We bridge the gap in finance by providing

growth capital for cannabis companies

Dynamic Alternative Finance was founded in 2014 specifically to serve the cannabis and hemp industries. The founding team brings over 30 years experience in equipment leasing, finance, and commercial real estate experience.

At Dynamic Alternative Finance, we’ve combined the deep experience in commercial financing with our expertise in cannabis and alternative industries to become the leading intermediary sourcing working capital for growing businesses. We use our existing relationships and referral business partners to find the funding you need to operate or expand your business. We understand your need to protect your assets, your intellectual property and your working capital, which is why we focus solely on funding and let you focus on running your business.

As a company that aims to serve the needs of those in a new and often overlooked market, we bring the following core values with us to every relationship:

  • Integrity: We earn trust and respect every day.
  • Entrepreneurial: We have a passion and vision for new ideas.
  • Teamwork: We operate as a team and behave like a family.
  • Expertise: We are experts in the markets we serve.
  • Strong work ethic: We bring our “A” game every day.
  • Collaboration: We balance the interests of multiple parties.

Our Expert Team

We’ve been in the cannabis industry since the beginning.

John Morris


John brings 35 years of experience in the financial services industry where he held leadership positions at several Wall Street firms and was responsible for alternative investment hedge fund sales. As President of Dynamic Alternative Finance, John has helped develop new financing solutions for the cannabis industry by leveraging his long-term relationships with Hedge Funds and Private Equity firms.

In addition to his extensive experience, John has further developed his expertise by attaining 10 NASD/FINRA licenses. His training and expertise provide unique insight into the financing challenges facing the cannabis and hemp industries due to the current regulatory environment. John also serves on the Banking Committee of the National Cannabis Industry Association.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Economics from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, John served with the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army in Fort Carson, CO.

Elizabeth Morris

Chief Operating Officer

With over 20 years of experience working in operations for startup organizations across various industries, Elizabeth has a proven track record of building high-performing teams and a deep commitment to providing superior customer care, most recently in her role at Dynamic Alternative Finance. Her passion lies in helping to grow businesses and empower burgeoning entrepreneurs in emerging industries to accomplish their goals.
Elizabeth brings her comprehensive understanding of operational tools and keen insight into the evolving business development needs of the cannabis industry to help empower the DAF team and elevate the client experience.

Rich Gardner

Director of Business Development

Rich Gardner has over 30 years of experience in sales and corporate management across a diverse range of sectors including: computer hardware and software; oil & gas; venture capital and corporate finance. He served as VP of sales at NASDAQ-listed company in the technology sector with revenues in excess of $100 MM annually and was responsible for 50 sales people. Mr. Gardner was also the founder and CEO of Duplication Technology, a developer of integrated data conversion systems with international distribution for over ten years. Additionally, he served as Executive VP of Horizon Petroleum, a U.S. Rocky Mountain-based oil and gas prospect developer.

Mr. Gardner was the Founder and Managing Director of Crown Financial, which was an integrated advisory and consulting firm serving U.S. and international clients predominantly in oil & gas, renewable energy, technology and mining. The company’s focus was in creating client / lender relationships throughout the Americas utilizing Crown’s partnerships with world banks, pension funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and private investors.

Greg Whitson

Business Development Manager

Greg Whitson has had a diverse career over the last 28 years in Sales Management, Advisor, and Principal. As National Sales Director for Duplication Technology based in Boulder, CO, he sold and (serviced) Tier-1 client accounts in the turnkey software replication (CD & DVD), print/packaging and distribution sector as well as managed a nationwide sales staff. As an Advisor and Principal of Crown Financial his focus was on facilitating funding of large projects through debt/equity structured finance solutions for various sectors including oil & gas, coal, copper and water assets. Mr. Whitson’s focus has been in creating client / lender relationships throughout the Americas utilizing Crown’s partnerships with world banks, investment banks, pension funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and family offices. Greg grew up in Colorado and has a BA Economics from Colorado State University and enjoys golf, fly fishing, travelling and sports.

Our Partners

We are proud to partner with some of the industry’s most influential groups.

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