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The legal cannabis industry is evolving quickly as many states transition into regulated markets.  This industry’s roots trace back to the drug war and complete prohibition.  A steep learning curve is needed to prepare operators to navigate a legal, regulated industry.  An industry that was once pushed to the black market and forced to operate in secret without ever putting anything in writing is now expected to adhere to the highest levels of transparency, tracking and compliance.  The operators that survive this period of rapid transition will have the controls, tools, and expertise needed to navigate the complex business and regulatory environments.

As an operator, you are certainly an expert at your craft, but it is critical that you round out your team with other business functions, even if you are not currently in a position to bring on full-time business executives.  Green Light CFO is here to provide business and finance services to get your business on the trajectory to success.

Sarah Sanger brings 15 years of corporate finance, analytics, and operations expertise to the industry.  In addition, she has seen over 100 cannabis-related pitches and business plans and has personally placed investment capital in this industry.  Sarah is a licensed CA Real Estate Salesperson and Registered Representative (Series 79 & 63) 



Business Financial Model And Forecasting
Financial statements and reporting
Investor Presentation/ Deck
Idea Validation
Deal Support
Legal and other referrals

Client Testimonials

“Sarah is a real pro.  She took our old pro forma and translated it into a useful business tool, that is not only working for fundraising, but also allowing us to forecast for our business opening.  She’s always on time for calls/meetings and hits her deadlines.  Can’t recommend her enough.  I’ve referred her to a few colleagues and they have been very satisfied as well.”

“Sarah is a pleasure to work with. Her skills and experience in finance are surpassed only by her diligence and attention to detail. She consistently gives me the impression that my business is a priority.”

About Us

Sarah Sanger graduated from Duke University in 2003 with a Bachelors in Economics.  

After graduating, Sarah spent 5 years working in Qualcomm’s Corporate Finance organization.  From there, she went on to receive her MBA from UCLA Anderson with a focus on strategy and operations.  After summer internships with Deloitte Consulting and McMaster-Carr Supply Company, she opted to join the McMaster-Carr management rotation program with a heavy focus on analytics and operations.

In 2011, Sarah joined ID Analytics where she developed, built, and ran the business analysis function.  Sarah’s team provided business strategy and analysis to ID Analytics’ clients and prospective clients.  The team was responsible for closing deals with multiple top 10 banks, credit card issuers, and leading cellular providers.  In 2013, Sarah was hired to help run Elevate Credit’s San Diego R&D office focused on advanced analytics and fraud. Sarah was a vocal and active participant as a speaker and forum member for several industry groups.

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In 2017, she worked with a licensed cultivator to close a multi-million dollar financing round.  She currently has several clients across the legal cannabis supply chain that leverage her finance and business expertise to navigate the complex and rapidly evolving regulatory environment.

Sarah has spent the past 15 years focused on analytics and operations.  She has extensive experience with third party tools and data sources as well as hands-on analysis to support financial and regulatory risk management objectives.  She is an investor-member in Arcview, and active in many cannabis trade organizations. Sarah is a licensed CA Real Estate Salesperson and Registered Representative (Series 79 & 63)

Contact Details

Phone :  858-245-9842

Email :  greenlightcfo@gmail.com

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