Bridge West is proud to announce that Peter Prevot, CPA, CIA has been promoted to Senior Business Consultant serving a diverse group of U.S. and Canadian businesses in the cannabis industry.
Peter is responsible for ensuring that the Firm’s clients have the necessary resources and information to make sound business decisions, retain more of the bottom line for business growth, and comply with laws and regulations. He focuses on management consulting, corporate governance, accounting information systems, compliance with IRC Section 280 E, banking regulations, use taxes, and internal controls. Peter has provided consulting services to medical cannabis related businesses with state sanctioned operations in Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, Washington D.C., California, Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
In 2014, Peter dedicated his career to the cannabis industry after learning about the unique tax and banking regulations surrounding legal marijuana in the U.S. and he formed a consulting firm to serve the industry. During 2017 and 2018, Peter was actively involved in medical cannabis licensing procurement in Louisiana. He represented Columbia Care Louisiana in pursuit of production contracts with Louisiana State University and Southern University and served as the organization’s Controller. He then led a diverse team of professionals in pursuit of dispensary licenses in Louisiana. The applications produced by his team were ranked #1 in five of the state’s nine regions and his clients were ultimately awarded three of the nine dispensary permits available.
Peter began his career as a professional accountant at Ernst & .Young’s New Orleans, LA office. He earned an undergraduate degree in finance and a graduate degree in accounting from Louisiana State University. As a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, Peter is a member of the Louisiana State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He previously held board seats with the Louisiana Cannabis Association and the Pointe Coupee Enrichment Fund and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Upbeat Academy Foundation and the Louisiana Association for Therapeutic Alternatives