CFO • COO
Brad Loethen serves as our COO and CFO. He is an attorney and holds a number of degrees and certificates in taxation and accounting, including a Master of Laws in Taxation, Master of Accountancy, and Graduate Certificate in Taxation. He passed all four sections of the CPA exams on his first attempt. Prior to going full-time with Vertical, Brad owned and operated his own law firm in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. He has provided counsel to aspiring cannabis-touching and cannabis-adjacent ventures on a variety of legal issues including business formation, tax and Internal Revenue Code Section 280E compliance, securities regulation, banking, and corporate finance. Brad also prepared detailed financial forecasts, private placement memorandums, market studies, and company valuations for cannabis ventures.
Brad serves as the voice of reason when meetings get off track and has been known to order a round of Irish Car Bombs for the team.