Lance Ott

Founder & CEO

Guardian Data Systems

NCIA Board Member, CPP Certified (ETA), Banking, ERP, Point of Sale, Payment Processing, Cash Management, Consulting & Management

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Lance Ott, Founder and Director of Business Development at Cirrata Ventures, Founder of Guardian Data Systems, and former Director of National Bank of CA, is a 18-year veteran of the cannabis, banking and financial services industries with additional expertise in FinTech, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), merchant services, operations, compliance and consulting. Lance is also a Certified Payments Professional “CPP” through the Electronic Transactions Association. Since the inception of Guardian Data Systems, Lance has become a ubiquitous presence at cannabis industry conferences and events produced by the National Cannabis Industry Association, International Cannabis Association/Cannabis World Conference, MMJ Business Daily, Israel Cannabis/CannaTech, Native Nations Events and Secure Cash Transport Association. He has been regularly featured in national media and his profile is highlighted in the third edition of ArcView’s Annual State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report. Last year, Mr. Ott was ranked #38 in the top 100 most influential cannabis business executives by Cannabis Business Executive. Lance is currently serving his fourth term on the Board of Directors for the National Cannabis Industry Association and has served as a member of the Ethics Subcommittee. Cirrata Ventures and Guardian Data Systems are Sustaining Members of the NCIA. Lance is also a Certified Payments Professional “CPP” as certified through the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), which is the largest association in the payments industry. The purpose of the ETA is to influence, monitor and help shape the merchant acquiring industry by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.


Founder & Director of Business Development

May 2018 - present

Founder & Principal

Guardian Data Systems
September 2008 - present

Regulatory Advisory Board

Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force
January 2017 - present


Bankcard Brokers
September 2007 - present

Board of Directors

National Cannabis Industry Association
May 2014 - present

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