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Sep 29, 2022

Dutchie hires former HubSpot general counsel

John Kelleher to focus on compliance, governmental affairs and public policy

Cannabis tech company Dutchie has recruited John Kelleher as its new general counsel.

Kelleher was previously general counsel for NYSE-listed HubSpot for 10 years. Before that, he spent eight years as general counsel for Endeca Technologies. According to his LinkedIn profile, earlier in his career he was vice president for strategic development at Zinio Systems. He also worked as an attorney with law firm Mintz Levin.

As general counsel at Dutchie, Kelleher will have a specific focus on compliance, governmental affairs and public policy. According to the company, Dutchie’s cannabis commerce platform assists 5,500 dispensaries in the US and Canada and facilitates more than $14 bn in sales each year. Dutchie says growth in the cannabis industry is being slowed by a lack of federal legalization and a patchwork of state and local regulations. Its tools include compliance tracking and requirements.

John Kelleher

Kelleher says in a statement: ‘From day one I’ve been impressed with Dutchie’s company culture and values, specifically our mission-driven focus on helping diverse communities realize the benefits that safe and legal cannabis is bringing to the world. I look forward to working closely with the Dutchie team, our partners and our customers.’

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...