Indiva Advisors LLP is the leading accounting firm dedicated to the cannabis industry whose team of experts span 6 states and 2 countries.
Our mission is to transform our expertise and understanding of the evolving cannabis industry into innovative, value-added solutions for our clients, business partners and community.
Our vision is to elevate the standards of ethics and integrity within the industry, as it evolves into federal and legal legitimacy.
Jessica Velazquez, CPA, CFE.
Managing Partner + CEO
Jessica is a cannabis and social justice advocate who has spent much of her 20-year career advocating for women and minority business owners. As Managing Partner, she takes a lead in advocacy and policy matters, as well as serving as one of the main authorities on cannabis specific tax matters such as IRC 280E and IRC 471. Jessica also represents clients in federal audit and collection cases. She’s also bilingual and represents Spanish-speaking clients.
Jessica started her own firm in 2014 after gaining experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Zappos and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Jessica earned a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. She is actively involved in several professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Tax Professionals. In her free time, Jessica loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family. She is also a Jeopardy and NPR junkie.
MEET THE TEAM
Gina Mastromarino, MBA
Gina has served as an accounting/finance executive with extensive experience in the gaming and cannabis industries. She held various accounting/finance leadership roles at several Las Vegas Strip and Downtown casinos as well as other jurisdictions including Colorado, Indiana and Mississippi.
Gina was also a Director of Client Service and Recruiting for RGP, a global consulting firm, where she delivered human capital resources to Fortune 500 clients.
In Gina’s free time she enjoys biking, hiking, camping in her tear drop tailer and hanging out with her puppies!
John was an application engineer for most of his career. He designed control systems for gas and steam turbine applications, used for power generation and refineries. He is a US Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Midway stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. John transitioned into tax preparation and enjoys the seasonal nature of the business. John lives in beautiful Loveland Colorado with his significant other and her two daughters. In his spare time John plays golf and enjoys rolling around with his dogs.
Vaibhav joined Indiva Advisor LLP in early 2022 as a part of the Tax team. He holds a Master of Commerce degree from Gujarat University, and is currently an Inter-CA, pursuing his Chartered Accounting qualification, the Indian equivalent to a US CPA. After several years experience in Accounting, he was interested in focusing more on tax and is excited for the international experience gained from working with this team. He has experience in both US and Indian Accounting and Taxation.
In his free time, he loves to play cricket over the weekends and likes to spend time with family & friends.
Laura Durham, CPA
Accounting & Taxation
Laura graduated from Colorado State University in 2001 with a Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting and lives in Loveland, CO. She has specialized in accounting and taxation for cannabis and hemp companies since 2013. Laura is also bilingual and serves Spanish-speaking clients.
Laura has worked in corporate finance roles including audit, international accounting, reconciliations, consolidations, financial statement preparation, fixed assets management, and accounting systems implementations. Outside of work, she is usually spending time with her daughters and significant other. She enjoys animals, gardening and refereeing youth basketball.
As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Krutali has been meeting the accounting needs of US, Canadian and Indian industry for the last 6 years. She has been working with the accounting team at Indiva Advisors, LLP since 2021 and has 3 years experience in the regulated Cannabis industry. Krutali holds a Master’s degree of Business Management from Gujarat Technological University and Bachelor’s Degree from Ahmedabad University. She has experience in Financial Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Cost Accounting and Project Accounting. She has expanded her knowledge to include Indian, Canadian and US accounting. She is QBO, QBD, Xero and Gusto certified.
She believes in an ideology of simple living and high thinking. When she is not at work, you can find her reading books, spending time with her family, or traveling.