EDUCATE. ADVOCATE. PROTECT. PROMOTE.
What is the Emerging Markets Coalition?
The Emerging Markets Coalition (“EMC”) is a 501c6 – a not-for-profit member-driven advocacy and educational organization for financial services in highly cash based and underserved markets. Our 1st targets are the cannabis related industries (hemp, CBD, Cannabis). EMC advocates and drives for the normalization, electronification, and increased accessibility to full financial services for the cannabis-related industries – enabling these businesses to operate as do other legal businesses in a growing, regulated, emerging market.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Former President & Executive Director,
“A cash-heavy, fast growing, regulated market with little access to full financial services. This seemed like a problem to be solved, especially by our Founders, who have successes in normalizing banking for several cash-heavy industries – so we founded EMC to bring together the best industry players to do collective/ collaborative work needed to benefit all.”
CEO – DAMA FINANCIAL
Former CEO – Netspend
“DAMA has joined EMC as a Founders’ Circle member to play a leading role in setting the gold standard for compliance and risk. The founders of EMC did this in prepaid…another cash intensive industry…and will do the same here but faster … to get out ahead of the speed of dramatic growth while assuring full transparency, security and trackability.”
Founders’ Experience with Emerging Markets:
The founding members have successfully helped to normalize banking for a number of underserved, cash heavy markets. Most recently, they led the prepaid industry when it was similarly situated – driving collaboration across the industry, to Educate and Advocate with legislators, regulators, media, and advocacy groups. Now prepaid is a mainstream product, and normalized into the US financial services market. EMC is seeking to do the same with cannabis financial services – to proactively establish and engage with government, media, and civic organizations for positive, factual, transparent influence and impact.
EMC ADVISORY BOARD
Why join EMC?
Be part of the powerful joint voice of top financial services and cannabis-related industry players, to proactively drive relationships and workable legislation, regulation, and public perception. By pooling resources, expertise, influence, and networks – the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and than any one player acting alone. The return on investment (“ROI”) in EMC Membership is over 20x. EMC membership is open to all stakeholders in this ecosystem, who agree to follow EMC Best Practices and Code of Conduct.
Membership is open to all stakeholders in cannabis related industries and financial services. Membership tiers are based on the size of the organization and the level of influence, presence and benefit desired.
To learn more about your organization will benefit by joining EMC, contact us at 202.843.8611 or send us an email
WHY INDUSTRY LEADERS JOIN EMC
Zane A. Gilmer, Partner
Paul Bryant, CEO
Spencer Schmerling, CEO
Cascade Financial Technology Group
EMC works with government stakeholders, law enforcement, civic organizations, media, and the financial services and cannabis-related industries to create a strong, secure network and ecosystem.
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For more information contact:
Kirsten Trusko, CEO