Green Tree International, parent company of Amercanex—American Canabis Exchange—has named Steven Ferrara as chief compliance officer. In this role, he will be in charge of developing and implementing all regulatory, auditing, and compliance operations for the company.

Ferrara has an extensive background in financial regulation, corporate auditing, and market surveillance. He has coordinated CFTC compliance, capital audits, and analysis for several major trading firms at the New York Mercantile Exchange, including Pioneer Futures, ABN AMRO, Premiere Futures, and UBS Securities.

Green Tree International has offices in Denver, Colorado and recently opened a Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Canada.