Chase. He has held senior positions in several start-up companies including Alterna Technologies (CEO), Finacity Corporation (COO), Reciprocal (SVP Operations) and as being a Board member at Wealthcare Capital Management (Financeware). Bob earned his B.S. degree in Healthcare Services from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and his M.B.A from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.