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Bill Pilkington


William L. Pilkington, President, High Risk Compliance LLC   Mr. Pilkington has over 37 years of experience with community financial institutions.  A former Assistant Director of Banking with the State of Michigan and risk management specialist with the Federal Reserve, Bill was the Chief Risk Officer for two $700 million community banks challenged by the 2008 financial crisis. 


In 2017, Bill was approached by community bankers and credit union league representatives who asked him to bring his risk management discipline to the idea of banking marijuana.  In doing so, Bill has networked with regulators, bankers in marijuana states, industry vendors and industry leaders.  Through High Risk Compliance LLC, Bill has developed a comprehensive compliance program for banking marijuana in community financial institutions.  He also provides a bridge between  marijuana businesses and financial institutions.


Bill will provide an update on current and prospective

- MRA Rules and positions

- key providers of services

- banking options

-account options

 -Ancillary Accounts

-Capital/investment accounts

-Green Accounts

-Capital Options

-Straight capital

-Third Party

-Borrowing (private and “banking”)

-Crowd Funding

 -Bank Borrowings