About us

With deep roots in the Colorado financial world, it’s no wonder we helped to pioneer cannabis banking. Since we were originally created by Partner Colorado Credit Union, we bring over 90 years of financial service to the table, giving you peace of mind that we’ll be here. Today and tomorrow.

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Our History

In November 2012, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana. As a result, entrepreneurial businesses focused on cannabis products, growing as fast as the strong demand for the product. Unfortunately, federal laws did not change, making it nearly impossible for these businesses to conduct banking in federally insured financial institutions.

As a result, marijuana businesses operated in a cash-based landscape, paying rent, salaries, taxes, etc. with grocery bags full of cash. The prospect of robbery, fraud and worse made this approach unsustainable. In July 2014, a group of attorneys, representing a number of cannabis- related businesses, approached Partner Colorado Credit Union to help establish a legitimate banking option for their clients. By the beginning of 2015, Safe Harbor Private Banking opened for business. Today, As Safe Harbor Financial, we continue to proudly forge the way for safe, legal banking for the flourishing cannabis industry.

Management Team

Sundie Seefried

Sundie Seefried

CEO, Safe Harbor Financial

Safe Harbor Financial is the brainchild of Sundie Seefried, CEO of Safe Harbor Financial. A 35-year veteran of the credit union industry, in 2014, she saw that CRBs needed financial services and that Colorado communities would be safer if the new industry had access to banking solutions.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
Amanda McComb

Amanda McComb

Vice President

Amanda’s unique cannabis banking perspective started with years of hands-on industry experience. From the front line to managing the Credit Union’s greatest risk— BSA/AML practices—Amanda served as the initial banker for the Safe Harbor Program and is currently Vice President of Safe Harbor Financial.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
Kimberly Seefried

Kimberly Seefried

Implementation Manager

As the Safe Harbor Implementation Manager, Kimberly was responsible for onboarding over 80 accounts, in three states, in the first 10 months of the program’s existence. Kimberly works closely with the financial institutions involved in the Safe Harbor program. She became CAMS certified in 2020.


Enhance Your Career with the Leader in Cannabis Banking.
Become part of the Safe Harbor Financial team today!

POSITION:  Special Accounts Banker

Duties:

  • Manage incoming calls from potential Third-Party Payment Processor and Specialty Clients and answer initial questions to ensure a banking relationship is possible.
  • Respond and resolve service-related issues with clients.
  • Monitoring Account Activity of Third-Party Payment Processors/Specialty Client; ensuring compliance objectives are maintained as it pertains to BSA Obligations, policies & procedures.
  • Determine and recommend changes to procedures or policies as needed
  • Work with credit union on ACH compliance as required
  • Ensures BSA reporting requirements are fulfilled.
  • Monthly, Quarterly, and annual reports

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.                             
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with subscribers, including staff, board members, and external partners.                   
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • A firm understanding of compliance in the financial world.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or 1 years’ experience in a similar work environment
  • Financial service experience or payment processing experience.
  • Knowledge or understanding of cannabis industry preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Salary : $45,161-$58,381 Depending on Knowledge and Experience

For more information and to apply, please contact Cindy at 303.422.6221 x9097 or Cindy@SHFinancial.org

Strategic Partners

We help you grow with the support of our strategic partners. Fully vetted and recognized for their expertise, you can count on these guys to further optimize your business.

AeroPay

AeroPay is the leading digital payments platform for the cannabis industry. With AeroPay, cannabis businesses can offer contactless in-store, online, and B2B payments to customers, suppliers, or business partners.

For more information or to request a demo, visit aeropay.com/safeharbor or email safeharbor@aeropay.com.

CanPay
The world’s first debit payment app for cannabis retailers – and other emerging industries.
canpaydebit.com
For more information
Dustin Eide
Sales@CanPayDebit.com

Track N Pay

A proven payment solution for retailers.

track-n-pay.com

1645 S. River Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

For more information
224.244.3936

würk
Cannabis software and services to manage your people.
Payroll | HR | Scheduling | Time keeping
enjoywurk.com
For more information
Chris Lagana
Partnerships & Business Development Director
clagana@enjoywurk.com
833.365.9875

Giving Back

At Safe Harbor, one of our core values is giving back to the communities we serve. Our commitment is exemplified by the following organizations, however our teams give countless hours of their time to other philanthropic causes as well.

The Policy Center for Public Health and Safety (PH&S) was founded by forward- thinking leaders who facilitate dialogue, putting solutions in front of credible policymakers and key regulatory figures who have the ability to responsibly address issues impacting the U.S. and international cannabis markets.

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Created in 2016, the Growing Hope Foundation is as an avenue for cannabis businesses to support worthy causes they believe in and give back to their communities.

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©2021 Safe Harbor Financial, LLC. Nothing contained on this website constitutes legal advice. Safe Harbor Financial has no regulator endorsements, express or implied, related to information contained herein or related to Safe Harbor Financial. Marijuana remains illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act and as such, any information provided on this website regarding the use of the Safe Harbor Program™ to provide financial services to cannabis related businesses (“CRBs”) is based on the guidance issued by the United States Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). SAFE HARBOR IS A NAME ONLY and the use of “Safe Harbor” in our name is not meant to imply any additional security. The information contained on this website does not purport to offer a legal “safe harbor” from the current conflict that exists between your state laws and federal law. Because cannabis remains a controlled substance, all assets related to CRBs and the assets of the financial institutions that service CRBs are subject to seizure by federal authorities. Nothing contained on this website constitutes legal advice and Safe Harbor Financial encourages you to work closely with your legal advisors to evaluate all information provided.