Indiva Advisors is a professional financial services firm dedicated to providing sound accounting, tax, and advisory solutions to cannabis businesses. We understand the unique cultural, political, and legal environment in which our clients operate and can assist with navigating through complex industry issues.
We focus on you, so you can focus on your business.
Our mission is to transform our expertise and understanding of the evolving cannabis industry into innovative, value-added solutions for our Clients, our business partners and our community.
Our vision is to elevate the standards of ethics and integrity within the cannabis industry, as it evolves into federal and legal legitimacy.
This direction is simple, and is guided by our company values:
Dedication to Clients
Commitment to the community
Excellence in service and professionalism
Ethical standards and integrity
Collaboration and teamwork
With a team of experts bringing more than 25 years of experience, Indiva Advisors is the leading accounting firm dedicated to the cannabis industry. Our company is operated by passionate and devoted professionals, the majority of whom are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), all bringing a wide array of skills and knowledge. We’ve assisted business owners and c-suite executives in achieving their goals by providing guidance on tax and general business matters. We’ve worked with closely held businesses, as well as publicly-traded multinationals across a variety of industries, including gaming, retail, and manufacturing.
Jessica Velazquez is Managing Partner and CEO of Indiva Advisors. She brings more than 15 years of experience, hailing from traditional business and accumulating experience at well-known firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and Zappos.com.
In 2013, Jessica started her own practice with an emphasis on income tax planning and strategic business consulting for closely held
companies. After seeing a gap for qualified professionals in the cannabis industry, she sought advice from state and federal oversight boards and realized that her past experiences provided her the unique ability to understand the needs of companies large and small, and decided to take the leap into cannabis.
Jessica is Indiva’s main authority on 280E and general tax matters for individuals, partnerships, and corporations. She is responsible for representing clients in federal audit and collection cases and has a wealth of experience with state and local tax matters. She enjoys problem-solving and working with clients to achieve their tax and business goals.
Jessica holds a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. She is a licensed CPA in Illinois and Nevada and is actively involved in several professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and National Association of Tax Professionals.
Julian Tolliver serves as Manager at Indiva Advisors. He brings valuable experience that spans more than nine years as a private and public accounting professional, utilizing his knowledge of best practices for accounting compliance, a background in federal and state tax, license compliance, and financial assurance services to provide a complete accounting overview to those operating in the emerging cannabis industry. Julian honed his skills in private and public accounting in domestic and international companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, and construction industries before becoming a part of the Indiva Advisors team.
Julian is a cannabis legalization advocate who joined Indiva Advisors because the firm provides him the opportunity to be a financial consultant as well as an advocate for the industry while it develops. He supports decriminalization of cannabis on the federal level, believing that research on cannabis will gain the support it needs to advance our understanding of the medicinal qualities of the plant, aiding in providing patients with the proper care they deserve.
Julian earned his Master of Business Administration at Texas A&M Commerce and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Nevada Reno. He is a licensed CPA in Nevada and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of CPAs.
Edward Reyes serves as a Senior Associate for Indiva Advisors. Eddie provides sound financial services to the those in the emerging cannabis industry in Nevada and neighboring states. He performs financials reviews, tax return preparation, bookkeeping, and other general accounting consulting work.
Eddie’s experience with small business operations, his dedication to understanding the concerns of the cannabis industry, and his commitment to excellence are just a few assets he brings to the firm. He also offers the added value of being a QuickBooks Certified Expert.
Eddie is an advocate for patient rights and decriminalization of cannabis. He believes patients deserve access to a plant that has the potential to offer an alternative to pharmaceuticals without the threat of criminal prosecution. Eddie earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University. He is dedicated to using his skills and passion to make positive change in the world.
Alissa Macias is the Office Manager of Indiva Advisors. She is an avid cannabis endorser, serial organizer, and Food Network lover — in that order. She brings public accounting administrative experience, has a passion for accumulating more accounting and tax knowledge, and is pursuing a degree in Accounting.
Finding deep satisfaction in meeting deadline-oriented pressures, Alissa is working toward becoming a CPA, while taking part in administrative roles by assisting the team, contributing to HR functions, and propelling overall growth of Indiva Advisors. Similar to her colleagues, Alissa is an advocate for the decriminalization of cannabis and is thrilled to be a part of the canna-movement in the professional environment. She loves her job.
Adriana Pena, a Chicago native, is Indiva Advisors’ experienced bookkeeper and is responsible for maintaining day-to-day accounting needs. She has excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and more than 20 years of experience in customer relations. She brings nearly 10 years of experience working in the medical field, where she specialized in providing administrative support to clinical staff and served as a Clinical Benefit and Financial Budget Specialist.
She enjoys the world of accounting and was drawn to the opportunity of being a part of the working cannabis movement. As a deep-rooted cannabis advocate, Adriana recognizes the plant’s medicinal benefits and enjoys being a part of the ever-growing professional cannabis community.
Shoshanna Silverberg is Indiva Advisors’ Business Development Consultant and describes herself as a connector of people and a mover of information. She finds strategic points of entry into the cannabis industry for professionals, companies, and 501(c) organizations, seeking to leverage their expertise from outside the space and assists companies already in the space to expand their network and develop their brands from a thought leadership perspective.
Shoshanna also works with investors who are seeking socially impactful opportunities, universities seeking to introduce cannabis-driven subject matter into their curricula, and media companies interested in sourcing stories about innovation in cannabis and the industry’s constantly evolving culture.